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Premature Baby

Neonatal care: collaborating to improving outcomes

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Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager at the West of England AHSN reflects on prematurity interventions, ahead of World Prematurity Day. This Sunday (17 November) is World Prematurity Day. It’s close to my heart, being a mum to a premature baby and working on PReCePT, an initiative to reduce risk of cerebral palsy in premature babies.…

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ReSPECT the process and talk early

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Tony Goring, Project Manager on the Patient Safety Collaborative at the West of England AHSN reflects on a conversation with student paramedics on the day ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) rolls out across parts of the West of England. As ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) launched across…

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One for the road

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Lars Sundstrom, our Director of Innovation and Growth, who retires on 28 March, reflects on how much the West of England AHSN has achieved, and how we might fail better. Clearing out my desk today deep down in the bottom of a drawer I found one of the first drafts of a strategy paper which…

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Polypharmacy – benefits vs risks

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Mark Gregory, our Lead Pharmacist, reflects on the risks associated with polypharmacy and the benefits of deprescribing. In 1995 only 2% of the population over the age of 65 years were prescribed 10 or more medicines. By 2010 this figure had increased to 5% and by 2018 increased further to 8%. For those over the…

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The AHSN senior team and board meet with Professor Stephen Powis

Professor Stephen Powis visits the West of England AHSN

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On Friday 31 August, Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director at NHS England visited the West of England to hear about our work, past successes and future plans.

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Project to prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies wins ‘scaling up’ funding from the Health Foundation

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Developed in maternity units across the West of England, the ‘PReCePT’ project has been selected by the Health Foundation to be part of an ambitious £3.5 million improvement programme. The Scaling Up Improvement programme is supporting seven projects in the UK to take their proven health care interventions and approaches and make them work at…

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Delivering the digital future: support for our Local Digital Roadmaps

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On 22 September a major event is set to take place in Bristol bringing together healthcare professionals with technology companies and entrepreneurs to explore opportunities for accelerating the digital agenda across the West of England. Feedback is now emerging on our Sustainability and Transformation Plans and associated Local Digital Roadmap submissions. We now need to galvanise…

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West of England AHSN and SMEs showcased at Expo

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Health and Care Innovation Expo 2016 returns to Manchester this week on 7 and 8 September and we will be showcasing our work alongside other AHSNs from across the country on the AHSN Network stand. If you’re attending, do make sure you come and say hello and pick up a copy of our latest impact report. You’ll find…

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“A marriage of clinical leadership and strong healthcare management”

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This month we welcomed Dr Mike Durkin National Director Patient Safety at NHS Improvement and Nigel Acheson Medical Director NHS England South to the West of England AHSN to talk about the work we are doing in our Patient Safety Collaborative. Now in its third year, Mike heard about the progress and achievements of our Collaborative to date and…

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Applications for 2016 NIA now closed

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Applications have now closed for the 2016 NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). Further to an extensive shortlisting and interview process, successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of October. This will be followed by an official launch event on the 9th November 2016. All applications to the NIA are additionally being considered for the new…

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