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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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Exploring patient and public involvement (PPI) in a digital age

The role and potential of patient and public involvement (PPI) in a digital age is the subject of a new guide written by Hildegard Dumper and published by the AHSN Network.

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West of England AHSN announced BMJ’s Patient Safety Team of the Year

Promoting excellence in healthcare, the 10th BMJ Awards took place in London on Thursday 10 May in London and we are delighted to announce that the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) was awarded the title Patient Safety Team of the Year. The annual BMJ Awards showcase knowledge and experience to inspire others,…

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