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Patient safety in a pandemic year

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

In this blog to celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week, our Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, Ann Remmers, reflects on her experiences during a pandemic year. Little did we know this time last March what was in store for us in 2020/21 and many of us would have been very surprised to find out that we…

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Sharing experiences and lessons from setting up a Covid Virtual Ward

Rebecca Winterborn, Consultant Vascular Surgeon and Clinical Lead for the West of England AHSN

One of our new Clinical Leads, Rebecca Winterborn is also Clinical Lead for North Bristol Trust’s Hospital at Home service. Over the last few months, she has helped develop the new Covid Virtual Ward service across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG). In this blog, Rebecca shares their story of setting up the system…

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Meet the innovator – Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson, CEO of ProReal

In the fourth of our Meet the Innovator blog series, we meet Andrew Jackson, CEO of ProReal – an immersive virtual world technology platform. Here, he talks about his drive to help young people learn better resilience strategies, and his involvement in our Future Challenges programme. Name of innovation:  ProReal Tell us about your innovation…

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High impact users – changing the culture

Sally Buckland, High Impact Unit Team Lead, Bristol Royal Infirmary

Sally Buckland from the Bristol Royal Infirmary reflects on setting up their High Impact User Team and the launch of the SHarED project with the West of England AHSN. Within every Emergency Department you will find a cohort of patients who have multiple attendances. Many of these patients have multiple needs and a high proportion…

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Meet the innovator(s) – Brenda McHugh & Harry Stevens

Harry Stevens (Rugged Interactive) and Brenda McHugh (Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families)

In the third of our Meet the Innovator blog series, we meet Brenda McHugh, from the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, and Harry Stevens from Rugged Interactive, who are two of our project partners in our Future Challenges programme. Brenda is a Consultant Psychotherapist, and has recently been awarded an MBE in the…

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Henry’s story: using RESTORE2 to support care home residents with learning disabilities

Becky Munroe (Service Coordinator) and Jeanette Gibson (Service Manager), Bath Road Residential Care Home, Milestones Trust

Becky Munroe and Jeanette Gibson work at Bath Road, a Milestones Trust residential care home for people with learning disabilities in South Gloucestershire. They recently attended the West of England AHSN’s online RESTORE2 training and are now training the rest of their staff team. In this blog, Becky and Jeanette share the story of Henry,…

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