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Calculating early warning scores before they reach hospital can help the sickest patients

Recording National Early Warning Scores (NEWS) when a patient is urgently referred to hospital can improve the process of care for the sickest patients and reduce the time taken to get to hospital, according to a West of England AHSN supported study funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) at the University of Bristol…

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New online video training for care home staff

Wessex and the West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), and West Hampshire CCG, funded by Health Education England, have collaborated to produce a series of free videos and e-learning materials to support staff working in care homes to care for residents who are at risk of deterioration. As recognised in a recent paper…

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Celebrating patient safety champions across the West of England

It’s Patient Safety Awareness Week and to celebrate we’re giving a shout out to all the amazing patient safety champions across the West of England. Here are this year’s champions and the reasons for their nominations:   The Patient Safety Team for Children’s Services at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust for improvements they have…

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Self-management pilots support keeping healthy at home

Two projects, both trialling innovative approaches to supporting self-management and monitoring by patients in their own homes are being trialled in the West of England. The projects, Replenish-ME and Moving to Better Health both use technology from innovator KiActiv® to enable patients to better understand and manage their activity levels. Replenish-ME is a project designed…

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West of England innovator tapped to transform England’s NHS through national acceleration

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has announced today (5 March 2020) 11 high impact innovations joining the national accelerator in 2020, including one developed here in the West of England: The WaterDrop.

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Net zero carbon: for a greener NHS

The climate emergency is a health emergency, and the whole of the NHS is being encouraged to tackle this crisis as part of the ‘For a greener NHS’ campaign.

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