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Working together to optimise lipids therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease

The NHS Long Term Plan states that the biggest area where the NHS can save lives over the next 10 years is in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD causes a quarter of all deaths in the UK and is the largest cause of premature mortality in deprived areas. As part of the Rapid…

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getUBetter selected for NHS Innovation Accelerator programme

getUBetter – an evidence-based digital self-management platform for all common musculoskeletal conditions – which began its early journey on our Health Innovation Programme – has recently been selected by the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) for its award-winning accelerator programme. Founded by Dr Carey McClellan, the getUBetter app helps to provide digitally enabled MSK care and…

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Call for parent partners to join our Black Maternity Matters project

Our new Black Maternity Matters project is calling out to Black women and their families to get involved by joining its steering group and using their own personal experiences of maternity care to improve the experience of other women and their babies. This ground-breaking project brings together midwives, parents and maternity staff from across two…

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LatchAid secures £1m seed funding to expand breastfeeding app

LatchAid, the Gloucestershire-based innovative breastfeeding support app, which began its health innovation journey on our 2018 Health Innovation Programme (HIP), has announced that it has closed its seed funding round with a £510k Innovate UK Innovation Loan, bringing total investments to £1m. Dr Chen Mao Davies, who previously worked as a computer graphics and animation…

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Showcasing health innovation in the West of England

People at the heart of driving the innovation of health and care across the region with the support of the West of England AHSN gathered in Bristol yesterday for a special showcase event, along with guests from the Accelerated Access Collaborative, NHS England’s Innovation, Research and Life Sciences team and the government’s Office for Life…

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HSJ Partnership Award for AHSN innovation programme that is transforming ADHD diagnosis in the NHS

Almost 57,000 people (aged 6-18 years) have received an objective assessment for ADHD since Academic Health Science Networks began to support a new digital innovation, QbTest. The innovation, which speeds up the time to diagnosis, has improved patient experience and saved the NHS a potential £19.5m since 2017*. It is being used in 59 trusts…

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