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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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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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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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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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Premature Baby

PReCePT goes from strength to strength

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PReCePT started life as a West of England project five years ago. Today it is a powerful example of how we, as part of the AHSN Network, can rapidly put evidence into practice to improve healthcare for the nation.

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Gloucestershire’s journey to become an ICS

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Kay Haughton, our Director of Service Transformation, reflects on learning opportunities on her home patch of Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire has recently been designated as an Integrated Care System (ICS) which recognises that their system is successfully developing effective partnership working. Gloucestershire is where I live, and Gloucestershire CCG is where I very happily worked until May…

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Beyond shame, beyond stigma

Let’s talk about mental health

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Kay Haughton, our Director of Service Transformation, explores different perspectives on mental health and the enormous impact talking can have on people’s lives. In 2008, 20-year-old Jonny Benjamin stood on Waterloo Bridge, about to jump. Neil Laybourn, a complete stranger to Jonny at that time, saw his distress and stopped to talk with him –…

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