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Getting ready for PReCePT! Our project to prevent cerebral palsy in preterm births goes national

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Colleagues from across the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), NHS England and NHS Improvement gathered in London in May for the Getting Ready for PReCePT event, as the project to prevent cerebral palsy in preterm babies that started in the West of England begins its national rollout. PReCePT is one of seven programmes developed regionally that…

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The Usual Suspects: ways to widen involvement in service improvement

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Hildegard Dumper, West of England AHSN PPI Manager, reflects on ways to widen involvement and participation in service improvement. This story is a composite drawn from real events with names and identifiable features changed. Pamela came out of the COPD Steering Group meeting the other day feeling really upset, and determined to leave the project.…

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AHSNs relicensed as key innovation arm of the NHS

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NHS England has committed to the long term future of England’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), as part of a 10-year vision to drive health innovation and stimulate economic growth.

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Exploring patient and public involvement (PPI) in a digital age

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The role and potential of patient and public involvement (PPI) in a digital age is the subject of a new guide written by Hildegard Dumper and published by the AHSN Network.

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Four innovations set for ‘fast-track’ into the NHS

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Innovative image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests will be fast-tracked into use by the NHS through the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) programme.

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Photos from the NEWS event in March

Deteriorating Patient event celebrates the NEWS

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On 15 March, over 80 delegates gathered in Bristol to celebrate the success of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS). Attendees at the event looked back over the last three years at how far the NEWS tool has come, and looked towards a future where it is used across the healthcare system.

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Shortlisted organisations leading the way to awards

HSJ Value Awards shortlist features our members

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The HSJ Value Awards 2018 have finalised their shortlist, including seven organisations from the West of England. We are proud to be working closely with each one as member organisations.

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BMJ shortlists our Sepsis project

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The West of England AHSN has been shortlisted in the Patient Safety Category for the 2018 British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards for the project ‘Safety, Sepsis and the System’. The aim of this project was to implement NEWS across the healthcare system from the community into acute care

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PReCePT helps premature babies

Resources from PReCePT webinar

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Attendees from across the country took part in a special webinar on Tuesday 6 March to learn more about the next steps for our initiative to prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies. Watch the webinar here. Download the presentation here. PReCePT, which stands for the Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in PreTerm Labour, has been designed…

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Don’t wait to Anticoagulate wins again

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The West of England AHSN has been announced as one of the winers of AF Association “Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF” for Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate – our quality improvement approach to help prevent atrial fibrillation (AF)-related strokes.

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