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Free six-week online course: Quality Improvement in Healthcare

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In response to popular demand the free online course on Quality Improvement in Healthcare – the Case for Change is being re-run on FutureLearn starting on 16 January 2017. Our Improvement Director, Anna Burhouse, along with Christos Vasilakis (Director of the Centre for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation at the University of Bath) and Tricia Woodhead (Associate…

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Recognising best practice in AF

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Our work to help prevent atrial fibrillation (AF)-related strokes through the Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate project has been recognised as best practice in the Healthcare Pioneers report. The report has been developed by the AF Association and endorsed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Atrial Fibrillation (APGAF). The Healthcare Pioneers report identifies best practice in…

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Innovation for sustainability and transformation: annual conference 2016

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The spotlight was on Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) at our annual conference in October, attended by senior leaders from across the regional health and care community, industry partners and colleagues from organisations such as NHS England and Health Education England. The conference was a great success with plenty of good conversations and inspired ideas…

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Calling healthcare innovators in the West of England

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Are you a healthcare innovator in the West of England? Do you have a great innovative idea but need some help developing it? Following its success in previous years, we’re running our Healthcare Innovation Programme again in 2017. Run in conjunction with SETsquared, the global no. 1 university business incubator, the course will provide you with world-class skills development support…

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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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