Category > Transforming systems and services

The power of language

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In response to the growing commitment in the region to work together to address inequality and inequity within maternity and neonatal services the Regional Perinatal Equity Network was launched in July 2021 by the West of England and South West Academic Health Science Networks. In this blog, Katie Donovan Adekanmbi, Inclusion and Cohesion Specialist from…

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Polypharmacy: Understanding the data webinars

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The new AHSN Network Polypharmacy: Getting the Balance Right Programme aims to support local systems and primary care to identify patients at potential risk of harm and support better conversations about medicines by promoting shared decision making. One of the core principles of this is population health management. To consider how best to understand and…

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Join the AHSN Network in the Innovation Feature Zone at ConfedExpo 2022

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Come and find out more about health innovation by visiting the AHSN Network’s Innovation Feature Zone at ConfedExpo 2022. The event, which is being held this year at the AAC in Liverpool on 15-16 June 2022, will be the first in-person Confed Conference since 2019 and the first joint Confed and Expo Conference. Creating a…

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Working together to optimise lipids therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease

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The NHS Long Term Plan states that the biggest area where the NHS can save lives over the next 10 years is in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD causes a quarter of all deaths in the UK and is the largest cause of premature mortality in deprived areas. As part of the Rapid…

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Call for parent partners to join our Black Maternity Matters project

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Our new Black Maternity Matters project is calling out to Black women and their families to get involved by joining its steering group and using their own personal experiences of maternity care to improve the experience of other women and their babies. This ground-breaking project brings together midwives, parents and maternity staff from across two…

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Showcasing health innovation in the West of England

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People at the heart of driving the innovation of health and care across the region with the support of the West of England AHSN gathered in Bristol yesterday for a special showcase event, along with guests from the Accelerated Access Collaborative, NHS England’s Innovation, Research and Life Sciences team and the government’s Office for Life…

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HSJ Partnership Award for AHSN innovation programme that is transforming ADHD diagnosis in the NHS

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Almost 57,000 people (aged 6-18 years) have received an objective assessment for ADHD since Academic Health Science Networks began to support a new digital innovation, QbTest. The innovation, which speeds up the time to diagnosis, has improved patient experience and saved the NHS a potential £19.5m since 2017*. It is being used in 59 trusts…

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Working with BSW CCG to improve diabetes care

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The West of England AHSN and Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG (BSW CCG) are reaching the end of a 12-month project to improve care for patients with type 2 diabetes. Since the project launched in February 2021, a community of practice has been established with 174 members from 58 practices alongside secondary…

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Regional neonatal units celebrate highest delayed cord clamping rates in England

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Maternity and neonatal (MatNeo) units across the South West are celebrating achieving the highest delayed cord clamping rates in 2020 in England, as measured by the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP). On average, units across the South West also achieved the third lowest rates of mortality to discharge, the second lowest rates of necrotising enterocolitis,…

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Piloting child-parent screening to detect FH and save lives

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In this blog, Rachel Gibbons, Programme Manager, speaks to GP Dr Amy Howarth whose practice in Gloucestershire is participating in the Child-Parent Screening Service Programme. The Child-Parent Screening Programme is currently being piloted, initially for 24 months, across seven AHSN regions, including in the West of England. The programme aims to identify families with Familial…

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