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Transforming services and systems

Transformation is high on the agenda for health and care communities. There are significant demands on organisations to work together to better integrate services and streamline pathways for safer, more patient-centred care, while improving efficiency and reducing costs.

Since March 2020 much of our work has been focused on supporting our healthcare system’s response to COVID-19, and plan ahead for a post-COVID-19 landscape. Read more about our work related to COVID-19.

The role of the West of England AHSN, and the AHSN Network which makes up the 15 AHSNs in England, is to aid and support our healthcare systems and member organisations through this journey as both a champion and critical friend. Read more about the AHSN Network.

Three programmes have been selected for national adoption and spread across the AHSN Network from April 2020:

Across the West of England, we have a number of projects which aim to address priorities highlighted by our members and health care systems. These include:

Our national programmes in 2018-2020 were:

Embedded in the regional health and care economy with links to industry, research bodies and universities, we are in a unique position to:

An important focus of much of our transformation work is in improving patient safety. Read more about our Patient Safety work.

Please contact us to find out more information.

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Improving patient safety

Our award-winning support for improving patient safety is central to our work in transforming health services and systems.

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Keeping people safe during and after COVID-19

Take a look at our training events and resources for care home and NHS colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Emergency Department

SHarED: Supporting high impact users to Emergency Departments

This project aims to improve outcomes for the most frequent users of Emergency Departments.

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Mental Health

At the West of England AHSN we are working on a wide range of initiatives related to mental health diagnoses and treatment.

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Primary Care

At the West of England AHSN we are working on a wide range of initiatives to support primary care.

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Focus ADHD

We're working as part of the AHSN Network to speed up the diagnosis of ADHD through use of the QbTest.

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Early Intervention Eating Disorders Programme

As part of the AHSN Network, we are supporting speeding up the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in those aged 16 to 25.

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Medicines optimisation

The medicines optimisation programme aims to help patients get the maximum benefit from their medicines and reduce waste.

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Supporting healthcare innovation

Adopting innovation

As part of the AHSN Network, we are helping to spread proven innovations into the healthcare system.

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The Q Community

Q is a connected community working together to improve health and care quality across the UK.

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