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Collaborative wins Q funding to help improve maternity outcomes for Black mothers

A new maternity collaborative in the West of England is one of nine projects around the country to be awarded funding from the Health Foundation through its Q Supporting local learning funding programme. This innovative pilot has been set up to help reduce inequity and improve maternity outcomes for Black women through a collaborative quality improvement (QI) approach. Inspired…

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Book now: accredited quality improvement series launches

The West of England Academy are hosting a new series of five free-to-attend interactive online workshops each Wednesday from 6 October. Attendees will gain a basic understanding and practical knowledge of applying Quality Improvement (QI) techniques to real-world challenges in healthcare and innovation. Modelled on our hugely successful QI Summer and Winter Series, this five-week…

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Diabetes Community of Practice to support patient care progresses in BSW

A Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Diabetes Community of Practice was launched in May 2021 to provide support and resources to primary care teams wanting to proactively manage patients through the use of risk stratification and improvement methodology. The Community of Practice (CoP) is facilitated by GP Champions who are passionate…

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Sharing learning and experiences from the Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre

Did you work as a member of staff or a volunteer at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre? Were you part of the team that helped to set up the Centre? If so, we want to hear from you! Back in January 2021, Ashton Gate Stadium opened its doors as the UK’s first mass vaccination centre.…

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PreciSSIon shortlisted for Quality Improvement award

We are delighted to announce that PreciSSIon – a regional collaborative to reduce surgical site infection after elective colorectal surgery – has been shortlisted in the Quality Improvement category at The BMJ Awards 2021. The project – in partnership with Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust; Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; North Bristol NHS…

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HIP graduate launches pioneering app to support breastfeeding mums during World Breastfeeding Week

After successfully graduating from our Health Innovation Programme in 2018, Dr Chen Mao Davies has gone from strength to strength, co-developing her innovative LatchAid solution with top infant and maternal health experts to help revolutionise breastfeeding. During World Breastfeeding Week, the Gloucestershire-based company takes its next exciting step with the launch of the new LatchAid…

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