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AHSN Medical Director is HSJ Clinical Lead of the Year finalist

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Anne Pullyblank, Medical Director of the West of England AHSN and colorectal surgeon, was recognised as a finalist at the virtual HSJ Award ceremony last night (Wednesday 17 March).  The West of England AHSN were shortlisted for three awards, with our ReSPECT programme shortlisted for System Leadership Initiative of the Year, and our PReCePT programme…

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#PReCePTPeople finalists in HSJ Awards

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Congratulations to everyone involved in our PReCePT programme who made it to the finals of the prestigious HSJ Awards last night (17 March 2021). Being shortlisted for the award from over 1,000 entries is testament to the collaborative achievement of the entire perinatal community with all maternity trusts in the country involved in delivering PReCePT,…

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Sharing experiences and lessons from setting up a Covid Virtual Ward

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One of our new Clinical Leads, Rebecca Winterborn is also Clinical Lead for North Bristol Trust’s Hospital at Home service. Over the last few months, she has helped develop the new Covid Virtual Ward service across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). In this blog, Rebecca shares their story of setting up the system…

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Henry’s story: using RESTORE2 to support care home residents with learning disabilities

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Becky Munroe and Jeanette Gibson work at Bath Road, a Milestones Trust residential care home for people with learning disabilities in South Gloucestershire. They recently attended the West of England AHSN’s online RESTORE2 training and are now training the rest of their staff team. In this blog, Becky and Jeanette share the story of Henry,…

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2020/21 Pathway Transformation Fund

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Applications for phase 3 of the Pathway Transformation Fund (PTF) are open until 30 April 2021. The fund supports NHS organisations increase adoption of the 2020/21 Rapid Uptake Products RUPs, which are: Lipid Management: High Intensity Statins, Ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) concentration in asthma: products NIOX VERO and NObreath…

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AHSN Network has benefited more than 479,000 patients and generated £322.3 million inward investment for UK economy

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The innovation delivery arm of the NHS, the AHSN Network, has released its Impact Report 2018-2020. The report highlights outstanding impacts achieved by AHSNs, including the West of England, and evidences how they are driving adoption and spread in healthcare innovation, transforming patient outcomes, enabling efficiencies, saving the NHS money, generating economic growth and attracting…

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PReCePT Celebration Week

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As part of World Prematurity Day 2020, we celebrated the PReCePT programme by looking back at the incredible results achieved and thanking all the amazing people who made the programme such a success in PReCePT Celebration Week 16-20 November. PReCePT stands for the Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in PreTerm Labour. The project was originally developed…

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Scaling up remote monitoring across the South West

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Supporting vulnerable residents and those who live with frailty throughout the COVID-19 winter. In the South West region, the three AHSNs (West of England, South West and Wessex) are supporting ambitious plans to work together as an entire health and care system to make best use of available technologies to support our vulnerable residents during…

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Supporting patients in the community with COVID-19

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NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and local areas to support the set-up of ‘COVID oximetry@home’ services (also known as ‘COVID virtual wards’). This is one of the priority goals for the additional £150 million General Practice COVID Capacity Expansion Fund, and is already being used in…

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Five questions to help you select the right digital solutions for remote monitoring during COVID-19

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With the rise of COVID-19 and the need for increased home monitoring, in particular pulse oximetry, there is renewed interest in the role of digital in supporting this pathway. Dr Shanil Mantri, GP and Clinical Digital Advisor to the West of England AHSN, shares his advice on what should to be considered when contemplating a…

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