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How to make a Healthlblick

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He’s a nice guy that Lars Sundstrom (Director of Enterprise at West of England AHSN) but does he really get it? Last week I was talking to Jo, one of my colleagues who’s a surgeon and who works on the front line. She was explaining a problem they have where she needs to manipulate things…

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Going the extra mile for Genomics

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Deborah Evans, Managing Director of the West of England AHSN, shares her experience of interviewing people as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project. When I first joined the NHS, in a busy District General Hospital in the South Wales Valleys in 1982, I was inspired by the way that staff were all going the extra…

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How can citizens lead the health system of the future?

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Hildegard Dumper, Patient and Public Involvement Manager for the West of England AHSN and People in Health West of England, asks how citizens can play their part in shaping and leading the health system of the future. Hildegard will be chairing a session on 17 November at Bristol’s Watershed on ‘Cities, Health, People and Leadership’, as part…

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Collaborate to innovate – Bringing People, Industry and Healthcare into the mix

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It seems clear to me that we are entering into a new era where health service providers and businesses will need to develop new ways of working together and the words collaboration, innovation and co-creation will become absolutely central to our new vocabulary. It is also clear that patients will not only need to be…

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Why AHSNs provide a remedy for the challenges of the NHS

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In the NHS Confederation survey of 2015, both NHS leaders and politicians identify the need for change in the NHS. There are areas of disagreement, but one thing that stands out from the survey is the number one answer as to what the solutions might be: “Greater commitment to working collaboratively across organisations”. This is where…

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