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Alan Bec: diversity in innovation

Diversity in Innovation: Alan Bec’s story

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Alan Bec, Founder of the Wellbeing Indicator Badge (wib) and graduate from our West of England AHSN Health Innovation Programme is one of the innovators featured in the recently published AHSN Network Diversity in innovation report. Alan shares his story of living with chronic fatigue syndrome and developing the wib as a shorthand way to…

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Seema Srivastava

Diversity in innovation: Seema Srivastava’s story

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Seema Srivastava, Consultant Physician and Associate Medical Director at North Bristol NHS Trust, tells the story of how she got to where she is today. My parents came to the UK in the 60s as first generation Indian migrants. I watched how my father – a single-handed GP and my mother – a teacher, worked…

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Innovators from the Diversity report

AHSN Network publishes report celebrating diversity

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The AHSN Network has published a new report celebrating diversity across the Network, and setting out pledges to support diversity more.

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Health and Care Innovation Expo

Five things I learned at Expo

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Last week over 5,000 NHS managers, clinicians and innovators descended on Manchester to attend the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo. Here are five things Lauren Hoskin, our Communications and Marketing Officer, learned over the two day conference. 1. The AHSN Network is taking diversity and equality seriously At Expo, Richard Stubbs, CEO at Yorkshire…

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Patient Safety Award win

PReCePT wins Patient Safety Award

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We are delighted to announce that PReCePT has won a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Award in the Maternity and Midwifery Services Initiative of the Year category.

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A quality improvement approach to addressing problematic polypharmacy

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Joanna Garrett, Senior Project Manager here at the West of England AHSN, reflects on our work bringing together pharmacists, GPs, commissioners and patients to tackle problematic polypharmacy. Medicines are the most common intervention used by the NHS, but up to 50% of medicines are not taken as prescribed. Barriers to adherence are complex and varied…

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Careers

I’m a shortlister, make my job easy!

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We’re recruiting – exciting times! Now Ellie Wetz, Programme Manager here at the West of England AHSN gives top tips on how to get shortlisted for interview.

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We’re on the lookout for curious, enthusiastic team players

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We have a number of job vacancies currently live – could one of them be right for you? To help you find out we caught up with Dave Evans and Nathalie Delaney, Programme Managers in the Service and System Transformation Team to see what they’re looking for in a successful candidate.

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Create Open Health bootcamp

Digital solutions to support young people’s mental health

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On 26 and 27 April people from all walks of life and professions gathered at an intensive two-day bootcamp to work on new digital and technology-based solutions to support positive mental health and build resilience in young people. The bootcamp was part of the Create Open Health initiative, which we launched earlier this year alongside Creative England and The Wellcome Trust.

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Powering community engagement with hyvr

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We’re pleased to announce we have chosen four exemplar voluntary sector initiatives to receive expertise and funding support, allowing them to use hyvr to power community engagement.

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