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Getting the balance right on polypharmacy

The AHSN Network recently launched the new national polypharmacy programme: getting the balance right. Here national Programme Manager, Amy Semple and Clinical Lead, Clare Howard discuss why we need to take action to address problematic polypharmacy and how the AHSN Network is supporting this important area of work. “As we live longer with more long-term…

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Shining a light on bladder and bowel health

Professor Nikki Cotterill, Centre for Health and Clinical Research, UWE Bristol; Bladder and Bowel CONfidence Health Integration Team Director, Bristol Health Partners.

Ahead of World Continence Week 2022, Professor Nikki Cotterill talks about her experience of working in partnership with us to identify the needs of people affected by bladder & bowel conditions – and calls for change for those affected. I have worked in the field of continence research for almost twenty years now and, since…

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Sharing impact stories

Natasha Swinscoe, Chief Executive, West of England AHSN

In her latest blog, Natasha Swinscoe, Chief Executive of the West of England AHSN celebrates the ever-growing community of innovators and improvers across the region who shape and drive our work and have shared their stories in our new online impact review for 2021-22. Providing a simple ‘elevator pitch’ for our AHSN isn’t easy. Whenever…

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The power of language

Katie Donovan Adekanmbi, Inclusion and Cohesion Specialist from BCohCo Ltd

In response to the growing commitment in the region to work together to address inequality and inequity within maternity and neonatal services the Regional Perinatal Equity Network was launched in July 2021 by the West of England and South West Academic Health Science Networks. In this blog, Katie Donovan Adekanmbi, Inclusion and Cohesion Specialist from…

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A conversation with Robert Woolley

Robert Woolley was a founding board member of the West of England AHSN since our very earliest days when we were first licensed by NHS England back in 2013. With a distinguished career in the NHS spanning more than 30 years, he retired as Chief Executive of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust…

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Translating academic research ideas into health and care innovation

Faiza Abdul Aziz is an impact administrator and master’s student at the University of Bath, who recently attended our Lunch with Impact event for University of Bath researchers, hosted by our Industry and Innovation team. In this blog, Faiza shares her insights and learnings from the session, including how the AHSN can support academic researchers…

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