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QI: how to collect and present data – webinar launched

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Join Dr Lesley Jordan, Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Lead at the West of England AHSN, as she introduces methods for analysing and presenting data to support quality improvement work in healthcare on 14 September. Run by the West of England AHSN Academy, the free workshop will be interactive and engaging and is designed to help…

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Diversity of thought is key to unlocking innovation and improvement

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In this new blog, our Chief Executive Natasha Swinscoe picks out her highlights from our new business plan and impact review, exploring what we’ve achieved in the West of England and what lies in store for our Network. But perhaps more importantly, Natasha considers how we go about delivering this work, and highlights the continued…

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West of England AHSN instrumental in generating £9.7 million of investment for the region

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Last year, £9.7 million in funding was leveraged by healthcare innovators, through grants and private investment, with the support of the West of England AHSN. This figure has been released as part of our recent Impact Review 2020-21, demonstrating huge progress in the creation of health and wealth for our region. The West of England…

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Six of the best shortlisted for HSJ Patient Safety Awards

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards in six different categories. Our projects have been shortlisted for their “outstanding contribution to healthcare,” despite the tough competition from hundreds of applicants and selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and  demonstrable positive impact. Each of our…

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West of England Academy produces a suite of free online resources to help grow emotional resilience

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The West of England Academy is well-known for its free improvement and innovation training and resources and this year in response to the wellbeing challenges heightened by the pandemic, it has also turned its attention to supporting the development of emotional resilience. This is vitally important for organisations as declining performance, poor leadership decisions and…

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The West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative: A Year in Review

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To mark Learning Disabilities Week 2021, the West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative looks back on the last year. The collaborative was established in 2019 in response to the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme, which found that the disparity between the age of death for people with learning disabilities and the general population was…

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New lead for insight and evaluation: Genevieve Riley

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We are delighted to welcome Genevieve Riley to the West of England AHSN team as Senior Programme Manager to lead our new Insight and Evaluation function. An experienced social/health sciences researcher, for the last three years Genevieve worked with Public Health Wales as a Senior Researcher for Evaluation and Impact, most recently supporting rapid evaluation…

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Pathway Transformation Funding secured in West of England

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Working alongside clinical commissioning groups, primary care networks and acute trusts, the West of England AHSN is pleased to confirm four applications to the NHS Pathway Transformation Fund (PTF) have been successful across the region. One of the successful applications was developed jointly with the South West AHSN region, with funding therefore available to the…

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New e-learning module to support detection of early deterioration of patients with COVID-19

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The West of England Academic Health Science Network has worked in partnership with other NHS organisations, Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH), the Wessex Local Medical Committee and the TEL programme simulation and immersive technology team, to develop two free e-learning resources to support detection of early deterioration of patients with COVID-19. The…

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Last call for domiciliary care workforce solutions

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Calling all innovators! The closing deadline for the Domiciliary Care Workforce Challenge is looming, but there is still time to get your application in. The West of England AHSN, South West AHSN and Health Education England South West, are seeking innovative solutions to improve the capacity, capability and wellbeing of the domiciliary care workforce, with…

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