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Addressing polypharmacy in the West of England

On 13 December 2018 members from across the West of England came together for our first event to address the complex issue of polypharmacy. The workshop was instrumental in establishing the focus for our polypharmacy programme.

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Premature Baby

PReCePT goes from strength to strength

PReCePT started life as a West of England project five years ago. Today it is a powerful example of how we, as part of the AHSN Network, can rapidly put evidence into practice to improve healthcare for the nation.

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Nigel Harris announced as Director of Innovation and Growth from March

Nigel Harris will join the West of England AHSN as our new Director of Innovation and Growth on Tuesday 19 March 2019. Nigel will be joining us from his current role as Chief Executive of Designability. He has led that organisation since 2009 during which time it has established itself as a regional South West…

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hyvr funding call

Funding call for voluntary, community and social enterprise sector involvement

We are inviting organisations from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to submit proposals for funding between £500 and £10,000.

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Innovation role of AHSNs highlighted in NHS Long Term Plan

With its clear emphasis on research and innovation for patient benefit, the NHS Long Term Plan published on Monday 7 January is warmly welcomed by the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN). Heralded as the blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future, the Long Term Plan highlights investment in the latest technology, digital…

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Spotlight on NEWS2 and ReSPECT

Members of the health and care community from across the West Country gathered in Cheltenham recently to collaborate on two important strands of our patient safety work around support for the deteriorating patient: the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT). These programmes reflect the two…

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