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Patient Safety Award win

PReCePT wins Patient Safety Award

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We are delighted to announce that PReCePT has won a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Award in the Maternity and Midwifery Services Initiative of the Year category.

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A quality improvement approach to addressing problematic polypharmacy

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Joanna Garrett, Senior Project Manager here at the West of England AHSN, reflects on our work bringing together pharmacists, GPs, commissioners and patients to tackle problematic polypharmacy. Medicines are the most common intervention used by the NHS, but up to 50% of medicines are not taken as prescribed. Barriers to adherence are complex and varied…

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Careers

I’m a shortlister, make my job easy!

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We’re recruiting – exciting times! Now Ellie Wetz, Programme Manager here at the West of England AHSN gives top tips on how to get shortlisted for interview.

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We’re on the lookout for curious, enthusiastic team players

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We have a number of job vacancies currently live – could one of them be right for you? To help you find out we caught up with Dave Evans and Nathalie Delaney, Programme Managers in the Service and System Transformation Team to see what they’re looking for in a successful candidate.

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Create Open Health bootcamp

Digital solutions to support young people’s mental health

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On 26 and 27 April people from all walks of life and professions gathered at an intensive two-day bootcamp to work on new digital and technology-based solutions to support positive mental health and build resilience in young people. The bootcamp was part of the Create Open Health initiative, which we launched earlier this year alongside Creative England and The Wellcome Trust.

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Powering community engagement with hyvr

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We’re pleased to announce we have chosen four exemplar voluntary sector initiatives to receive expertise and funding support, allowing them to use hyvr to power community engagement.

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Learning Disabilities NEWS event

A successful start for the West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative

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In April we held an event focusing on improving health outcomes for people with learning disabilities. Here Hannah Little, Patient Safety Improvement Lead and Senior Project Manager at the West of England AHSN reflects on the day and how it might have kick-started something big.

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Megan Kirbyshire

Meet the team: Megan Kirbyshire

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Megan Kirbyshire is a Senior Project Manager here at the West of England AHSN. Her role is to facilitate the roll-out of two national programmes: ESCAPE-pain and Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM). Our Communications Officer, Lauren Hoskin, caught up with Megan to find out more about ESCAPE-pain and the world of physiotherapy. What brought you to…

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PReCePT shortlisted for Patient Safety Awards 2019

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PReCePT has been shortlisted for an HSJ Patient Safety Award in the Maternity and Midwifery Services Initiative of the Year category.

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Saving Babies’ Lives: PReCePT work recognised in new guidance

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The new Saving Babies’ Lives Care Bundle launched by NHS England today (15 March) will, for the first time, include guidance to administer magnesium sulphate to women in very pre-term labour to prevent cerebral palsy. An NHS ‘care bundle’ is a recognised and familiar approach to improvement across the NHS bringing together a small number…

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