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The AHSN senior team and board meet with Professor Stephen Powis

Professor Stephen Powis visits the West of England AHSN

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On Friday 31 August, Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director at NHS England visited the West of England to hear about our work, past successes and future plans.

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Tony Watkin. Photography by Carrie Hitchcock

My AHSN Connection – Tony Watkin

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Tony Watkin is Patient and Public Involvement Lead at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. Here he writes about how the West of England AHSN helped his team to develop a group of patient and public advocates who now help shape health services in the West of England. I have worked with the AHSN since…

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Conversation between NHS colleagues

Join the conversation to help shape the NHS

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NHS England has launched a national conversation to help shape the next 10 years of the NHS. Feedback, comments and suggestions are being invited by 30 September on a series of themes that will form the new ‘Long Term Plan’.

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Anne Pullyblank appointed as Medical Director

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Anne Pullyblank has been appointed to the post of Medical Director for the West of England AHSN. Anne has worked with us as Clinical Director for the Patient Safety Director and led the PSC to great success, including a number of national awards last two years. Anne participated in the Safer Patient’s Initiative and helped…

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Sandra Akintola

My AHSN connection – Sandra Akintola

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Sandra Akintola, Clinical Project Lead for Bristol Community Health, writes about how her work with the AHSN helped her to hone her networking style, make valuable connections and see the bigger picture to her work. I first connected with the AHSN when I attended a network meeting in place of my manager. Although I didn’t…

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My AHSN connection – Dr Damian Gardner-Thorpe

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Dr Damian Gardner-Thorpe is a practising GP and CEO of the digital healthcare solutions platform Digital Algorithms. One recent Digital Algorithms product is ROVA, a platform designed to deliver social prescribing and other self-care solutions through clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities. Here Damian writes about how the West of England AHSN helped Digital Algorithms…

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We’re recruiting! Come and join our patient safety team

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At West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), we connect the NHS, universities, research, innovators and small businesses to help drive innovation into the health service, which benefits patients, save the NHS time and money, and helps to grow the local economy. Now is a great time to join the AHSN. We’re at an…

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Elizabeth Beech

My AHSN connection – Elizabeth Beech

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Elizabeth Beech is National Project Lead for Healthcare Acquired Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance at NHS England, and a pharmacist for Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (BANES CCG). Here Elizabeth writes about how her involvement with the AHSN and the Q community has helped her to make productive connections and improve local practice. I’ve worked with…

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Abby Sabey

My AHSN connection – Abby Sabey

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Abby Sabey, Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England (UWE) and Senior Teaching Fellow for the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West), talks about her work, and how the West of England AHSN helps her to join the dots. My work…

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Seema Srivastava

My AHSN connection – Dr Seema Srivastava MBE

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Seema was awarded an MBE in the 2018 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for her services to the NHS in Patient Safety. Here Seema writes about her involvement with the West of England AHSN right from the start, and how we help facilitate the work she’s involved in. I’ve been involved with the AHSN right from…

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