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NEWS2 released

NEWS2 or the updated National Early Warning Score was released by the Royal College of Physicians in December 2017. NEWS is used to improve the recognition of severity of illness in unwell patients and trigger escalation of care. NEWS has been shown to be good at identifying early when a patient’s health is worsening, and…

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NHS Innovation Accelerator Publication

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is an NHS England national initiative supported and delivered by all 15 AHSNs. It aims to accelerate uptake of high-impact innovations for patient, population and NHS staff benefit. It also provides real-time practical insights on spread to inform national strategy. The NIA supports exceptional individuals with a passion for learning and a…

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The report's author discusses adoption of innovation in the NHS

Ingredients for successful spread of innovation detailed in new report

This January the King’s Fund published a report on adoption and spread of innovation in the NHS. The report, commissioned on behalf of the AHSN Network charts the journey of eight innovations from creation to widespread use.

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Looking back, looking forward to 2023

Colleagues from across the West of England and beyond gathered in Bristol last month for our annual conference, where we explored the progress we have made together over the last five years and looked ahead to the key themes for our new five year licence. It was an inspiring and thought-provoking day, focusing on what…

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Take Five

As part of her presentation at this year’s annual conference, Managing Director Deborah Evans launched Take Five, a collection of five short films about five of our key projects from the last five years. The films offer a quick overview of what we’ve learned about transformation as a healthcare community here in the West of…

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A trio of awards for the Mental Health Collaborative

The South of England Mental Health Collaborative, of which the West of England AHSN is a member, has scored a hat trick at the recent Training Journal Awards. Now in their 12th year, the Awards recognise the ingenuity, creativity, passion and hard work of learning and development professionals from around the world. The winners were announced…

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