Filter by: Digital | Health Innovation West of England | Innovation | MatNeo | Medicines | Meet the innovator | Patient safety | Perinatal equity | Quality improvement | Research and evaluation | SBRI Healthcare | Transforming systems and services | Uncategorized | West of England Academy |

NHS and Government back AHSNs to continue to lead innovation under new name

The West of England AHSN warmly welcomes the Government and NHS England’s announcement confirming their intention to relicense England’s 15 academic health science networks (AHSNs) under the revised badge of health innovation networks, reflecting our key role in supporting the development and spread of innovation across health services. Following the Life Sciences Council meeting on…

Read more

Assessing the feasibility of smart technology to address healthcare inequalities in maternity care

The West of England AHSN is working with Gloucestershire’s Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) and the Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB) to assess the feasibility of smartphone applications to support communities that would not normally take up breastfeeding. This follows on from health needs analysis work conducted by the LMNS, which revealed that women…

Read more
Image shows elderly woman in a wheelchair talking to a care coordinator

New frailty service in South Gloucestershire is helping patients better manage their health

Evaluation of a new frailty pathway being piloted in South Gloucestershire shows patients feel less isolated and better able to manage their health as a result of the service. The Yate & Frampton Primary Care Network (PCN) have implemented a new frailty pathway, which better supports frail patients by considering a more holistic and person-centred…

Read more
Photo shows a woman using a tablet

Accelerating FemTech – new support initiative for innovators

The West of England AHSN is pleased to be supporting ‘Accelerating FemTech’, a new initiative supporting innovators to boost the development of technology solutions to address current challenges in women’s health. Accelerating FemTech has been made possible through Innovate UK funding as part of the Biomedical Catalyst. Accelerating FemTech is looking to inspire, by engaging…

Read more

Register now for our Ask the Experts: SBRI Healthcare event

Calling all health and technology innovators! Would you like to improve your understanding of the SBRI Healthcare funding landscape and the funding opportunities that may be available to you? Are you keen to learn how to improve your chances of completing a winning application in order to raise vital funds to develop your idea or…

Read more

Improving the management of high impact users in emergency departments: The SHarED programme

An NIHR ARC West evaluation of a programme to improve how ‘high impact users’ of emergency departments (ED) are managed, has shown the programme to be successful in reducing ED attendance and hospital admissions among these patients. The high-level results of the evaluation have been published in a West of England Academic Health Science Network…

Read more