Last year a pilot project evolved across the Somerset community to improve the way deteriorating patients in the community are responded to. In this blog, South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) deteriorating patient lead, Harriet Matthews, reveals how the project has boosted detection and communication between care homes and GP practices – and Read More
The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has announced the 11 high impact innovations joining the national accelerator in 2020. At a launch event on 5 March chaired by Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director for NHS England and NHS Improvement, the 2020 cohort of fellows presented their innovations to key stakeholders, including Tony Young, national clinical Read More
Read our February newsletter to hear how a referral service can prevent patients being readmitted to hospital, a local emergency department is transforming sepsis care, and how a health and housing project in Cornwall has been given a multi-million boost.
New research by the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) in partnership with Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) has found involving community pharmacy when patients are discharged from hospital can help to prevent readmission. The research, published earlier this month in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (4 February 2020), shows that patients Read More
HOPE (Help Overcoming Problems Effectively) is an accredited programme developed by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust to support people to improve how they manage their health and wellbeing. Originally developed by Coventry University, HOPE is designed to help local people struggling with long-term health conditions by building their confidence and learning how to Read More