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Regional neonatal units celebrate highest delayed cord clamping rates in England and Wales for second year in a row

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Maternity and neonatal (MatNeo) units across the South West are celebrating achieving the highest rate of delayed cord clamping in England and Wales for the second year in a row, as measured by the 2021 National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP). Rates of parental presence at one or more consultant rounds (for admissions lasting more than 24 hours) were…

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Healthtech highlights from Bristol Tech Festival

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Last month, the West of England AHSN took part in this year’s Bristol Tech Festival – a five-day platform showcasing the region’s rich innovation ecosystem. Bringing the South West tech community together through a programme of panel discussions, interactive seminars and social events spread across the city, the festival presented a line-up of expert speakers…

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New innovator support programme aims to reduce health inequalities in the West of England

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A new innovator support programme, which aims to reduce health gaps and inequalities, is being launched today by the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) in partnership with the Health Tech Hub, based at the University of the West of England. The West of England Closing the Health Gap Programme is calling for…

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Save the date: West of England AHSN conference – 9 March 2023

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Integrating innovation: the art of the possible in health and care We’re excited to announce the return of the West of England AHSN conference on Thursday 9 March 2023 – so keep the date free in your diary! Taking place at Aerospace Bristol, home of the iconic Concorde, the focus of our full-day event will…

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South West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative hold successful first online event

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On 3 October, the new and extended South West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative (SW LDC) held an online event for those with an interest in learning disabilities and improving outcomes for people with a learning disability across the South West to come together and share experiences, ideas and learning. The event was chaired by…

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Regional Perinatal Equity Network celebrates first anniversary

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Maternity and neonatal practitioners came together in the South West this month to celebrate one year since the launch of the Regional Perinatal Equity Network, marking the anniversary with talks on perinatal inequalities from speakers including obstetrician Dr Christine Ekechi, author Kim Thomas and the Positive Birth Company. The Regional Perinatal Equity Network (RPEN), a…

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Patients in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire receiving faster and more reliable asthma diagnoses

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A new evaluation has found more patients in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) are receiving faster and more reliable diagnoses of asthma thanks to an ambitious project designed to ensure adoption and spread of proven innovative products.  A system wide project, led by the West of England AHSN, took place between…

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Care home staff find the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) empowers residents

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GPs and care home staff see the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) as positive and empowering for residents, according to an evaluation carried out by researchers at NIHR ARC West in collaboration with the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and published in Age and Ageing. To assess experiences with ReSPECT, researchers interviewed 16 GPs…

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Assessing the benefits of technological alternatives for cardiac monitoring

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The West of England AHSN is working with North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) to assess the benefits for patients and staff of a cardiac monitoring solution that is seen as a technological advancement from traditional electrocardiogram (ECG) Holter monitoring systems. The NHS Long Term Plan aims to prevent 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and cases of…

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The Future of Care: exploring the promise and perils of big data and artificial intelligence with Dr David Scheinker

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In September, we held the fifth in our popular series of Future of Care lectures, which are exploring the different ways new frontiers of science and innovation are set to transform health and care in the future. At these events, we bring together experts from across the world to discuss implications for the NHS and…

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