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PERIPrem shortlisted at national awards

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There are celebrations for the PERIPrem team and maternity and neonatal units across the South West after the project was shortlisted at the 2022 BAPM Gopi Menon Awards. PERIPrem, our project run in partnership with South West AHSN and South West Neonatal Network to introduce a new perinatal care bundle to improve outcomes for premature babies,…

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Radii Devices secures £494k grant from Innovate UK’s Biomedical Catalyst Fund

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Radii Devices – a company which develops technology to improve the fit of external medical devices, and which began its journey on our Health Innovation Programme (HIP) in 2020, has successfully secured investment to fund multi-centre clinical trials. The innovative technology, which improves the fit of medical devices that connect with the skin such as…

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Anne Pullyblank to step down as West of England AHSN Medical Director

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Anne Pullyblank will be stepping down from her role as the AHSN’s Medical Director and a member of our board in the autumn. Anne has been involved with the West of England AHSN since we were first established, and has played an important role in shaping how we work, building our collaborative approach to lead…

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Shining a light on bladder and bowel health

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Ahead of World Continence Week 2022, Professor Nikki Cotterill talks about her experience of working in partnership with us to identify the needs of people affected by bladder & bowel conditions – and calls for change for those affected. I have worked in the field of continence research for almost twenty years now and, since…

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Sharing impact stories

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In her latest blog, Natasha Swinscoe, Chief Executive of the West of England AHSN celebrates the ever-growing community of innovators and improvers across the region who shape and drive our work and have shared their stories in our new online impact review for 2021-22. Providing a simple ‘elevator pitch’ for our AHSN isn’t easy. Whenever…

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Polypharmacy: Understanding the data webinars

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The new AHSN Network Polypharmacy: Getting the Balance Right Programme aims to support local systems and primary care to identify patients at potential risk of harm and support better conversations about medicines by promoting shared decision making. One of the core principles of this is population health management. To consider how best to understand and…

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Join the AHSN Network in the Innovation Feature Zone at ConfedExpo 2022

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Come and find out more about health innovation by visiting the AHSN Network’s Innovation Feature Zone at ConfedExpo 2022. The event, which is being held this year at the AAC in Liverpool on 15-16 June 2022, will be the first in-person Confed Conference since 2019 and the first joint Confed and Expo Conference. Creating a…

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New report highlights support needed for people affected by bladder and bowel conditions

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A new insights and key learnings report, presenting the lived experiences of people affected by bladder and bowel control issues, has been published. Voices for Change is the result of a partnership project between the West of England AHSN, the Bladder and Bowel Health Integration Team (BABCON HIT) at Bristol Health Partners and Disruptive Thinking.…

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Nigel Harris announces retirement as Director of Innovation and Growth

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Nigel Harris, our Director of Innovation and Growth, has announced he will be retiring at the end of June 2022. Nigel joined the West of England AHSN in March 2019 and during the last three years has led the Innovation and Growth team through a period of significant change and development, including the establishment of…

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New awards celebrating innovation in health and care

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New national awards to celebrate innovation in health and care have been launched by the AHSN Network, working in collaboration with NHS Confederation. The AHSNs in partnership with NHS Confederation, the representative body for the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to bring together the Innovate Awards, which are focused on celebrating excellence in…

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