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The search for solutions to make a positive measureable impact on the social and health care workforce

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The domiciliary care workforce is under huge pressure – and with staff turnover and sickness levels so high, there is a clear need for support in this sector. In this blog, Roger McDermott, Senior Programme Manager at the West of England AHSN, shares his insights into the issues and needs – and explains the importance…

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Free care homes manager mental health awareness training continues

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During January and February 2021, we trained 48 care home managers in mental health awareness. The free training was delivered virtually by Bristol Mind with 94% of care homes managers who completed our post-training survey telling us it was helpful in supporting them to address their biggest concern around their staff’s wellbeing. We have reflected…

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Nationwide innovation call to address domiciliary care workforce issues

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The West of England AHSN, South West AHSN and Health Education England South West, are launching an important challenge to find innovative solutions to support the domiciliary social and health care workforce, with £100,000 funding available for pilots in the region. The UK domiciliary care workforce is under huge pressure, accentuated by COVID-19.  Even before…

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AHSN Medical Director is HSJ Clinical Lead of the Year finalist

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Anne Pullyblank, Medical Director of the West of England AHSN and colorectal surgeon, was recognised as a finalist at the virtual HSJ Award ceremony last night (Wednesday 17 March).  The West of England AHSN were shortlisted for three awards, with our ReSPECT programme shortlisted for System Leadership Initiative of the Year, and our PReCePT programme…

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ReSPECT recognised at national HSJ Awards

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The ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) team was thrilled to have been shortlisted as finalists in last night’s HSJ Awards in the System Leadership Initiative of the Year category. Particularly during Patient Safety Awareness Week, it was an honour to be recognised for the massive collaborative effort made across the system…

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Remote monitoring scheme reaches all eligible patients in England

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With support from England’s 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives including here in the West of England, patients at risk from COVID-19 now have access to a national programme designed to provide an early-warning system if their condition worsens. During the pandemic, reduced oxygen saturation levels have been shown to be a key identifier of deterioration in…

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Improving Patient Safety within Mental Health Services

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Here at the West of England AHSN we are now developing our programme to deliver the national Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme (known as MHSIP). Led nationally by NHS England and Improvement’s patient safety team, the MHSIP is one of five programmes delivered by the West of England Patient Safety Collaborative. Read more about all…

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Twelve innovators selected to scale across England’s NHS with support from the NHS Innovation Accelerator

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Today, the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) announces the 12 innovators (‘Fellows’) and innovations selected to join its award-winning programme in 2021 – and we are thrilled to confirm the success of one of our amazing project partners/innovators, who has been hand-picked as part of this cohort. The 12 innovations selected offer solutions to some of…

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Celebrating women in innovation

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As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, we are thrilled to reveal that two incredible graduates of our Health Innovation Programme are winners of this year’s prestigious Women in Innovation Awards 2021. Health tech trailblazers, Caz Icke (Neuro Physiotherapist and Founding CEO of SoleSense) and Chen Davies, (Founder and CEO of LatchAid) both attended the…

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New Adoption and Spread Series launches

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The West of England Academy are hosting a new series of five interactive online workshops each Wednesday morning from 28 April focusing on the successful adoption and spread of healthcare innovation, best practice or products. Free to attend, and for any healthcare project team member or innovator based in the West of England, each two-hour…

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