WMAHSN News

Carers manual presented at deterioration workshop

Carers manual presented at deterioration workshop

20 March 2019

A carers manual designed to help care home staff recognise early signs of deterioration in care home residents, has been launched at a deterioration workshop held at Bescot Stadium, Walsall this month.

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Human Factors for Health and Social Care white paper launched

Human Factors for Health and Social Care white paper launched

19 March 2019

The West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative joined University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) Human Factors faculty and the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) earlier this month to launch the CIEHF white paper, "Human Factors for Health and Social Care.”

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Emergency Laparotomy Collective Launched in West Midlands

Emergency Laparotomy Collective Launched in West Midlands

18 March 2019

Hospital teams from across the West Midlands gathered in Birmingham for the launch of the region’s Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative (ELC). The initiative, overseen by West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), aims to scale up the successful work done previously by the original collaborative, leading to small step improvements in care. These marginal gains will then lead to significant improvements in care, ultimately saving more lives and allowing more patients to return to an active and healthy life.

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Improving patient safety through collaboration – King’s Fund publish independent report on the work of Patient Safety Collaboratives

12 March 2019

The King’s Fund has published its independent report on the progress and impact made by England’s Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) in their first four years.

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New report maps the MedTech landscape for innovators in England

New report maps the MedTech landscape for innovators in England

28 February 2019

The NHS spends approximately £6 billion a year on medical technology, also known as MedTech, such as medical devices, equipment and digital tools. It is an industry that accounts for over 86,000 jobs in the UK, almost a third of which are within small companies, and supports an additional 24,600 service and supply roles.

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