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Regional Perinatal Equity Network celebrates first anniversary

Maternity and neonatal practitioners came together in the South West this month to celebrate one year since the launch of the Regional Perinatal Equity Network, marking the anniversary with talks on perinatal inequalities from speakers including obstetrician Dr Christine Ekechi, author Kim Thomas and the Positive Birth Company. The Regional Perinatal Equity Network (RPEN), a…

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Patients in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire receiving faster and more reliable asthma diagnoses

A new evaluation has found more patients in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) are receiving faster and more reliable diagnoses of asthma thanks to an ambitious project designed to ensure adoption and spread of proven innovative products.  A system wide project, led by the West of England AHSN, took place between…

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Care home staff find the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) empowers residents

GPs and care home staff see the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) as positive and empowering for residents, according to an evaluation carried out by researchers at NIHR ARC West in collaboration with the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and published in Age and Ageing. To assess experiences with ReSPECT, researchers interviewed 16 GPs…

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The Collaborative digitally launches on World Mental Health Day

Today on World Mental Health Day (10 October) the launch of the brand-new name and visual identity for The Collaborative has taken place. The Collaborative (formerly known as the South of England Mental Health Collaborative – MHC) aims to improve the quality and safety of services for people with mental health conditions through the use…

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Assessing the benefits of technological alternatives for cardiac monitoring

The West of England AHSN is working with North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) to assess the benefits for patients and staff of a cardiac monitoring solution that is seen as a technological advancement from traditional electrocardiogram (ECG) Holter monitoring systems. The NHS Long Term Plan aims to prevent 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and cases of…

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The Future of Care: exploring the promise and perils of big data and artificial intelligence with Dr David Scheinker

In September, we held the fifth in our popular series of Future of Care lectures, which are exploring the different ways new frontiers of science and innovation are set to transform health and care in the future. At these events, we bring together experts from across the world to discuss implications for the NHS and…

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