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Archives for February 2019
Ellen Wilkinson is medical director at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. In her first blog for the SW AHSN, Ellen talks about her experience of establishing Patient Safety Kernow Quality Improvement (PSKQI) with the South West Patient Safety Collaborative. Pisky Noun, folkore: a Cornish fairy, thought to bring good luck despite being mischievous Far from folklore, PSKQI Read More
Laura Hitt – Communications Officer at the South West Academic Health Science Network – talks about her experience of organising the Quality Improvement Partner Panels training programme in thig blog. Read More
The University, in partnership with the South West Academic Health Science Network, Innovation in Healthy Ageing and the EPIC project, hosted an event on the 31st of January 2019 to explore new ideas and innovations to improve the quality of life for our ageing population whilst boosting entrepreneurship. The collaborative team were keen to focus on key challenges which affect us all as we grow old; maintaining our physical, cognitive and mental health whilst overcoming restricted mobility, increased frailty and social isolation-all of which inevitably increase the demand for health and care services. Read More
Despite the number of UK undergraduates studying STEM subjects increasing by 16% over the last decade (compared to an overall increase across all subjects of 13%) undergraduate numbers for EU students increased by 52% and non-EU students (worldwide) increased by 63%. The figures come from the ABPI’s latest biennial survey of member pharmaceutical companies, looking at the challenges of recruiting suitably qualified and experienced staff. Bridging the skills gap in the biopharmaceutical industry (2019). Read More