Innovate Healthier Together programme – May lunch and learn

Friday 24 May 2024, 1- 2pm
Location: Online - MS Teams
Organised by: Health Innovation West of England

Event summary

At our next Lunch and Learn event on Friday 24 May 2024, Dr Paul Downie, Consultant Chemical Pathologist at the Bristol Royal Infirmary will discuss Child Parent Screening and how this is used to detect Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). FH is an inherited condition passed down through families which will lead to extremely high cholesterol levels. It affects 1 in 250 within the UK, yet still over 90% of patients with this condition remain undiagnosed.

Child Parent Screening is currently the best innovative model for FH detection allowing for early intervention to increase life expectancy and reduce premature mortality within Primary Care. Many practices within Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire were early innovators for this pilot and are leading the way in terms of the number of babies screened.

This is the fourth in our series of Lunch and Learns from the Innovate Healthier Together programme, tailored specifically for the community across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (BNSSG ICS).

What’s in it for you?

– Connect with fellow professionals who are passionate about innovation in healthcare.

– Expand your understanding of the theories and methodologies driving innovative change within BNSSG ICS.

– Discover practical insights around innovation that can be applied to your own area of work.

– Learn how to harness innovative strategies to enhance service delivery and patient care.

– Be a part of the innovation network in BNSSG.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of the conversation and contribute to the momentum of change in our healthcare system. Secure your spot for a session that promises to fuel your professional growth and ignite your passion for innovation.

About Child Parent Screening: You can find out more information about Child Parent Screening CVD here

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