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Supporting the response to COVID-19

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Now that our partners across the NHS and social care are mobilising at scale in response to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, the role of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) is to support them by helping them take full advantage of the most relevant innovations and technologies that can improve care for patients and support our services in this challenging context.

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Care home resident having blood pressure checked

New online video training for care home staff

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Wessex and the West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), and West Hampshire CCG, funded by Health Education England, have collaborated to produce a series of free videos and e-learning materials to support staff working in care homes to care for residents who are at risk of deterioration. As recognised in a recent paper…

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Celebrating patient safety champions across the West of England

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It’s Patient Safety Awareness Week and to celebrate we’re giving a shout out to all the amazing patient safety champions across the West of England. Here are this year’s champions and the reasons for their nominations:   The Patient Safety Team for Children’s Services at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust for improvements they have…

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Innovator Mark Moran MBE presenting The WaterDrop at the 2018 Expo

West of England innovator tapped to transform England’s NHS through national acceleration

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The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has announced today (5 March 2020) 11 high impact innovations joining the national accelerator in 2020, including one developed here in the West of England: The WaterDrop.

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For a greener NHS

Net zero carbon: for a greener NHS

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The climate emergency is a health emergency, and the whole of the NHS is being encouraged to tackle this crisis as part of the ‘For a greener NHS’ campaign.

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Over 3,000 strokes prevented and 800 lives saved through national drive to detect and treat irregular heart rhythm

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Recently released figures reveal that a programme rolled out by the AHSN Network to reduce strokes related to an irregular heart rhythm helped to prevent 3,165 strokes and 791 lives last year (2018/19). The NHS initiative delivered by all 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) focussed on improving the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation…

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MediLink award winners

West of England innovators win Healthcare Innovation Awards

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On Thursday 6 February, three of our previous Health Innovation Programme attendees won at the Medilink South West Healthcare Innovation Awards 2020.

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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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