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Patient and public involvement (PPI) to initiate positive change for people affected by bladder and bowel conditions

Cathy Geary, Project Support Officer, West of England AHSN

In this blog by Project Support Officer, Cathy Geary, we hear about the public engagement work the West of England AHSN’s Innovation and Growth team has been doing to gather insight into bladder and bowel continence. The Voices for Change bladder and bowel continence project is part of the West of England AHSN’s Create Open…

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Why every healthcare professional or commissioner has a role to play on No Smoking Day and beyond.

Mark Juniper, Consultant in respiratory medicine, Great Western Hospital and Clinical Lead at the West of England AHSN

Mark Juniper is a consultant in respiratory medicine at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon. He also works as a clinical lead at the West of England AHSN. Over the last year, Mark has been working on our adoption and spread safety improvement programme. This is part of a national programme using a collaborative approach…

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Piloting child-parent screening to detect FH and save lives

In this blog, Rachel Gibbons, Programme Manager, speaks to GP Dr Amy Howarth whose practice in Gloucestershire is participating in the Child-Parent Screening Service Programme. The Child-Parent Screening Programme is currently being piloted, initially for 24 months, across seven AHSN regions, including in the West of England. The programme aims to identify families with Familial…

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Working with care homes to improve medicines safety

Chris Learoyd, Programme Manager, West of England AHSN

In this blog from Programme Manager, Chris Learoyd, we hear about the work the West of England AHSN Meds team have been doing with care homes to improve medicines safety and reduce medication errors. Here Chris tells us more… It is no secret that care homes have had a turbulent couple of years in continuing…

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Patient Safety Culture Club has launched

Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager, West of England AHSN

In this blog, Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager, discusses all things Patient Safety Culture Club – a new community for everyone in the West of England region with an interest in Safety Culture to share ideas, learning and to collaborate. Culture Club has launched at the West of England AHSN! No, you haven’t been sent…

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Looking forward to the next Regional Perinatal Equity Network event

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

In this blog our Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, Ann Remmers, looks forward to our next Regional Perinatal Equity Network event on 25 January 2022. Launched in July 2021 the network provides an opportunity for those working within maternity and newborn services, related organisations and parents or parent partners to come together across the West…

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