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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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West of England AHSN leading the growth of the Q community

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The West of England AHSN has been chosen as one of three AHSNs across the country to lead the next phase of the Health Foundation’s exciting Q initiative, which will create opportunities for greater collaborative working for people from across our healthcare systems. The Health Foundation’s Q initiative is connecting people with improvement expertise across…

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Tell us how we’re doing in our annual stakeholder survey

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*** Please note the stakeholder survey is now closed. The findings are due to be published in late October 2016. Thank you to everyone that contributed their feedback. *** Discussion, debate and collaboration are at the heart of all we do at the West of England AHSN, which is why we take our annual stakeholder…

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Healthcare innovators have two weeks left to apply for the 2016 NHS Innovation Accelerator

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National and international healthcare innovators have two weeks left to apply for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), with the deadline for applications closing at 5pm on Monday 1 August 2016. The NIA, now in its second year, is seeking the best healthcare innovators who have proven innovations to help improve health outcomes and give patients…

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First patients recruited to West of England 100k Genomes Project

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The West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC) is helping the NHS build a new genomic medicine service by providing NHS patients with the opportunity  to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project. Last month, the WEGMC achieved the major landmark of enrolling the first patients in the West of England region. Pictured from left…

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Resources to support safer care of the deteriorating patient

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Our NEWS (National Early Warning Score) implementation toolkit is featured in NHS Improvement’s latest patient safety resource alert, which brings together a range of resources to help NHS organisations reduce the harm caused by a failure to recognise and respond to patients of all ages at risk of deterioration. Patients of all ages are known to suffer harm if deterioration…

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Patient Safety Collaboratives: making care safer for all

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The AHSN Network’s first Patient Safety Collaboratives’ report was launched at Patient Safety Congress last week. The brochure, ‘Making care safer for all’ provides four full case studies; descriptions of our cluster work; our leadership role; and our shared priorities for the coming year. In his foreword to the report, Dr Mike Durkin, NHS National Director of Patient…

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The big vision for Diabetes Digital Coach

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At the end of June directors from our partner health service organisations, diabetes specialists, public contributors and members of our Test Bed consortium came together at HP Labs Bristol to explore the big vision as well as the ‘who, what, where, why and when?’ of our ambitious Diabetes Digital Coach programme. Over the next two years, Diabetes…

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One year on – why are patients still having unnecessary AF-related strokes?

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A new report called One year on – why are patients still having unnecessary AF-related strokes? was recently published by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry’s (ABPI) Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation Initiative (SAFI), and launched at a special event at the House of Commons. Stephen Ray, Quality Improvement Programme Manager attended the event to represent our Don’t…

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Evaluation of the GP Clinical Evidence Fellowship programme

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Now in its second year, the GP Clinical Evidence Fellowship programme, a collaboration between the West of England AHSN and Health Education England (HEE), represents an ambitious and innovative attempt to highlight the importance of evidence and evaluation in clinical commissioning and support its integration into routine activity. Over the last two years, 14 highly motivated GPs have been recruited to work in…

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