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Applications for the NHS Innovation Accelerator are now open

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks and the Accelerated Access Collaborative – has launched its call for applications representing high impact, evidence-based innovations. The call is open to local, national and international healthcare innovations supported by passionate individuals from any background,…

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Meet our Black Maternity Matters Midwife Champions

Our Midwife Champions, Angie Griffiths and Laura Lewinson, are supporting and leading midwives and maternity support workers in the pilot of our Black Maternity Matters programme, which is helping to improve outcomes for Black pregnant women and their babies. Inspired by Black Mothers Matter’s vision that one day Black mothers will no longer be disproportionately…

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New evaluation shows FeNO testing project is supporting better asthma diagnosis across Gloucestershire

More patients in Gloucestershire are receiving faster and more reliable diagnoses of asthma thanks to an ambitious project designed to ensure adoption and spread of proven innovative products, according to a new evaluation.  Three Primary Care Networks in the Stroud and Berkeley Vale locality of Gloucestershire took part in a project, led by the West…

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New evaluation shows quality improvement project is improving care for premature babies

More mothers and babies born prematurely in South West England are receiving lifechanging care interventions thanks to an ambitious project designed to reduce brain injury and death in vulnerable preterm babies, according to a new evaluation. The project is also demonstrating how effective a quality improvement (QI) approach can be at improving perinatal care.   Perinatal Excellence to Reduce…

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PERIPrem shortlisted at national awards

There are celebrations for the PERIPrem team and maternity and neonatal units across the South West after the project was shortlisted at the 2022 BAPM Gopi Menon Awards. PERIPrem, our project run in partnership with South West AHSN and South West Neonatal Network to introduce a new perinatal care bundle to improve outcomes for premature babies,…

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Bringing together mental health teams to improve patient safety

On 12 July the collaborative held an all-day learning event for mental health teams across the South of England. The event – which was held face to face for the first time in over 2 years – was an opportunity for sharing learning and networking, which has been particularly challenging for large geographic collaboratives during…

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