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Why creating a positive safety culture is a critical part of the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF)

Nathalie Delaney, Senior Programme Manager at the West of England AHSN

Across England, NHS service providers have been working through the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework since it was published a year ago in preparation for the transition to a new approach in autumn 2023. In this blog, Nathalie Delaney, Senior Programme Manager at the West of England AHSN, explores why understanding and creating a positive…

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Improving outcomes for patients needing non-invasive ventilation care

Dr Mark Juniper, Respiratory Consultant at the Great Western Hospital and Medical Director at the West of England AHSN

In this blog, Dr Mark Juniper, Respiratory Consultant at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, and Medical Director at the West of England AHSN, gives a progress report on the collaborative to reduce mortality following acute non-invasive ventilation (NIV). He tells us how sharing the data collected for this project can help deliver the improvements needed……

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Discover, develop, deploy: creating an innovation pipeline for the West of England

Natasha Swinscoe, Chief Executive of the West of England AHSN and Steve West, Chair of the West of England AHSN and Vice-Chancellor of UWE

As we celebrate the 75th birthday of the NHS this year, our Chief Executive Natasha Swinscoe and Chair Steve West reflect on another milestone we are also marking here at the West of England AHSN. We’ve come a long way together since we were first established in 2013 as you can see from our illustrated…

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Implementation of RESTORE2: Mortimer House Nursing Home

Lorna Hewlett, Nursing Clinical Lead, Mortimer House Nursing Home

In August 2020, four nurses completed the West of England AHSN’s free RESTORE2 Train-the-Trainer learning to implement and embed RESTORE2 into Mortimer House Nursing Home. In this case study, nursing Clinical Lead, Lorna Hewlett, describes her experience of using RESTORE2 and the impact the tool has had on the home’s ability to effectively manage deteriorating residents.…

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Creating shared learning spaces to help clinicians address problematic polypharmacy

Chris Learoyd, Senior Project Manager, West of England AHSN

Chris Learoyd is Senior Project Manager at the West of England AHSN, overseeing our medicines optimisation programmes. In this blog, Chris explores some of the work we are currently involved in to help reduce harm from medicines. Medicines safety and improvement work is complex: patients are prescribed medicines in different settings across the entire healthcare…

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Improving patient outcomes: non-invasive ventilation

Rebecca Mason, Respiratory Consultant, RUH Bath.

In this blog, project Clinical Lead and Respiratory Consultant at the Royal United Hospital Bath, Dr Rebecca Mason, looks forward to the launch of a new West of England collaborative to reduce mortality following non-invasive ventilation (NIV). A design and launch event is being held on 9 December. Here Rebecca explains more… Acute NIV is…

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