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The 100,000 Genomes Project: ensuring the public and patient voice is heard

Hildegard Dumper, Patient & Public Involvement Manager for the West of England AHSN

Our Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) Manager, Hildegard Dumper recently took part in a consultation event focusing on the issue of informed consent for people signing up to the 100,000 Genomes Project. She shares her thoughts and reflections… Genomics England in conjunction with NHS England are running a series of consultations is running series of…

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Why I’m proud to support the Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate project

Jo Jerrome, Public Contributor

Jo Jerrome is a public contributor on the steering group of our Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate project, which aims to improve the management of stroke risk for people with atrial fibrillation (AF). Here she explains why she is so proud to be part of the initiative. It has been enlightening to be part of the Don’t Wait…

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Using QI methodology to win Euro 2016

Natasha Owen, Quality Improvement Lead, West of England AHSN

Natasha Owen, Quality Improvement Lead at the West of England AHSN, combines her passion for improvement science with her (basic) knowledge of football to get us in the mood for Euro 2016… This year will see the Quality Improvement (QI) team at the West of England AHSN continue in its aim to increase the capacity and capability of…

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Driven by a shared belief and commitment

Steve West, Chair of the West of England AHSN and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England 

As we publish our latest annual report, our chair Steve West reflects on what our network has delivered in 2015-16. This year the West of England AHSN received just over £3 million in funding from NHS England, our member organisations and various other sources, and in my opinion what we have achieved with this in the…

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Joined up Research & Development – making research count

Peter Brindle, Leader - Commissioning Evidence Informed Care, West of England AHSN

Following his keynote address at the NHS Research and Development (R&D) Forum on 24 May, Peter Brindle believes our NHS should stand out as the most evidence informed healthcare system in the world, with NHS R&D at the heart of making this a reality. Peter is Leader – Commissioning Evidence Informed Care at the West…

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Breaking down our habitual silos in primary care

Dr Hein Le Roux, GP & Primary Care Lead for Patient Safety for the West of England AHSN

Collaboration is an often used word in healthcare and conjures up happy images of us healthcare professionals working jointly with our colleagues within practices, but also across healthcare settings as a joint endeavour to improve the care we deliver our patients. The reality is probably greyer. However, working as a ‘coal face’ GP, through my…

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