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Patient Safety peer review – sharing the learning

This morning we welcomed Jonathon Gray CEO of South West AHSN, Cheryl Croker, Patient Safety Lead from East Midland AHSN and Mike Beere Project Manager from South West AHSN, to hear more about our Patient Safety work. They came to Bristol as part of a national peer review programme to help us learn, and share the…

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Getting ready for PReCePT! Our project to prevent cerebral palsy in preterm births goes national

Colleagues from across the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), NHS England and NHS Improvement gathered in London in May for the Getting Ready for PReCePT event, as the project to prevent cerebral palsy in preterm babies that started in the West of England begins its national rollout. PReCePT is one of seven programmes developed regionally that…

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New toolkit to standardise mortality reviews

A new toolkit designed to help acute hospitals learn from retrospective mortality reviews is being launched today (Thursday 7 June). The toolkit is the result of a collaboration between the Royal College of Physicians and two Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) – Yorkshire & Humber and West of England. It is aimed at supporting organisations…

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Natasha Swinscoe confirmed as Managing Director

The Board of the West of England AHSN has today confirmed that Natasha Swinscoe, our Interim Managing Director, will take on the role of Managing Director on a permanent basis with immediate effect. Natasha had been Interim Managing Director since the start of 2018, following the retirement of Deborah Evans. During this time the national…

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Ben Bennett announced as new Interim Chief Operating Officer

Ben Bennett will join the AHSN as our new Interim Chief Operating Officer from 4 June 2018.  As we move into the next licence period Ben will help us to build on our successes, develop and resource new programmes of work and spread and adopt successful programmes.

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AHSNs relicensed as key innovation arm of the NHS

NHS England has committed to the long term future of England’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), as part of a 10-year vision to drive health innovation and stimulate economic growth.

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