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Megan Kirbyshire

Meet the team: Megan Kirbyshire

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Megan Kirbyshire is a Senior Project Manager here at the West of England AHSN. Her role is to facilitate the roll-out of two national programmes: ESCAPE-pain and Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM). Our Communications Officer, Lauren Hoskin, caught up with Megan to find out more about ESCAPE-pain and the world of physiotherapy. What brought you to…

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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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polypharmacy

Addressing polypharmacy in the West of England

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On 13 December 2018 members from across the West of England came together for our first event to address the complex issue of polypharmacy. The workshop was instrumental in establishing the focus for our polypharmacy programme.

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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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hyvr funding call

Funding call for voluntary, community and social enterprise sector involvement

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We are inviting organisations from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to submit proposals for funding between £500 and £10,000.

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Call the midwife: an AHSN special

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Ann Remmers, our Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, looks back at a lifelong career in midwifery from bell bottoms to bed baths… Celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS in 2018 has led to me to reflect on my career in the NHS as it has done for so many people. Thinking back to my…

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