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A conversation with Robert Woolley

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

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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The value of coming together with MatNeo colleagues

Bea Chubb, Senior Project Manager and Midwife, West of England AHSN

Bea Chubb is a Midwife at Yeovil District Hospital and is currently on secondment to the West of England AHSN project managing local delivery of the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (known as MatNeoSIP). In this blog, Bea tells us what she’s learnt during her time at the AHSN and how valuable it is…

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Patient and public involvement (PPI) to initiate positive change for people affected by bladder and bowel conditions

Cathy Geary, Project Support Officer, West of England AHSN

In this blog by Project Support Officer, Cathy Geary, we hear about the public engagement work the West of England AHSN’s Innovation and Growth team has been doing to gather insight into bladder and bowel continence. The Voices for Change bladder and bowel continence project is part of the West of England AHSN’s Create Open…

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Why every healthcare professional or commissioner has a role to play on No Smoking Day and beyond.

Mark Juniper, Consultant in respiratory medicine, Great Western Hospital and Clinical Lead at the West of England AHSN

Mark Juniper is a consultant in respiratory medicine at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon. He also works as a clinical lead at the West of England AHSN. Over the last year, Mark has been working on our adoption and spread safety improvement programme. This is part of a national programme using a collaborative approach…

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Piloting child-parent screening to detect FH and save lives

In this blog, Rachel Gibbons, Programme Manager, speaks to GP Dr Amy Howarth whose practice in Gloucestershire is participating in the Child-Parent Screening Service Programme. The Child-Parent Screening Programme is currently being piloted, initially for 24 months, across seven AHSN regions, including in the West of England. The programme aims to identify families with Familial…

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