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Kate talks about virtual learning

Reflections on hosting virtual interactive workshops

In this Q&A our West of England Academy Project Managers Kate Phillips and Vardeep Deogan share their reflections on the delivery of the Academy’s recent Quality Improvement (QI) Summer Series. They led 10 hours of online interactive workshops and delivery of QI theory by 12 different facilitators to around 60 delegates per session from across…

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Alessandra Glover Williams

Civility can save lives

Aless Glover Williams, Neonatal QI Fellow supporting the PERIPrem Project

Aless Glover Williams, Neonatal GRID Trainee ST7, St Michael’s Neonatal Unit and Neonatal QI Fellow supporting the PERIPrem Project on how knowing your team will help ensure Patient Safety. On World Patient Safety Day, especially as this year highlights ‘Health Worker Safety’, I’m reflecting on the importance of knowing and valuing the individual members of…

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Kevin Hunter

COVID-19: patient safety in a pandemic

Kevin Hunter, Associate Director for Patient Safety & Programme Delivery, West of England AHSN

In the second of our series looking at our learning from COVID-19, Kevin Hunter, Associate Director for Patient Safety & Programme Delivery at West of England AHSN, reflects on his experiences ensuring safer care during the pandemic. I have worked in the patient safety team at the West of England AHSN for over five years…

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Innovating for economic growth

Steve West, Chair, West of England AHSN

Steve West, Chair, West of England AHSN and Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of England and Chair, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership on the challenges and opportunities for health, care and the economy, and how the AHSN can help to meet them. Who would have imagined six months ago that we would be in…

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COVID-19: a common purpose

Natasha Swinscoe, Chief Executive, West of England AHSN

In the first of our series looking at how healthcare is changing to manage COVID-19, our Chief Executive Natasha Swinscoe considers the factors that helped those on the front-line respond quickly and effectively. There has already been a lot written on the lessons learned from dealing with the pandemic. Many have commented on the positive…

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Increasing support workers’ confidence to spot deterioration

Mildred Mhlanga, Registered Manager, Silva Care

Mildred Mhlanga is a manager at Silva Care, which provides various care services across Bristol, including supported living, respite and outreach services. Silva Care’s support workers help service users with medical appointments, making referrals and signposting to relevant health professionals. Mildred felt a knowledge of NEWS2 could complement the skills of their support workers and…

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