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Join our Digital Clinical Safety workshop at Bridging the Gap 2023

Health and technology innovators interested in understanding what digital safety is – and how to innovate safely in a digital world – are invited to join the West of England AHSN’s Digital Clinical Safety workshop, scheduled for 22 March 2023 during the AHSN Network’s flagship Bridging the Gap event. The 45-minute session, Digital Clinical Safety:…

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Improving asthma diagnosis and patient care in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Over the past year, the West of England AHSN has been supporting six Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) to implement FeNO testing, which supports faster and more accurate diagnosis of asthma. 27 practices are now offering the service, with 775 tests performed to December 2022. The project forms…

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Transforming asthma care across the South West of England

The West of England and South West AHSNs, alongside the South West Severe Asthma Network (SWSAN), have been working with 10 hospital trusts across the South West of England to improve asthma pathways and enhance access to innovative treatments for adult patients. A new evaluation shows the collaborative project, which was awarded Pathway Transformation Funding…

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Evaluation finds PReCePT national programme effective in helping to prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies

The PReCePT programme to increase the use of magnesium sulphate, a £1 injection that helps prevent cerebral palsy in premature babies, has been found effective according to an evaluation by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). The findings, led by researchers at the University of Bristol, are published in the Archives of…

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Launching our project to improve non-invasive ventilation

In December 2022, 24 colleagues from six regional acute hospital trusts and the West of England AHSN came together to launch a new collaborative project focused on improving patient outcomes from non-invasive ventilation (NIV). Watch our introductory video on Vimeo: Acute NIV is an evidence based, clinically effective and lifesaving treatment used to manage patients…

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Health Innovation Programme graduate secures £100k SBRI funding

LatchAid – an award-winning breastfeeding and early parenthood support app and graduate of our 2018 Health Innovation Programme (HIP) – has been awarded £100,000 from SBRI Healthcare to address inequalities in maternity care. SBRI Healthcare is an Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) initiative – a partnership between patient groups, government bodies, industry and the NHS hosted by…

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