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Keeping Active During Covid-19 shortlisted for national award

We are delighted to announce that Keeping Active During COVID-19, has been shortlisted in the Most Promising Pilot Programme category at the Leading Healthcare Awards 2022. The project was launched in May 2020 in response to concern that patients with chronic respiratory conditions would not be able to maintain adequate levels of physical activity during…

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Working with BSW CCG to improve diabetes care

The West of England AHSN and Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG (BSW CCG) are reaching the end of a 12-month project to improve care for patients with type 2 diabetes. Since the project launched in February 2021, a community of practice has been established with 174 members from 58 practices alongside secondary…

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NEWS2 scores help identify sickest COVID-19 patients

Using National Early Warning Scores (NEWS2) can help identify those COVID-19 patients who are sickest and at risk of dying, a study published in Emergency Medicine Journal has shown. National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West) funded-researchers looked at data from 1,263 COVID-19 patients admitted to four hospitals in the…

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Regional neonatal units celebrate highest delayed cord clamping rates in England

Maternity and neonatal (MatNeo) units across the South West are celebrating achieving the highest delayed cord clamping rates in 2020 in England, as measured by the National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP). On average, units across the South West also achieved the third lowest rates of mortality to discharge, the second lowest rates of necrotising enterocolitis,…

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Polypharmacy: Getting the Balance Right.

Understanding the data webinars The new AHSN Network Polypharmacy: Getting the Balance Right Programme aims to support local systems and primary care to identify patients at potential risk of harm and support better conversations about medicines by promoting shared decision making. One of the core principles of this is population health management. To consider how…

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Revolution-ZERO secures SBRI funding to address NHS Net Zero target

Revolution-ZERO – a sustainable, zero waste targeted medical textiles initiative – has been awarded SBRI Healthcare funding to support the NHS in its ambition to reduce its carbon footprint and achieve its net zero target. The company, which has received support from the West of England AHSN, is one of ten winners to secure the…

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