Category > Transforming systems and services

Diversity of thought is key to unlocking innovation and improvement

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In this new blog, our Chief Executive Natasha Swinscoe picks out her highlights from our new business plan and impact review, exploring what we’ve achieved in the West of England and what lies in store for our Network. But perhaps more importantly, Natasha considers how we go about delivering this work, and highlights the continued…

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Six of the best shortlisted for HSJ Patient Safety Awards

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards in six different categories. Our projects have been shortlisted for their “outstanding contribution to healthcare,” despite the tough competition from hundreds of applicants and selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and  demonstrable positive impact. Each of our…

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AHSN Network Health and Care Reset Campaign report published

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A report capturing the AHSN experience during the coronavirus pandemic has been published as part of the AHSN’s Health and Care Reset campaign to inform leaders across the NHS as it enters the next phase of the pandemic response. The AHSN Network Health and Care Reset Campaign was launched to collate and spread learnings and…

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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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RESTORE2 is supporting Ella and her team to provide appropriate and timely care

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Ella Redler is a team leader for the Brandon Trust at their Hampstead Road residential home which cares for people with a complex learning disability. Ella and some of her team attended our free RESTORE2 training in late 2020. The whole team of 23 staff are now trained.  In this blog Ella’s shares her views…

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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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