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Supporting Economic Growth

Alex Leach, Deputy Director of Programmes

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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Exploring views of maternity staff around breastfeeding support and how we encourage wider use of tech solutions

Dr Ben Newton, Senior Research Evaluator

Dr Ben Newton, Senior Research Evaluator at Health Innovation West of England, reflects on recent work he’s been involved with to understand the perceptions of maternity staff around the use of smartphone technology to support women with breastfeeding and how this is now shaping our real-world evaluation of the Anya parenting app in Gloucestershire. How…

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14 strategies to implement digital services into routine work: article review

Dr Ben Newton, Senior Research Evaluator, Health Innovation West of England

In this blog, Dr Ben Newton, Senior Research Evaluator at Health Innovation West of England, shares his reflections on a qualitative interview study among health and social care professionals on their experiences of digital service implementations. I came across an article called How to implement digital services in a way that they integrate into routine…

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Why creating a positive safety culture is a critical part of the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF)

Nathalie Delaney, Senior Programme Manager at the West of England AHSN

Across England, NHS service providers have been working through the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework since it was published a year ago in preparation for the transition to a new approach in autumn 2023. In this blog, Nathalie Delaney, Senior Programme Manager at the West of England AHSN, explores why understanding and creating a positive…

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Improving outcomes for patients needing non-invasive ventilation care

Dr Mark Juniper, Respiratory Consultant at the Great Western Hospital and Medical Director at the West of England AHSN

In this blog, Dr Mark Juniper, Respiratory Consultant at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, and Medical Director at the West of England AHSN, gives a progress report on the collaborative to reduce mortality following acute non-invasive ventilation (NIV). He tells us how sharing the data collected for this project can help deliver the improvements needed……

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

Natasha Swinscoe, Chief Executive of the West of England AHSN and Steve West, Chair of the West of England AHSN and Vice-Chancellor of UWE

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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