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Clare Evans West of England AHSN

Meet the team: our ITP programme manager

Clare Evans manages a scheme to help the NHS adopt new innovations into practice. Find out more about her work and which innovations she’s working on.

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The Innovation and Growth Team launch the Innovation Exchange at the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo 2018

Launch of the Innovation Exchange: creating an innovation ecosystem

Innovation is at the heart of transforming healthcare in our region. Much our future work in this area will be driven by our Innovation Exchange, which was launched at the West of England Healthcare Innovation Expo.

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Antibiotics in a pharmacy

Reducing antibiotic prescriptions in primary care

The journal BMJ Open Quality has recently published a paper written by one of our GP Clinical Evidence Fellows, Dr Caroline Ward. Dr Ward’s research seeks to tackle the problem of antibiotic over-prescribing.

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National Mortality Case Record Review (NMCRR): Annual report 2018

This report reveals that hospitals are using a standardised review approach to learn from adult acute deaths and improve patient care. It cites a number of case studies, including two from the West of England (see main picture, above), where the structured judgement review process has made positive contributions to improving healthcare for patient. The National…

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Churchdown Connections wins Q Exchange funding

West of England AHSN sponsored Q exchange bid successfully funded The Health Foundation Q Exchange funding programme aims to activate the knowledge of improvement experts across the UK; to create links between those leading work and those who can help champion, support, adopt these ideas; and to boost ideas that have the best potential to…

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PReCePT Event 17 September

Are you ready for PReCePT? Our event on 17 September

On 17 September, we hosted our second event for the PReCePT (PRevention of Cerebral palsy in PreTerm labour) national programme. The event welcomed delegates from all 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). There was also a great mix of midwives, obstetricians and neonatologists who have recently been recruited to champion the programme at a local level. 

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