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Evaluation of the GP Clinical Evidence Fellowship 2017

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The GP Clinical Evidence Fellowship is now in its third year. This is a collaboration between the West of England AHSN and Health Education England (HEE) and has recruited 16 GPs in total across the seven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the West of England. The GP Clinical Evidence Fellows (CEFs) support the development of…

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Emergency Department safety checklist scoops national patient safety award

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Healthcare staff from the West of England picked up a prestigious award this month for an initiative to support the adoption of an emergency department checklist tool across all hospitals in the region. Led by the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), the Emergency Department Collaborative won the HSJ Patient Safety Award ‘Best Patient…

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Show me the evidence! GP Clinical Evidence Fellowship Showcase

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The achievements of our GP Clinical Evidence Fellows were showcased at a special event in Bristol this month, raising awareness of the programme and the importance of evidence-informed commissioning. We developed the Fellowship programme in partnership with Health Education England to train GPs in how to access and use evidence and then work with each of our…

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Supporting new technologies to revolutionise primary care and GP services

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AHSNs are co-developing novel technologies for primary care as part of its SBRI Healthcare programme. Innovations that could revolutionise GP Services have been funded to address the challenges of an ageing population. Recognising the current pressures in primary care and need to advance the future of general practice, 22 companies share in a £2.1 million…

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Our new Diabetes Digital Coach animation

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We are very excited to be sharing our new animation showcasing the Diabetes Digital Coach and how it might help improve quality of life for people with diabetes through digital self-management. An online service available via PC, smart phone and tablet, the aim of Diabetes Digital Coach is to support people to better understand their…

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Starting anticoagulation with Jack

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Anticoagulants are designed to prevent or treat blood clots, but can increase the risk of bleeding. It is vital that both patients and carers receive advice and information about how these medicines work, and their potential side effects. Wessex AHSN, on behalf of the AHSN Network, has created a new video to meet this need…

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Reducing harm from falls

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51 attendees from 25 organisations across the West of England gathered on Monday 13 March to hear expert speakers update on the current state of the evidence for falls safety work. Attendees shared local policies and procedures working in different settings and came up with solutions to common issues in interactive group sessions. All the presentations from…

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NICE launch draft sepsis quality standards

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NICE launched their draft sepsis quality standard on 10 March 2017. The West of England AHSN is pleased to note that a number of the quality statements included in these draft standards are already being addressed through regional initiatives as part of our Deteriorating Patient programme. Quality statements 1. People with suspected sepsis are assessed to stratify…

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Sharing the learning: new practices join our Primary Care Collaborative

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Our Primary Care Collaborative event at the beginning of March brought together seven practices from across the West of England, enabling those involved in Cohort 1 to share their learning with practices interested in Cohort 2. Representatives received certificates of participation and carried out virtual practice visits to share their learning with each other. Cohort 1 participants…

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Dramatic turnaround from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘outstanding’

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Congratulations to University Hospitals Bristol on their dramatic turnaround from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘outstanding’ The West of England AHSN congratulates University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) for achieving an ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) this week.  We’re incredibly proud of their achievements, particularly those with a focus on patient safety. “The trust…

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