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FeNO testing improving asthma diagnosis in region – with funding still available

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The West of England AHSN has been supporting several projects to implement FeNO testing in primary care over the past six months.  There are now 16 GP practices across the region that have access to FeNO devices, with a further 60 practices planning to go live in the next two months.  The South West Respiratory…

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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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Welcoming Chief Executive Officers appointed to lead our new Integrated Care Boards

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NHS England and NHS Improvement are recruiting new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) designates for all 42 Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) around the country. The three ICBs in the West of England region have recently made these appointments, and the West of England AHSN are delighted to continue working with our local systems, their boards and…

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Spotlight on Inclisiran

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October was National Cholesterol Month, and our team have been busy hosting a series of lipid optimisation education sessions; launching the new Child Parent Screening pilot for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia; increasing adoption and spread of lipid optimisation pathways and preparing to roll out Inclisiran to complement current treatments. Read more about our Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) and…

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PreciSSIon awarded Quality Improvement Team of the Year

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We are delighted to announce that PreciSSIon – a regional collaborative to reduce surgical site infection after elective colorectal surgery – has scooped an award 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…

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Marking World Mental Health Day – reflecting on our mental health training for care home managers

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In this new blog to mark World Mental Health Day, our Programme Assistant, Millie O’Keeffe talks through the journey she and Bristol Mind took as they worked together to build a free mental health focused training package for care home managers across the West of England. Millie picks out some of the feedback the training…

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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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Diabetes Community of Practice to support patient care progresses in BSW

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A Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Diabetes Community of Practice was launched in May 2021 to provide support and resources to primary care teams wanting to proactively manage patients through the use of risk stratification and improvement methodology. The Community of Practice (CoP) is facilitated by GP Champions who are passionate…

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Sharing learning and experiences from the Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre

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Did you work as a member of staff or a volunteer at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre? Were you part of the team that helped to set up the Centre? If so, we want to hear from you! Back in January 2021, Ashton Gate Stadium opened its doors as the UK’s first mass vaccination centre.…

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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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