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Saving Babies’ Lives: PReCePT work recognised in new guidance

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The new Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle launched by NHS England today (15 March) will, for the first time, include guidance to administer magnesium sulphate to women in very pre-term labour to prevent cerebral palsy. An NHS ‘care bundle’ is a recognised and familiar approach to improvement across the NHS bringing together a small number…

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Nigel Harris announced as Director of Innovation and Growth from March

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Nigel Harris will join the West of England AHSN as our new Director of Innovation and Growth on Tuesday 19 March 2019. Nigel will be joining us from his current role as Chief Executive of Designability. He has led that organisation since 2009 during which time it has established itself as a regional South West…

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hyvr funding call

Funding call for voluntary, community and social enterprise sector involvement

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We are inviting organisations from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to submit proposals for funding between £500 and £10,000.

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The Innovation and Growth Team launch the Innovation Exchange at the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo 2018

Launch of the Innovation Exchange: creating an innovation ecosystem

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Innovation is at the heart of transforming healthcare in our region. Much our future work in this area will be driven by our Innovation Exchange, which was launched at the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo.

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Lars Sundstrom speaking at the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo 2018

Innovation, five years on….

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Lars Sundstrom, our Director of Innovation and Growth, reflects on our annual conference and how much the West of England AHSN has achieved in the last five years. A couple of weeks ago we had our big annual gathering – this year themed as a Healthcare Innovation Expo. It’s always a time that serves as…

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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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Tony Watkin. Photography by Carrie Hitchcock

My AHSN Connection – Tony Watkin

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Tony Watkin is Patient and Public Involvement Lead at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. Here he writes about how the West of England AHSN helped his team to develop a group of patient and public advocates who now help shape health services in the West of England. I have worked with the AHSN since…

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Conversation between NHS colleagues

Join the conversation to help shape the NHS

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NHS England has launched a national conversation to help shape the next 10 years of the NHS. Feedback, comments and suggestions are being invited by 30 September on a series of themes that will form the new ‘Long Term Plan’.

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Anne Pullyblank appointed as Medical Director

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Anne Pullyblank has been appointed to the post of Medical Director for the West of England AHSN. Anne has worked with us as Clinical Director for the Patient Safety Director and led the PSC to great success, including a number of national awards last two years. Anne participated in the Safer Patient’s Initiative and helped…

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Sandra Akintola

My AHSN connection – Sandra Akintola

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Sandra Akintola, Clinical Project Lead for Bristol Community Health, writes about how her work with the AHSN helped her to hone her networking style, make valuable connections and see the bigger picture to her work. I first connected with the AHSN when I attended a network meeting in place of my manager. Although I didn’t…

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