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Reflecting on our PERIPrem journey

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As our PERIPrem (Perinatal Excellence to Reduce Injury in Premature Birth) project becomes part of our wider Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (known as MatNeoSIP), Senior Project Manager, Noshin Menzies reflects on the year she spent supporting the project from her kitchen table and what lessons she’s learnt from launching and managing PERIPrem during…

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Celebrating PreciSSIon: Reducing SSI rates by 50% with estimated savings of over £500k

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We’re delighted to celebrate PreciSSIon (Preventing Surgical Site Infection across a region) achieving the project aim of reducing SSI rates in elective colorectal surgery by 50% by March 2021. It is also estimated that we have saved 103 patients from developing a SSI since the start of the project, with a cost saving of an…

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New Adoption and Spread Series launches

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The West of England Academy are hosting a new series of five interactive online workshops each Wednesday morning from 28 April focusing on the successful adoption and spread of healthcare innovation, best practice or products. Free to attend, and for any healthcare project team member or innovator based in the West of England, each two-hour…

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Reflecting on and celebrating ReSPECT

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In this special blog post, Anne Pullyblank – Medical Director, West of England AHSN, discusses how ReSPECT started, the success of the programme, and what is next.  Back in 2018, there was a mixed picture across our region for managing end of life care. We knew we needed a unified system to make these challenging…

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New adoption and spread guide launched

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It is estimated that across the UK, a third of healthcare improvement projects never spread beyond their particular unit, a further third are embedded across their organisation but never spread further than that, and only the final third are spread across their own and other similar organisations. Through the West of England Academy supported by…

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West of England AHSN submits ideas to the Q Exchange!

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Q members from the West of England AHSN have submitted a number of project ideas to the Health Foundation’s Q Exchange, giving them the chance to develop these with the help of other Q members and to submit bids for up to £30,000 of funding. We’ll find out in January 2021 if any of our…

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Kate talks about virtual learning

Reflections on hosting virtual interactive workshops

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In this Q&A our West of England Academy Project Managers Kate Phillips and Vardeep Deogan share their reflections on the delivery of the Academy’s recent Quality Improvement (QI) Summer Series. They led 10 hours of online interactive workshops and delivery of QI theory by 12 different facilitators to around 60 delegates per session from across…

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Sharing learning from our QI Summer Series

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During July and August 2020 the West of England Academy, aided by guest facilitators and speakers, held weekly Quality Improvement (QI) webinars. This season of learning, known as the QI Summer Series, was fully booked with a lengthy waiting list. We are also delighted to say the series received 100% positive feedback from attendees, no…

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Introducing the quality improvement (QI) summer series

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We are hosting a series of five online workshops from 29 July to 26 August on quality improvement (QI). Free to attend, and for any innovator or employee within healthcare, each two-hour session is standalone so you can choose individual workshops or sign up for the series. Each workshop will be highly interactive, so you…

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Noshin Menzies

Quality Improvement in the age of COVID – launching PERIPrem

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Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager, shares her experiences of launching a Quality Improvement programme during COVID. If you’d told me 4 months ago we would be where we are today with PERIPRem, I’d have wondered what planet you were from. This exciting, ambitious care bundle, the vision of two extraordinary neonatologists, was going to launch…

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