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Meet the innovator – Dr Carey McClellan

In the second of our Meet the Innovator blog series, we meet  Dr Carey McClellan, Founder/CEO of getUBetter – a digital self-management platform for all common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.  Here, he talks about how the West of England AHSN helped him with early ownership of his idea and what our Health Innovation Programme (HIP)…

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Five questions to help you select the right digital solutions for remote monitoring during COVID-19

Dr Shanil Mantri, GP and Clinical Digital Advisor to the West of England AHSN

With the rise of COVID-19 and the need for increased home monitoring, in particular pulse oximetry, there is renewed interest in the role of digital in supporting this pathway. Dr Shanil Mantri, GP and Clinical Digital Advisor to the West of England AHSN, shares his advice on what should to be considered when contemplating a…

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Reflecting on and celebrating ReSPECT

Anne Pullyblank, Medical Director West of England AHSN

In this special blog post, Anne Pullyblank – Medical Director, West of England AHSN, discusses how ReSPECT started, the success of the programme, and what is next.  Back in 2018, there was a mixed picture across our region for managing end of life care. We knew we needed a unified system to make these challenging…

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Helping care home residents get the right treatment quickly

Chris Turner (GP) and Soghra Bi (Senior Community Nurse)

Fessey House is a residential care home in Swindon for people with dementia, learning disabilities and other enhanced needs. Local GP, Chris Turner and Senior Community Nurse, Soghra Bi have been supporting Fessey House to introduce RESTORE2, in collaboration with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), to help staff more quickly identify when residents’ health…

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“So… what do they do?” A view from a new starter

Emma Ryan, Marketing and Communications Officer, West of England AHSN

Emma Ryan started with the West of England AHSN Communications team in September, and wrote this blog a couple of weeks into her new role. In the Summer of COVID-19, I sat at home, 2 months into furlough with the likelihood of looming redundancies in the hospitality business I worked in and had grown to…

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Meet the innovator – Tommy Parker

In the first of our Meet the Innovator blog series, which spotlights the Founders and CEO’s making a difference to the lives of others, we meet Tommy Parker, CEO of KiActiv® – a clinically proven digital therapy designed to improve the self-management of long-term health conditions. Here he reflects how support from the West of…

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