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FeNO testing improving asthma diagnosis in region

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The West of England AHSN has been supporting several projects to implement FeNO testing in primary care over the past six months.  There are now 16 GP practices across the region that have access to FeNO devices, with a further 60 practices planning to go live in the next two months.  The South West Respiratory…

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Working with care homes to improve medicines safety

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In this blog from Programme Manager, Chris Learoyd, we hear about the work the West of England AHSN Meds team have been doing with care homes to improve medicines safety and reduce medication errors. Here Chris tells us more… It is no secret that care homes have had a turbulent couple of years in continuing…

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Patient Safety Culture Club has launched

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In this blog, Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager, discusses all things Patient Safety Culture Club – a new community for everyone in the West of England region with an interest in Safety Culture to share ideas, learning and to collaborate. Culture Club has launched at the West of England AHSN! No, you haven’t been sent…

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Looking forward to the next Regional Perinatal Equity Network event

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In this blog our Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, Ann Remmers, looks forward to our next Regional Perinatal Equity Network event on 25 January 2022. Launched in July 2021 the network provides an opportunity for those working within maternity and newborn services, related organisations and parents or parent partners to come together across the West…

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One year on: new publication celebrates the opening of the Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre

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One year ago, on Monday 11 January 2021 the Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre opened its doors to the people of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. This was an incredible achievement, having taken just three days to transform the stadium into a large-scale Covid vaccination centre with the help of a military team. During the…

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New project to explore if Advanced Practitioner roles relieve the strain on GPs

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A new £275,000 project will explore the use of non-GP health professionals in primary care to understand if they relieve the pressure on GPs and improve patient care. The project will see the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West) team up with the West of England AHSN. The use…

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Book now: accredited quality improvement for pharmacy teams launches

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The West of England Academy are hosting a new series of five free-to-attend interactive online workshops each Tuesday evening from 1 March. This is the first series of introductory QI workshops tailored specifically by the AHSN for pharmacy teams. Attendees will gain a basic understanding and practical knowledge of applying Quality Improvement (QI) techniques to…

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Bringing together mental health teams to improve patient safety and health equity

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On 30 November the South of England Mental Health Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Collaborative (known as the MHC) held an all-day learning event for mental health teams across the South of England. The event – held online – was an opportunity for sharing learning and networking, which has been particularly challenging for large geographic…

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How Covid will impact the future delivery of care

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After a Covid-enforced hiatus our Future of Care event series got back underway again at the University of West of England (UWE) on Wednesday 24 November. In the keynote address Professor Maggie Rae outlined some of the ways that she, as President of the Faculty of Public Heath, sees that Covid will have the greatest…

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Introducing the West of England AHSN’s new Industry and Innovation Lead

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Business development consultant and microbiologist, Dr Cheryl Scott, has recently joined the West of England AHSN as our Industry and Innovation Lead. This is a key new role within the organisation, designed to head up the support service we offer to healthcare innovators from industry, academic and clinical backgrounds. The support provided by Cheryl and…

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