Category > Transforming systems and services

Lost in translation

Blog article

In his latest blog post, our Enterprise Director Lars Sundstrom reflects on the need for AHSNs to be multilingual. When I first joined the AHSN three and a half years ago from my previous job at the University of Bristol, one of my esteemed colleagues at the time said I was crazy. “Don’t go there,”…

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Fab Change Day

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This year The Academy of Fabulous Stuff is joining with Helen Bevan’s NHS Horizons Team to produce Fab Change Day, which takes place on Wednesday 19 October. Change Day is about people: on the ground, in the front line of care, in the engine rooms, at their desks, in the labs, the porter’s lodge, the operating…

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Funding for innovations to help transform general practice of the future

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SBRI Healthcare is delivered collaboratively by NHS England and the AHSN Network to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs. The West of England AHSN is supporting the autumn funding competition, which is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 24 November 2016. Entrepreneurs are invited to apply for up to…

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Healthy City Week Bristol: Wellbeing that doesn’t cost the earth 15 – 22 October 2016

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What do Dr Phil Hammond, apple juice pressing and social prescribing have in common? They’re all part of Healthy City Week Bristol 2016. NHS campaigner, broadcaster and comedian Dr Phil Hammond will be giving an evening talk on Wednesday 19th October as part of Healthy City Week Bristol. Professor of Genetics and author Tim Spector…

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Standing trial for privatising the NHS

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In his latest blog post, Lars Sundstrom, Director of Enterprise at the West of England AHSN goes on trial… As a director of enterprise I am often accused of helping to privatise the NHS through the back door. In fact my employment in the West of England AHSN could have been very short-lived indeed. At…

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Five things to consider before embarking on co-production

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What does co-production actually mean in practice? asks Hildegard Dumper, the West of England AHSN’s Patient and Public Involvement Manager. You might have noticed there are a number of buzz words currently flying around, the most common starting with the prefix ‘co’: co-produce, co-design and co-create. Even NHS England talks about co-design in its Five Year Forward…

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