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How evidence-informed health can tackle the supply and demand gap

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

In this blog post, first published in the HSJ, Peter Brindle spells out three ingredients which can ensure that evidence – with all its money-saving potential – is incorporated into NHS practice… The NHS should stand out as the most evidence-informed health system in the world. The worsening mismatch between the demand on the NHS…

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Freewheeling leadership? Not likely…

Deborah Evans, Managing Director, West of England AHSN

Last week our Managing Director Deborah Evans won an NHS South West Leadership Award. Here are her reflections on leading system transformation… The last time I won an award was the cycling proficiency. Perhaps it’s a fitting analogy, as that’s what I did then and still do. Every day. The same applies to system leadership…

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Donald Trump to save the NHS!

Lars Sundstrom, Director of Enterprise, West of England AHSN

In his latest blog post, our Enterprise Director Lars Sundstrom reflects on leadership in times of change. So have I finally gone insane or is there is any substance to this statement? Of course not. But then again, not much of what Trump has promised will materialise: he just said it to win votes, and…

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Don’t let the carers of today become the patients of tomorrow

Dr Hein Le Roux, local GP and board member at Gloucestershire CCG

In his latest blog post Dr Hein Le Roux reflects on the danger of making assumptions and how to turn negative experiences into positive ones. Carers play a crucial role in our society and it is important that they continue to be recognised and valued. Practice colleagues at Minchinhampton Surgery have been working on a quality…

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Digital health recognised as regional strength in Science and Innovation Audit

A recent audit into the science and innovation strengths of the South West and South East Wales has highlighted both health and life science and digital health. The South West England and South East Wales Science and Innovation Audit (SWW–SIA) has been undertaken by a consortium of key organisations and businesses from across the region, including…

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Patient Safety Collaboratives: heartening, ambitious and innovative

Deborah Evans, Managing Director, West of England AHSN

What do you get when you cross an urgent care system under tremendous pressure with a newly formed Patient Safety Collaborative looking for a flagship project? asks Managing Director Deborah Evans ahead of our session at Patient First on 22 November. Against all expectations, we found that our proposition to embed the National Early Warning…

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