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Supporting Economic Growth

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Our commission from the Office for Life Sciences focuses on the creation of a dynamic pipeline of healthcare innovations so that innovative new devices, services, treatments, and medical technologies reach patients faster and to support economic growth in the West of England. Here Alex Leach, Health Innovation West of England’s Deputy Director of Programmes, looks…

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Discover, develop, deploy: creating an innovation pipeline for the West of England

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As we celebrate the 75th birthday of the NHS this year, our Chief Executive Natasha Swinscoe and Chair Steve West reflect on another milestone we are also marking here at the West of England AHSN. We’ve come a long way together since we were first established in 2013 as you can see from our illustrated…

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Shining a light on bladder and bowel health

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Ahead of World Continence Week 2022, Professor Nikki Cotterill talks about her experience of working in partnership with us to identify the needs of people affected by bladder & bowel conditions – and calls for change for those affected. I have worked in the field of continence research for almost twenty years now and, since…

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Sharing impact stories

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In her latest blog, Natasha Swinscoe, Chief Executive of the West of England AHSN celebrates the ever-growing community of innovators and improvers across the region who shape and drive our work and have shared their stories in our new online impact review for 2021-22. Providing a simple ‘elevator pitch’ for our AHSN isn’t easy. Whenever…

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A conversation with Robert Woolley

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Robert Woolley was a founding board member of the West of England AHSN since our very earliest days when we were first licensed by NHS England back in 2013. With a distinguished career in the NHS spanning more than 30 years, he retired as Chief Executive of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust…

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Translating academic research ideas into health and care innovation

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Faiza Abdul Aziz is an impact administrator and master’s student at the University of Bath, who recently attended our Lunch with Impact event for University of Bath researchers, hosted by our Industry and Innovation team. In this blog, Faiza shares her insights and learnings from the session, including how the AHSN can support academic researchers…

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Working with care homes to improve medicines safety

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In this blog from Programme Manager, Chris Learoyd, we hear about the work the West of England AHSN Meds team have been doing with care homes to improve medicines safety and reduce medication errors. Here Chris tells us more… It is no secret that care homes have had a turbulent couple of years in continuing…

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Patient Safety Culture Club has launched

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In this blog, Noshin Menzies, Senior Project Manager, discusses all things Patient Safety Culture Club – a new community for everyone in the West of England region with an interest in Safety Culture to share ideas, learning and to collaborate. Culture Club has launched at the West of England AHSN! No, you haven’t been sent…

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Looking forward to the next Regional Perinatal Equity Network event

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In this blog our Maternal and Neonatal Clinical Lead, Ann Remmers, looks forward to our next Regional Perinatal Equity Network event on 25 January 2022. Launched in July 2021 the network provides an opportunity for those working within maternity and newborn services, related organisations and parents or parent partners to come together across the West…

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Diversity of thought is key to unlocking innovation and improvement

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In this new blog, our Chief Executive Natasha Swinscoe picks out her highlights from our new business plan and impact review, exploring what we’ve achieved in the West of England and what lies in store for our Network. But perhaps more importantly, Natasha considers how we go about delivering this work, and highlights the continued…

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