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Register now for our Ask the Experts: SBRI Healthcare event

Calling all health and technology innovators! Would you like to improve your understanding of the SBRI Healthcare funding landscape and the funding opportunities that may be available to you? Are you keen to learn how to improve your chances of completing a winning application in order to raise vital funds to develop your idea or…

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Improving the management of high impact users in emergency departments: The SHarED programme

An NIHR ARC West evaluation of a programme to improve how ‘high impact users’ of emergency departments (ED) are managed, has shown the programme to be successful in reducing ED attendance and hospital admissions among these patients. The high-level results of the evaluation have been published in a West of England Academic Health Science Network…

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Photo shows a montage of speakers and delegates involved in the Integrating Innovation conference

Integrating innovation: the art of the possible

On Thursday 9 March, health and care leaders and innovators from across the West of England and beyond came together at Aerospace Bristol for our one-day Integrating Innovation conference, hosted in partnership with our three local integrated care systems. The focus of the day was on exploring how new technologies and innovative approaches can help…

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Co-creating a vibrant innovation ecosystem

Earlier this month, we brought health and care leaders and innovators across the West of England and beyond together, to connect and collaborate at our Integrating Innovation conference. Integral to the conference was our Innovation Zone – featuring some of the latest and most pioneering projects and collaborations in health and care settings across the…

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Anti-racist training in the Black Maternity Matters pilot shown to increase the cultural competency of maternity staff

Evaluation of the pilot phase of Black Maternity Matters shows the project has successfully helped to increase the cultural competency of maternity staff, with the value of the education and training programme demonstrated through both participants’ feedback as well as their resulting actions. Black women* are four times more likely to die during pregnancy or…

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Tackling health inequalities: a community involvement approach

Tackling health inequalities is a major priority for health and care providers, as demonstrated by NHS England’s Core20PLUS5 approach to inform action to reduce healthcare inequalities at both a national and system level. All integrated care systems (ICSs) have been tasked with addressing inequalities in outcomes, experience and access. Genuine community involvement, lived experience and effective partnership…

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