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PMEA award for Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate

Congratulations to the West of England AHSN’s Quality Improvement team and colleagues from Bayer who picked up a prestigious PMEA award for the Don’t Wait to Anticoagulate project. Designed to ensure patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at risk of stroke are properly anticoagulated in line with NICE guidance, this joint working project received the ‘inVentiv…

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Bristol Patient Safety Conference 3 May 2017

Now in its fourth year, this independent conference will be held in Bristol on 3 May 2017. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from patient safety and QI experts, including an interactive workshop run by the West of England Patient Safety Collaborative: “I’m a patient: get me out of here!” on our deteriorating patient programme. Deborah Evans,…

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Welcome to new interim Chief Operating Officer: Emma Roberts

We’re pleased to welcome Emma Roberts who will be joining us on secondment as interim Chief Operating Officer in January. Emma is providing cover for Natasha Swinscoe who has started a six-month secondment as Chief Operating Officer with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Joining us from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust where she…

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NEWS – coming soon to a stage (or screen) near you

Are you watching a pantomime or nativity play this Christmas time? Spare a thought for our patient safety team who put on their own production of a patient story at the Patient First conference in London in November. The team performed What About Bobby? to a packed audience of over 200 attendees who heard how…

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Could you be a West of England healthcare hipster?

Applications are now open for our popular training programme, designed to specifically address the needs of healthcare innovators and delivering high quality coaching, mentoring and personal development support. Running since 2015 in partnership with SETsquared, the world’s leading university business incubator, the Healthcare Innovation Programme (HIP) is an intensive personal development course, covering core skills in…

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Time’s running out to join Q in the West of England!

There’s just a few days left to apply to join the Q community. Applications need to be in by midnight on Monday 5 December 2016. Do you have experience in making improvements in health and care? Would you welcome the opportunity to collaborate with others to gain maximum impact for your efforts – without having to…

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