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How learning sessions are improving Maternal and Neonatal safety

Shomais Amedick, Project Support Officer, West of England AHSN

Shomais Amedick, Project Support Officer, shares her observations on our Maternal and Neonatal Heath Safety Collaborative learning sessions. I love that the UK has a National Health Service for its citizens and values the dignity of human life. This strength shines through the Maternal and Neonatal Health Safety Collaborative (MNHSC) by improving the healthcare experience…

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An introduction to the Mental Health Collaborative

Andrea Byles, Mental Health Collaborative Programme Lead

Andrea Byles, Mental Health Collaborative Programme Lead, introduces the work of the collaborative. I first became involved with the South of England Mental Health Collaborative (MHC) in 2014 as the Programme Manager for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. After attending my first Learning Session I quickly became passionate about all things MHC. I couldn’t believe…

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Could NEWS go international?

Hannah Little, Patient Safety Improvement Lead and Senior Project Manager, West of England AHSN

Hannah Little, Patient Safety Improvement Lead and Senior Project Manager, reflects on the spread of NEWS across the country, and beyond. The National Early Warning Score (now NEWS2) saves lives. It provides a simple, objective overview of a person’s physiological condition by turning vital markers of deranged physiology into a score. The higher the score,…

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Mutual support amongst mortality reviewers

Melody Moxham, Project Support Officer, Patient Safety Collaborative, West of England AHSN

Melody Moxham, Project Support Officer, reflects on the collaborative and supportive work of our Mortality Reviews Steering Group. I’ve been supporting our Mortality Reviews Steering Group since summer 2018. I think it is a fantastic example of how collaborating across our region helps to improve patient safety. Since 2017 all of the acute trusts in…

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Commitment and evidence drive Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative

Greg Harris, Project Support Officer, Patient Safety Collaborative, West of England AHSN

Greg Harris, Project Support Officer, reflects on the commitment of our Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative members, now recognised as a national improvement programme. Half a year ago I became the Project Lead for the Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative (ELC). Conceived as a two-year quality improvement (QI) project between three Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs); the West of…

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Seema Srivastava

Diversity in innovation: Seema Srivastava’s story

Seema Srivastava, Consultant Physician and Associate Medical Director, North Bristol NHS Trust

Seema Srivastava, Consultant Physician and Associate Medical Director at North Bristol NHS Trust, tells the story of how she got to where she is today. My parents came to the UK in the 60s as first generation Indian migrants. I watched how my father – a single-handed GP and my mother – a teacher, worked…

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