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Polypharmacy: Getting the balance right Blog by Gill Harvey

21 June 2022

I’m a project manager in the Innovation Agency Patient Safety and Care Improvement Team, working specifically on medicines safety and optimisation programmes, and I’d like to let you know about a national improvement programme that will make a real difference to patients. 


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The power of the patient’s voice Blog by Debbie Parkinson

15 March 2022

Recently I took on the role of chairing the national AHSN Network forum of PPI Leads so I’ve been finding out more about how we make a difference through our work to amplify the public voice, from different parts of the country.


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Designing the future of leadership for the Cheshire and Merseyside ICS Blog by Jen Kohan

10 March 2022

Users of health and care services may assume that system-wide collaboration already exists – that local authority, social and domiciliary care providers, primary care networks, NHS organisations and trusts, and other critical stakeholder collaboratives are connected and communicating regularly – but this is not consistently true.


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Inclisiran offering hope to heart patients Blog by Dr Phil Jennings

1 March 2022

When the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approved the use of Inclisiran last autumn, it represented a new opportunity to make a real difference to those patients at high risk of having a heart attack or stroke.


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End the postcode lottery for people with eating disorders Blog by Heather Morrison

24 February 2022

The most deadly mental health condition is one which mainly affects young adults – and has a mortality rate of up to 20 per cent for those who are not treated.


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Finding the space to breathe: tools to support innovation in asthma diagnosis and management. Blog by Dr Julia Reynolds, Associate Director of Transformation

29 December 2021

Finding the space to breathe:tools to support innovation in asthma diagnosis and management


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Our offer to help improve safety in care homes Blog by Connie Sharrock, Senior Programme Manager, Medicine Safety

26 November 2021

For the last nine months I have been on a journey to help care homes improve the way they handle medicines, which is an important part of keeping residents safe.


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Responding to Non Covid-19 Identification of Deterioration in Children Blog by Verity Mather Project Manager, Patient Safety & Care Improvement Team

11 October 2021

When I heard about this project it was an ideal opportunity for me both personally and professionally.  I’ve spent 18 years working as a nurse in acute hospital settings and making a difference to patients is why I went into nursing.  I think there are few opportunities more rewarding than improving the way in which we can look after children and young people.


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Overseas commercial links grow despite Brexit fears Blog by Lindsay Sharples

14 September 2021

After dragging on for years Brexit finally happened and, having worked on European-funded activities since the beginning of the 1990s, I have to confess I’d hoped it would never happen.


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My new role in mental health safety improvement Blog by Alice Fletcher

6 September 2021

A woman lost her son after he was restrained in a seclusion room in a London hospital. She told her story at an event I attended recently and it underlined the importance of the work I am now undertaking.


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