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In-depth review of spread and adoption approaches published by AHSN Network

An in-depth study examining approaches to spreading and adopting innovation in the health sector has been published by the AHSN Network to help AHSNs, and partners, understand and harness the AHSN collective experience and expertise. The review, which identifies the different approaches used across the 15 AHSNs within the Network, highlights the complexity of spread…

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New e-learning module to support detection of early deterioration of patients with COVID-19

The West of England Academic Health Science Network has worked in partnership with other NHS organisations, Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH), the Wessex Local Medical Committee and the TEL programme simulation and immersive technology team, to develop two free e-learning resources to support detection of early deterioration of patients with COVID-19. The…

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Last call for domiciliary care workforce solutions

Calling all innovators! The closing deadline for the Domiciliary Care Workforce Challenge is looming, but there is still time to get your application in. The West of England AHSN, South West AHSN and Health Education England South West, are seeking innovative solutions to improve the capacity, capability and wellbeing of the domiciliary care workforce, with…

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Celebrating PreciSSIon: Reducing SSI rates by 50% with estimated savings of over £500k

We’re delighted to celebrate PreciSSIon (Preventing Surgical Site Infection across a region) achieving the project aim of reducing SSI rates in elective colorectal surgery by 50% by March 2021. It is also estimated that we have saved 103 patients from developing a SSI since the start of the project, with a cost saving of an…

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‘Earswitch’ could allow people with neurological conditions to communicate using a hidden ear muscle

A revolutionary assistive technology being developed by GP Dr Nick Gompertz  along with a team of researchers at the University of Bath, and supported by the West of England AHSN hopes to offer people with conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) new ways of communicating via a computer. Earswitch Ltd. has developed a prototype that…

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Join our Clinical Lead for leadership webinar

Join Dr Rebecca Winterborn on 11 June as she shares her experiences of leading teams through change and the skills, tools and theories that she uses in her role as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon and one of our Clinical Leads. Delegates will be guided through structured activities to explore the value of authentic leadership and…

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