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Funding awarded to help home COPD management

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Supported by the West of England AHSN, the health system in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) has been awarded funding from NHSX’s Digital Health Partnership Award to roll-out the myCOPD app alongside digital health champions to support patients with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). myCOPD provides guides on self-management, how and when to…

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PreciSSIon awarded Quality Improvement Team of the Year

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We are delighted to announce that PreciSSIon – a regional collaborative to reduce surgical site infection after elective colorectal surgery – has scooped an award in the Quality Improvement category at The BMJ Awards 2021. The project – in partnership with Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust; Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; North Bristol…

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Tracheostomy community of practice supports improvements in patient safety

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A national Patient Safety Collaborative programme, led by NHS England and delivered by the AHSN Network, commenced in 2020 to improve the care of patients with tracheostomies within acute hospitals. The programme focussed on ensuring that all patients had three elements: a bedhead sign and emergency algorithm, emergency equipment and a daily care bundle. A…

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An Introduction to Innovation in Healthcare – free online learning

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The West of England Academy is launching a free online course focused on innovation in healthcare from 1 November. The free, four-session course has been developed by the West of England AHSN and the University of Bath’s Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI²). The lead educators will be available during November to answer questions…

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National recognition for PreciSSIon and PERIPrem at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards

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There are celebrations across the West of England after a brilliant performance by our teams at the prestigious HSJ Patient Safety Awards on 20 September, as part of the annual Patient Safety Congress in Manchester. PreciSSIon, our regional collaborative to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) after elective colorectal surgery, scooped the Infection Prevention and Control…

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How a rapid AHSN response team helped patients with respiratory illness stay well during Covid-19

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Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, NHS community service provider, Wiltshire Health and Care (WHC) had to pause their provision of face-to-face community Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) for patients living with a respiratory condition. As a result, clinicians were concerned that patients with chronic respiratory conditions would not be able to maintain an adequate level of physical…

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Collaborative wins Q funding to help improve maternity outcomes for Black mothers

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A new maternity collaborative in the West of England is one of nine projects around the country to be awarded funding from the Health Foundation through its Q Supporting local learning funding programme. This innovative pilot has been set up to help reduce inequity and improve maternity outcomes for Black women through a collaborative quality improvement (QI) approach. Inspired…

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Book now: accredited quality improvement series launches

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The West of England Academy are hosting a new series of five free-to-attend interactive online workshops each Wednesday from 6 October. Attendees will gain a basic understanding and practical knowledge of applying Quality Improvement (QI) techniques to real-world challenges in healthcare and innovation. Modelled on our hugely successful QI Summer and Winter Series, this five-week…

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Diabetes Community of Practice to support patient care progresses in BSW

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A Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Diabetes Community of Practice was launched in May 2021 to provide support and resources to primary care teams wanting to proactively manage patients through the use of risk stratification and improvement methodology. The Community of Practice (CoP) is facilitated by GP Champions who are passionate…

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Sharing learning and experiences from the Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre

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Did you work as a member of staff or a volunteer at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre? Were you part of the team that helped to set up the Centre? If so, we want to hear from you! Back in January 2021, Ashton Gate Stadium opened its doors as the UK’s first mass vaccination centre.…

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