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Speakers announced for Bridging the Gap 2023 – Integrated Care Systems: What Innovators Need to Know

Calling all health and technology innovators! Would you like to improve your understanding of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs)? Are you keen to adapt your innovation to this evolving landscape? On 22 March 2023, the South West AHSN, along with West of England, Wessex and Kent Surrey Sussex AHSNs are hosting the AHSN Network’s flagship Bridging…

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my mhealth awarded £499,780 SBRI Healthcare funding to accelerate the adoption of digitally enhanced respiratory care pathways

my mhealth – a company which provides digital therapeutic platforms to support the management of long-term health has been awarded a share of £2.7 million in funding from SBRI Healthcare to support people with respiratory diseases. The company, which received bid writing support from the West of England AHSN to secure the funding, was one…

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Join our Digital Clinical Safety workshop at Bridging the Gap 2023

Health and technology innovators interested in understanding what digital safety is – and how to innovate safely in a digital world – are invited to join the West of England AHSN’s Digital Clinical Safety workshop, scheduled for 22 March 2023 during the AHSN Network’s flagship Bridging the Gap event. The 45-minute session, Digital Clinical Safety:…

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Improving asthma diagnosis and patient care in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Over the past year, the West of England AHSN has been supporting six Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) to implement FeNO testing, which supports faster and more accurate diagnosis of asthma. 27 practices are now offering the service, with 775 tests performed to December 2022. The project forms…

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Transforming asthma care across the South West of England

The West of England and South West AHSNs, alongside the South West Severe Asthma Network (SWSAN), have been working with 10 hospital trusts across the South West of England to improve asthma pathways and enhance access to innovative treatments for adult patients. A new evaluation shows the collaborative project, which was awarded Pathway Transformation Funding…

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Evaluation finds PReCePT national programme effective in helping to prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies

The PReCePT programme to increase the use of magnesium sulphate, a £1 injection that helps prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies, has been found effective according to an evaluation by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). The findings, led by researchers at the University of Bristol, are published in the Archives of…

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