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Call for parent partners to join our Black Maternity Matters project

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Our new Black Maternity Matters project is calling out to Black women and their families to get involved by joining its steering group and using their own personal experiences of maternity care to improve the experience of other women and their babies. This ground-breaking project brings together midwives, parents and maternity staff from across two…

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Working with BSW CCG to improve diabetes care

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The West of England AHSN and Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG (BSW CCG) are reaching the end of a 12-month project to improve care for patients with type 2 diabetes. Since the project launched in February 2021, a community of practice has been established with 174 members from 58 practices alongside secondary…

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Regional neonatal units celebrate highest delayed cord clamping rates in England

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Maternity and neonatal (MatNeo) units across the South West are celebrating achieving the highest delayed cord clamping rates in 2020 in England, as measured by the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP). On average, units across the South West also achieved the third lowest rates of mortality to discharge, the second lowest rates of necrotising enterocolitis,…

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QI in pharmacy? It’s a brave new world.

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In this joint blog from Senior Project Manager, Chris Learoyd and Ola Howell, Clinical Pharmacy Lead at the West of England AHSN, we explore the value of Quality Improvement (QI) for pharmacy teams, why it hasn’t really been embedded so far and how pharmacy can get involved, including at our first-ever Pharmacy Showcase on 12…

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National recognition for PreciSSIon and PERIPrem at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards

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There are celebrations across the West of England after a brilliant performance by our teams at the prestigious HSJ Patient Safety Awards on 20 September, as part of the annual Patient Safety Congress in Manchester. PreciSSIon, our regional collaborative to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) after elective colorectal surgery, scooped the Infection Prevention and Control…

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PERIPrem is a finalist in the HSJ Awards 2021

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We’re thrilled to announce that PERIPrem (Perinatal Excellence to Reduce Injury in Premature Birth) has been shortlisted for the provider collaboration of the year at the HSJ Awards 2021, recognising outstanding contribution to healthcare – in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector. This follows hot on the heels of the…

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PreciSSIon shortlisted for Quality Improvement award

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We are delighted to announce that PreciSSIon – a regional collaborative to reduce surgical site infection after elective colorectal surgery – has been shortlisted in the Quality Improvement category at The BMJ Awards 2021. The project – in partnership with Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust; Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; North Bristol NHS…

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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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