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New initiative launches to spark innovations in health and care services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

An exciting new community of innovation pioneers and change-makers is forming to reimagine local health and care services as part of the Innovate Healthier Together programme. Health Innovation West of England, in partnership with NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Integrated Care Board (ICB), has launched the new Innovate Healthier Together Fellowship. The…

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Supporting the introduction of a digital solution offering vital support for local people with COPD

Thousands of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are able to benefit from a new digital scheme launched to provide more support at home. Living Well with COPD has been launched by Healthier Together, the Integrated Care System in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, to support people with COPD.  Health Innovation West of…

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Health Innovation West of England sponsors regional health tech award

We’re sponsoring the Delivering Innovation into Health and Care Award at this year’s Medilink South West Awards.  The awards, which recognise health tech innovation in the region, will be held on Wednesday 27 April onboard the SS Great Britian in Bristol. Winners of the regional awards will automatically be entered into the National Medilink Awards…

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Unique research collaboration highlights innovative approaches for post-pandemic healthcare

A new report outlines the findings of 14 projects which identified and tested promising innovations to support post-pandemic ways of working in the NHS. The NHS Insights Prioritisation Programme was launched in 2021 to contribute to the recovery from COVID-19, build resilience and deliver benefits to patients. Health innovation networks (HINs) and the National Institute…

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New Digital Health Hub launches in South West England and Wales

A consortium of universities from across the South West of England and Wales have come together to form a brand new Digital Health Hub which will elevate the region’s digital health capability through leadership, engagement, acceleration and partnership (LEAP). LEAP (Leadership, Engagement, Acceleration & Partnership), a groundbreaking Digital Health Hub, has launched to catalyse innovation,…

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House of Lords Preterm Birth Committee hear evidence on impact of PERIPrem

The operational clinical lead for the PERIPrem programme, Dr Sarah Bates, has given evidence alongside a panel including Professor David Edwards, Professor of Paediatrics & Neonatal Medicine at Kings College London and Professor Chris Gale, Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London, to the House of Lords Preterm Birth Committee. The Committee was appointed…

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