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Don’t wait to Anticoagulate wins again

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The West of England AHSN has been announced as one of the winers of AF Association “Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF” for Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate – our quality improvement approach to help prevent atrial fibrillation (AF)-related strokes.

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Goodbye 2017, hello 2018!

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Drawing on lessons from our Patient Safety team’s recent away day, Nathalie Delaney shares a few creative and collaborative ideas to review what you’ve achieved as a team in the past year and how this might inform your plans for the coming year. At the end of the year, it can be a good time…

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Looking back, looking forward to 2023

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Colleagues from across the West of England and beyond gathered in Bristol last month for our annual conference, where we explored the progress we have made together over the last five years and looked ahead to the key themes for our new five year licence. It was an inspiring and thought-provoking day, focusing on what…

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Take Five

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As part of her presentation at this year’s annual conference, Managing Director Deborah Evans launched Take Five, a collection of five short films about five of our key projects from the last five years. The films offer a quick overview of what we’ve learned about transformation as a healthcare community here in the West of…

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A trio of awards for the Mental Health Collaborative

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The South of England Mental Health Collaborative, of which the West of England AHSN is a member, has scored a hat trick at the recent Training Journal Awards. Now in their 12th year, the Awards recognise the ingenuity, creativity, passion and hard work of learning and development professionals from around the world. The winners were announced…

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Showcasing Patient Safety initiatives at Patient First

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Members of our Patient Safety Collaborative were at Patient First in London this week, the UK’s largest patient safety event, to showcase and share learning from some of the initiatives we’ve been developing in the West of England. We presented three posters at the event on: our work to implement the National Early Warning Score…

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Natasha Swinscoe announced Interim Managing Director

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The Board of the West of England AHSN has announced that Natasha Swinscoe, our chief operating officer, will become Interim Managing Director for six months from 2 January 2018. Steve West, Chair of the West of England AHSN, said: “I have every confidence that Natasha will successfully lead the AHSN through the NHS England relicensing…

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Digital Art of the Possible: part two

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A major event took place at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol earlier this month, bringing together NHS and local authority professionals, academics and technology companies to explore collaboration opportunities and shape the digital future of our health service. Digital Art of the Possible showcased an exciting array of digital innovations aligned to the needs of…

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Deborah Evans announces retirement as West of England AHSN managing director

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Deborah Evans has announced her retirement this week as Managing Director of the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), with effect from 31 March 2018. Deborah has been managing director of the West of England AHSN since it was set up in 2013, as one of 15 AHSNs across the country established by…

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Sponsors announced for Digital Art of the Possible

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Lumira DX, Mindwave Ventures and System C & Graphnet Care Alliance are backing a major event in Bristol this week, bringing together NHS and local authority professionals, academics and technology companies to explore collaboration opportunities and shape the digital future of our health service. The Digital Art of the Possible event is set to take…

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