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Keeping people safe during and after COVID-19

The West of England Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) has currently refocused its wider Patient Safety agenda to support the system wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is being delivered in partnership with commissioners and wider stakeholders. For example we have worked closely with the Royal College of GPs to support development of resources regarding the use of NEWS2 in Primary Care.

This page contains useful links to many of our resources and online training events. Whilst geared towards the COVID-19 response, we recognise many of the resources below are useful for non-COVID-19 patients and equally post COVID-19.

COVID Oximetry @home and COVID virtual wards

The West of England AHSN is supporting the continued roll-out of ‘COVID Oximetry @home’  and ‘COVID virtual wards’ in our region. Our local support offer makes use of our existing expertise, infrastructure and resources. By mid-February 2021 over 1600 patients had been enrolled on these services across our region.

Click here to find more information about COVID Oximetry @home and COVID virtual wards, including links to relevant resources and webinars.

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Support, resources and training for care providers

Free training and resources for care providers - whether you’re in a nursing or residential home or providing domiciliary care. Take a look to find out more about how we can support you to care for residents and staff.

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Primary care during COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, community clinicians and care provider staff will have to work differently as face to face assessment is reduced. We have worked closely with the Royal College of GPs to support development of resources on the use of NEWS2 in Primary Care.

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Learning Disabilities during COVID-19

If you work in a care home or organisation for people with Learning Disabilities and would like some further information on how we can support you or available resources and training please view our page here.

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Medicines Optimisation during COVID-19

Read more about how our Medicines Optimisation programme has changed during COVID-19.

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Maternity and Neonatal care during COVID-19

If you are a healthcare professional, or are pregnant, we have a helpful resources page to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Healthcare Innovation

Proactive care frameworks for long term conditions

Find out more about our work to support people with long term conditions through use of innovative care frameworks.

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