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Patient Safety Award win

PReCePT wins Patient Safety Award

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We are delighted to announce that PReCePT has won a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Award in the Maternity and Midwifery Services Initiative of the Year category.

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A quality improvement approach to addressing problematic polypharmacy

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Joanna Garrett, Senior Project Manager here at the West of England AHSN, reflects on our work bringing together pharmacists, GPs, commissioners and patients to tackle problematic polypharmacy. Medicines are the most common intervention used by the NHS, but up to 50% of medicines are not taken as prescribed. Barriers to adherence are complex and varied…

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We’re on the lookout for curious, enthusiastic team players

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We have a number of job vacancies currently live – could one of them be right for you? To help you find out we caught up with Dave Evans and Nathalie Delaney, Programme Managers in the Service and System Transformation Team to see what they’re looking for in a successful candidate.

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Steve West

Driving sustainable, responsible and inclusive economic growth

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As well as being Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England and chair for the West of England AHSN, Professor Steve West chairs the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Here Steve writes about how the LEP is working alongside authorities across the region to drive sustainable economic growth and improve health…

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Learning Disabilities NEWS event

A successful start for the West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative

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In April we held an event focusing on improving health outcomes for people with learning disabilities. Here Hannah Little, Patient Safety Improvement Lead and Senior Project Manager at the West of England AHSN reflects on the day and how it might have kick-started something big.

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Getting it right: GPs and end of life care planning

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Hein Le Roux is a GP in Gloucestershire as well as being a Clinical Lead for Patient Safety here at the West of England AHSN. In this blog, Hein reflects on his recent experience of guiding a couple through end of life care planning and how helpful ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and…

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PReCePT shortlisted for Patient Safety Awards 2019

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PReCePT has been shortlisted for an HSJ Patient Safety Award in the Maternity and Midwifery Services Initiative of the Year category.

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Saving Babies’ Lives: PReCePT work recognised in new guidance

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The new Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle launched by NHS England today (15 March) will, for the first time, include guidance to administer magnesium sulphate to women in very pre-term labour to prevent cerebral palsy. An NHS ‘care bundle’ is a recognised and familiar approach to improvement across the NHS bringing together a small number…

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Looking for the next big idea – Evidence into Practice

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Do you have an evidence-based idea to change clinical practice? Then apply to our Evidence into Practice Challenge, an open call to healthcare professionals and researchers in the West of England.

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ESCAPE-pain

Taking a step outside the clinical bubble

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Megan Kirbyshire is six months into her secondment with us here at the West of England AHSN, working to spread and embed ESCAPE-pain across our region. Here Megan reflects on how the secondment has given her the opportunity to see her work in a wider context. I recently had the privilege of presenting at the…

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