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The Habits of an Improver

The West of England Academy was delighted when Professor Bill Lucas accepted an invitation to facilitate a workshop with our Improvement Coaches in Swindon last month. Bill introduced his model ‘The Habits of an Improver’ from a recent paper published by the Health Foundation. During the day Bill explained the relevance of the various elements of…

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SEQOL – Community Nursing Award Winner

SEQOL’s specialist nursing team based in Swindon has won the country’s top award for community nurses. The deep vein community nurse specialist team were presented with the RCNi Community Nursing Award at a recent ceremony at Westminster Park Plaza Hotel. The team, managed by nurse specialist Jo Boyd, who is the UK’s first nurse to be trained…

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Introducing genomics into healthcare – free video resources

Genetics and genomics is moving into the mainstream of health and care, and is already present in everyday clinics and will play a growing role in the treatment of more common conditions. To meet the growing interest in genomic medicine within the NHS, HEE’s Genomics Education Programme (GEP) has produced a series of videos to…

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People in the West wanted to try out two new healthcare innovations

People in the West of England living with long-term health conditions are invited to take part in an exciting healthcare innovation project to test and shape two potential new products. Both have been designed by entrepreneurs in Bristol: one product is designed to help people with dementia, while the other is an app to aid…

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The Leadership Series – Commissioning Musculo-Skeletal Care

The concept of the Leadership Series is to bring specific senior commissioners together from across the seven CCGs to focus on areas of common challenge, facilitate learning, spread knowledge across the patch and identify further areas to explore collaboratively. Five Leadership Series meetings have been scheduled to date: three in 2016, covering the topics of…

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West of England – in the business of healthcare

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has produced a new publication with the support of the West of England AHSN called ‘West of England in the Business of Healthcare’,  which explores our regional health economy. Lars Sundstrom, Director of Enterprise at the West of England AHSN said: “When we think of the healthcare sector and…

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