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Integrating innovation: the art of the possible

On Thursday 9 March, health and care leaders and innovators from across the West of England and beyond came together at Aerospace Bristol for our one-day Integrating Innovation conference, hosted in partnership with our three local integrated care systems. The focus of the day was on exploring how new technologies and innovative approaches can help…

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Co-creating a vibrant innovation ecosystem

Earlier this month, we brought health and care leaders and innovators across the West of England and beyond together, to connect and collaborate at our Integrating Innovation conference. Integral to the conference was our Innovation Zone – featuring some of the latest and most pioneering projects and collaborations in health and care settings across the…

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Anti-racist training in the Black Maternity Matters pilot shown to increase the cultural competency of maternity staff

Evaluation of the pilot phase of Black Maternity Matters shows the project has successfully helped to increase the cultural competency of maternity staff, with the value of the education and training programme demonstrated through both participants’ feedback as well as their resulting actions. Black women* are four times more likely to die during pregnancy or…

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Tackling health inequalities: a community involvement approach

Tackling health inequalities is a major priority for health and care providers, as demonstrated by NHS England’s Core20PLUS5 approach to inform action to reduce healthcare inequalities at both a national and system level. All integrated care systems (ICSs) have been tasked with addressing inequalities in outcomes, experience and access. Genuine community involvement, lived experience and effective partnership…

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Delivering a net zero NHS

The NHS is responsible for 25 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, and the NHS has become the world’s first national health system to commit to becoming net zero. On 9 March, our Integrating Innovation conference featured a session dedicated to delivering a net zero NHS. The panel discussion, chaired by Pete Waddingham, Net…

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Two health and care innovators selected for NHS Innovation Accelerator programme 2023

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has announced its 17 new Fellows for 2023, including two health and care innovators working with, and being supported by, the West of England AHSN. The successful Fellows have created innovations that offer solutions to some of the most urgent NHS needs. Mark Russell-Smith is the Director of International Operations…

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