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Polypharmacy: Getting the Balance Right.

Understanding the data webinars The new AHSN Network Polypharmacy: Getting the Balance Right Programme aims to support local systems and primary care to identify patients at potential risk of harm and support better conversations about medicines by promoting shared decision making. One of the core principles of this is population health management. To consider how…

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Revolution-ZERO secures SBRI funding to address NHS Net Zero target

Revolution-ZERO – a sustainable, zero waste targeted medical textiles initiative – has been awarded SBRI Healthcare funding to support the NHS in its ambition to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve its net zero target. The company, which has received support from the West of England AHSN, is one of ten winners to secure the…

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FeNO testing improving asthma diagnosis in region

The West of England AHSN has been supporting several projects to implement FeNO testing in primary care over the past six months.  There are now 16 GP practices across the region that have access to FeNO devices, with a further 60 practices planning to go live in the next two months.  The South West Respiratory…

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One year on: new publication celebrates the opening of the Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre

One year ago, on Monday 11 January 2021 the Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre opened its doors to the people of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. This was an incredible achievement, having taken just three days to transform the stadium into a large-scale Covid vaccination centre with the help of a military team. During the…

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New project to explore if Advanced Practitioner roles relieve the strain on GPs

A new £275,000 project will explore the use of non-GP health professionals in primary care to understand if they relieve the pressure on GPs and improve patient care. The project will see the National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West) team up with the West of England AHSN. The use…

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Book now: accredited quality improvement for pharmacy teams launches

The West of England Academy are hosting a new series of five free-to-attend interactive online workshops each Tuesday evening from 1 March. This is the first series of introductory QI workshops tailored specifically by the AHSN for pharmacy teams. Attendees will gain a basic understanding and practical knowledge of applying Quality Improvement (QI) techniques to…

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