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Noshin Menzies

Quality Improvement in the age of COVID – launching PERIPrem

Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager, West of England AHSN

Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager, shares her experiences of launching a Quality Improvement programme during COVID. If you’d told me 4 months ago we would be where we are today with PERIPRem, I’d have wondered what planet you were from. This exciting, ambitious care bundle, the vision of two extraordinary neonatologists, was going to launch…

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Reflections on working in a COVID-19 environment

Dr Mark Juniper, Respiratory and Intensive Care Consultant, Great Western Hospital

Dr. Mark Juniper shares his experiences of adjusting to and working in a COVID-19 environment. I’ve recently done my first resident night on call for 25 years. For more than 20 years, I have been a consultant in respiratory and intensive care medicine. Eight years ago I took on the role of clinical coordinator at…

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"I hope each and every midwife gives themselves time to celebrate with their families and reflect a little on the amazing job they are doing." - Ann Remmers

Midwives rise to the challenge in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Ann Remmers, Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, West of England AHSN

Ann Remmers, Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead for the West of England AHSN, reflects on how brilliantly midwives are adjusting to working in these unprecedented times, and thanks each and every midwife for the amazing job they are doing. No one could ever have predicted what a momentous year the International Year of the Nurse…

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Alison Tavare

What’s the NEWS? Supporting the identification of the deteriorating patient

Alison Tavaré, GP and Primary Care Clinical Lead here at the West of England AHSN

Alison Tavaré, GP and Primary Care Clinical Lead here at the West of England AHSN shares a personal experience of surviving sepsis, and explains why she’s now such a strong advocate for the use of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) in supporting the identification of the deteriorating patient. Surgery to stabilise my spine sorted…

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health innovation

What is innovation, and how will an Academy help?

David Evans, Programme Manager, West of England AHSN

David Evans, Programme Manager for the West of England Academy reflects on innovation, and what role that we, as an AHSN, might play in helping others understand and embrace innovation. Take a glance through the NHS Long Term Plan and the word ‘innovation’ appears time after time. Simon Stevens is accredited as saying, ‘the AHSNs…

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Premature Baby

Neonatal care: collaborating to improving outcomes

Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager at the West of England AHSN

Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager at the West of England AHSN reflects on prematurity interventions, ahead of World Prematurity Day. This Sunday (17 November) is World Prematurity Day. It’s close to my heart, being a mum to a premature baby and working on PReCePT, an initiative to reduce risk of cerebral palsy in premature babies.…

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