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West of England Patient Safety Collaborative’s annual report

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The West of England Patient Safety Collaborative is one of 15 Patient Safety Collaboratives across the UK which were set up after the Berwick report into the safety of patients in England. Priority safety areas are set by each individual collaborative to ensure they meet the local needs and have the biggest impact. Read the annual…

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‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ reinforces role of Academic Health Science Networks to drive innovation

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NHS England has today (31 March 2017) published ‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ which sets out how the NHS will deliver practical improvements in areas prized by patients and the public – cancer, mental health and GP access – while transforming the way that care is delivered to ease pressure on…

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West of England patient safety initiatives shortlisted for prestigious national awards

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We’re delighted to announce that a number of high profile programmes led by or involving members of the West of England Patient Safety Collaborative are in the running for the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017. The winners will be announced at the Patient Safety Congress on 4 July 2017 in Manchester. Emergency Department (ED) safety…

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Reshaping for the future: a new business model for a new AHSN licence

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Next month the West of England AHSN enters the final year of its current five-year licence, and discussions are well underway on how individual AHSNs, and the AHSN Network as a whole, can continue to support innovation and improvement across health and social care into the future. NHS England has confirmed they are looking to…

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The future of Academic Health Science Networks

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In April 2017 the West of England AHSN enters the final year of its current five-year licence. So what happens next? NHS England has indicated that AHSNs will have a second licence running from April 2018. Discussions are well underway on how the AHSN Network can continue to support innovation and improvement across health and social…

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2016: the year in review

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What a year 2016 was for the West of England AHSN and our member and partner organisations. We asked our team for their favourite highlights from the last 12 months and here’s what they came up with…   The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Gothenburg Attending and presenting at this conference back in April…

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Interested in how genomic medicine can be mainstreamed?

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The West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) needs your feedback to ensure that the most effective resources to support the learning needs and styles of the genomic medicine workforce are developed. Please take a few minutes to complete a short online questionnaire on the training requirements needed to support the mainstreaming of genomic medicine…

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Looking ahead to 2017

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We asked our teams here at the West of England AHSN what they are looking forward to in 2017 and this is what they told us… Deborah Evans, our Managing Director, says she’s looking forward to more partnership working with Health Education England and primary care through the Community Education Provider Networks. Deborah is also looking…

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Working with children and young people – promoting a strong public voice

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The latest progress report from People in Health West of England examines recent work to encourage better representation of children and young people in health research. Children and young people are often under-represented in consultation exercises and finding ways to access them can be difficult. Researchers into children’s health in Bristol were in danger of losing…

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PMEA award for Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate

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Congratulations to the West of England AHSN’s Quality Improvement team and colleagues from Bayer who picked up a prestigious PMEA award for the Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate project. Designed to ensure patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at risk of stroke are properly anticoagulated in line with NICE guidance, this joint working project received the ‘inVentiv…

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