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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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HSJ Patient Safety Award – winners!

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Colleagues have been attending the annual Patient Safety Congress in Manchester this week where member organisations of the West of England AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative were shortlisted for a number of awards.

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health innovation programme

West of England Health Innovation Programme completes its fourth year

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The West of England HIP 2018 has been a huge success with the innovators diving in head first, taking on a wide range of healthcare challenges and graduating with promising business propositions. What is this HIP? No not the body part! Maybe you’ve read the #NHS70 HIP Atlas AHSN case study  or seen the excitement on #HIP_AHSN Twitter? Well, the…

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The Future for One South West is still bright

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One South West, a consortium of 55 organisations that came together to bid for Local Health and Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE) funding, is a great example of collaboration and shared vision. Every NHS Chief Information Officer and Chief Clinical Information Officer across the West and South West of England got behind the bid, to accelerate…

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Natasha Swinscoe confirmed as Managing Director

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The Board of the West of England AHSN has today confirmed that Natasha Swinscoe, our Interim Managing Director, will take on the role of Managing Director on a permanent basis with immediate effect. Natasha had been Interim Managing Director since the start of 2018, following the retirement of Deborah Evans. During this time the national…

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