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Inequalities in maternity care

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

In this blog our Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, Ann Remmers, reflects on inequalities in maternity care and how we’re working collaboratively to support positive change… The Black Lives Matters movement brought into sharp focus the shocking inequalities experienced by people based on the colour of their skin. It has not only raised awareness but…

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Co-creation in the West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative: ‘Done with, not to’

Andrew Bright, Head of Development at Thera Trust, and Louise George, Senior Project Manager at the West of England AHSN

So, what is co-creation? Co-creation is when an organisation or team work with a group of people to create something, particularly when that group will be affected by the outcome, or use the resource or service being created. For example, the NHS might work with a group of people with lived experience, in this case…

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How our Learning Disabilities Collaborative was formed

Dr Alison Tavaré, Primary Care Clinical Lead, West of England AHSN

In this blog to mark Learning Disabilities Week 2021, Dr Alison Tavaré, who is a GP, one of our Primary Care Clinical Leads and South West Clinical Lead for the NHS@home programme, discusses how the idea for the West of England Learning Disabilities Collaborative (WELDC) took shape… As a GP and a clinical lead at the…

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Reflecting on our PERIPrem journey

Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager, West of England AHSN

As our PERIPrem (Perinatal Excellence to Reduce Injury in Premature Birth) project becomes part of our wider Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (known as MatNeoSIP), Senior Project Manager, Noshin Menzies reflects on the year she spent supporting the project from her kitchen table and what lessons she’s learnt from launching and managing PERIPrem during…

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Meet the innovator – Caz Icke

Caz Icke, Director SoleSense

In the fifth of our Meet the Innovator series, we meet Caz Icke, who is a specialist neurophysiotherapist and the developer/Director of SoleSense – a rehabilitation solution for patients with neurological conditions affecting balance and walking. In this blog she talks about her hopes to help patients, clinicians and the NHS, and how the West…

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Place of dying and working in palliative care during COVID

Katie Versaci, Head of Community Nursing at St Peter's Hospice.

In this blog to mark Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021, Katie Versaci, who is Head of Community Nursing at St Peter’s Hospice discusses working in palliative care during the pandemic and how ReSPECT (Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment) was used by her and her team to support meeting patient wishes… I work…

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