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Newsletter Issue 67
July 2019

Patient safety initiatives win national awards

Two collaborations with key input from the Oxford AHSN have won national patient safety awards.

The Suspicion of Sepsis (SOS) Insights dashboard took the Best Emerging Solution prize at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards.

It was developed by Imperial College Health Partners and the Patient Safety Measurement Unit building on initial work by the Oxford Patient Safety Collaborative on a methodology for measuring sepsis. For the first time it enables reliable data to be harnessed to monitor and assess the impact of interventions on deteriorating patients with SOS.

HSJ patient safety award SOSThe judges said: “We were particularly impressed with the collaborative work this team undertook and the scale and pace of this project. We also commend the ambitious plans for further development.”

Another patient safety initiative, this time to improve prescribing of anticoagulants in primary care led by Dr Susie Shapiro, a Consultant Haemotologist at Oxford University Hospitals, won the patient safety category at the Royal College of Pathologists Excellence Awards.

The award recognises a successful collaboration between the OUH, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, the Oxford AHSN and commercial partners which led to a new anticoagulant optimisation service being commissioned.

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Person-centred approaches event

Resources available from person-centred approaches event

Practitioners, patients, educators and others from health and social care and beyond came together in May to explore person-centred approaches. Presentations from the event organised by the Oxford AHSN's Patient and Public Involvement, Engagement and Experience team are now available.

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Peter Kent Sleepio

Sleepio and me: how I found a good night's sleep

IT manager Peter Kent is one of three people who talk about improvements in their sleep  in these new Sleepio case studies

Read more about the Oxford AHSN Sleepio project here

WATCH: Why can't we sleep? ITV - Thursday 11 July, 9pm

Survey will illuminate work of AHSNs  

A major independent survey of all AHSNs is due to get under way this summer. It is commissioned by NHS England, NHS Improvement and the Office for Life Sciences. Please complete it if you receive an invitation via ComRes.

Boost for applied research with new collaboration serving Thames Valley

New NIHR Applied Research Collaborations will work closely with AHSNs to meet NHS needs.
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New chairs on way 

Piers Ricketts is the new chair of the AHSN Network, taking over from Seamus O'Neill. More here

The new independent chair of the Bucks, Oxon and Berks West integrated care system (ICS) has detailed knowledge of AHSNs.
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Funding available for solutions in CVD and integrated care

SBRI Healthcare is inviting bids for funding to develop solutions to challenges in cardiovascular disease and integrating health and social care. Deadline: 14 August
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Bucks HSC Best start August course details
Courses breathe life into your innovations

Bucks HSC Ventures is working with entrepreneurs at a series of summer workshops to develop new products, services and innovations for health and social care. July spotlight: Prevention
August spotlight: Ageing well 
Apply now to the Bucks HSC Ventures autumn programme 
Bucks HSC Ventures apply

More opportunities for entrepreneurs

Market discovery pre-accelerator workshops - Reading, 2-4 September
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US accelerator with ABHI. Apply by 5 August
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WANTED: innovations to support healthy ageing

We are running a call on Healthy Ageing - looking for innovations with the potential to help our ageing population live fulfilled, independent lives. Apply via our new Innovation Exchange.
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Involvement Matters

Get the latest edition of the monthly newsletter for patients, carers and professionals working together.
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New paper published

Paediatric enteral feeding at home: an analysis of patient safety incidents, Archive of Disease in Childhood, BMJ Journals, June 2019
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AHSN Network animation

AHSNs: who we are and what we do

Find out how AHSNs are transforming lives through healthcare innovation in this short animation. 

Latest Documents

Download the latest key national documents via the AHSN Network below.

Next Edition

Look out for a special edition Oxford AHSN newsletter focused on primary care later in July. The next regular newsletter is due in August/September.

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