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Health Innovation Programme

The Health Innovation Programme (HIP) is a healthcare innovation business development course, helping healthcare entrepreneurs test the validity of their business models and understand how to pitch their propositions to the NHS, amid a very complex NHS business landscape. The programme was developed as a collaboration between four AHSNs (West of England, Kent Surrey &…

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NEWS – National Early Warning Score

Prior to use of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) across healthcare systems there was no standardised response to deterioration or common ‘language’ used at all handovers of care for acutely unwell patients. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) developed NEWS and the updated NEWS2 as an aggregate scoring system of physiological observations that act…

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Emergency Department (ED) Safety Checklist

Patient crowding in Emergency Departments (EDs) makes it difficult for staff to monitor all patients for signs of clinical deterioration. University Hospitals Bristol and Weston developed an innovative ED Safety Checklist to respond to these challenges. Supported by the West of England AHSN, the checklist was adopted by all seven EDs and the ambulance service…

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