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Caroline Poole at the Simple Telehealth Conference

Caroline Poole, Clinical Improvement Lead at Pennine Care NHS Trust recently attended the Simple Telehealth National Conference in Stoke-on-Trent to give a presentation entitled: “Sustainability and spread across multiple pathways in Community and Mental health services”. In this blog she tells us more about the experience.
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GM AHSN, MAHSC & STFC Hartree Centre Cognitive Computing Event

Cara Afzal, Programme Development Lead for Health and Implementation at GM AHSN feeds back on a recent event about how cognitive computing can be used to improve healthcare.
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World Stroke Day and International Exposure for the Greater Manchester AHSN

Andi Orlowski, GM AHSN's Associate Director of Health & Implementation shares his thoughts on our activities to promote our AF work around the world!
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Reflections from the GM AHSN Public Experience Group

Sumaira Naseem, Karen Hasid and Alan Campbell are members of the GM AHSN Public Experience Group. In this blog they discuss their experiences of the group so far.
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The good news about NHS procurement

Nick Allen is procurement advisor for GM AHSN, where he puts more than 30 years of NHS experience to use, helping companies get their products into public sector healthcare.
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GM-wide Provider Company

Aneet Kapoor, Chair of the Manchester Local Pharmaceutical Committee, discusses new developments in the way pharmacy services are provided in Greater Manchester.
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Health Foundation's 'Power of People' films

Our partners for the Q initiative, The Health Foundation, have recently launched the first of five films called the Power of People, which demonstrate what can be achieved when people working in the health service are given the time and support to innovate.
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Preventing stroke – Ladies first

Jane Macdonald is Associate Director of Nursing and Improvement at Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network. In this blog for World Stroke Day, she explains why stroke prevention is of particular importance to her, as a woman.
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Haelo Improving Medicines Safety: Learning Session 2

At the start of this month, GM AHSN partners Haelo ran the second in their series of learning sessions on Improving Medicines Safety. Throughout the event the team kept a live blog updated.
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GM AHSN's Health & Implementation workstream

Donal O’Donoghue is Medical Director at GM AHSN. In this blog he explains the focus of the Health and Implementation workstream.
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Precision Medicine: From Basic Discoveries to Prevention, Cure and Improved Health of our Nation

Professor Yvonne Alexander and Professor Donal O’Donoghue discuss their planned masterclass at this year’s NHS Expo.
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Building an innovation pipeline for nutrition and hydration

Fifteen Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have been created to deliver a speedier and more effective way to identify, develop and adopt new technologies on behalf of the NHS. They work in partnership with the NHS, academia, the private sector and other external partners. They also host the Patient Safety Collaboratives. Jane Macdonald, Associate Director of Nursing Improvement at...
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Mapping cancer patients’ routes from diagnosis in Manchester

Manchester has the highest proportion of premature deaths caused by cancer in the UK, and one of the UK’s worst cancer survival rates. That’s why Macmillan, working with partners across the local health and care system, is undertaking work in Manchester to help understand more about cancer pathways, with the aim of improving the lives of everyone affected by cancer in Manchester.
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Gary Leeming Blog 1

Greater Manchester and the surrounding region lags behind health outcomes compared to the rest of the UK. Rates of obesity, smoking, cancer and heart disease are significantly higher than the national average and life expectancy at birth is the lowest in England. Perhaps more starkly, within Greater Manchester itself, there is a gap in life expectancy of almost six years between the poorest...
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Addressing unmet healthcare needs

Addressing unmet healthcare needs in the areas of reducing harm and enhancing safety were the focus for a recent Technology Innovation Challenge run by MIMIT, on behalf of GM AHSN. The two successful innovations funded were: a falls detection monitor worn on a thigh to improve detection rates of falls a device to improve the detection of patients with plaques who are at risk...
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Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Atrial Fibrillation

Our goal is to implement the CVD Outcomes Strategy across Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and East Cheshire. We’re delighted that the Association of CCGs agreed to consider Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Atrial Fibrillation as priority areas. Three CCGs are now working as early adopters to develop knowledge and solutions to improve outcomes from these conditions which can be...
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Patient Safety Collaboratives

Patient Safety Collaboratives are being launched nationally in October. We will be aligning our work in this area in the field of Medicines Optimisation. Initially we will work across primary care, nursing homes and hospitals to prioritise safety first in this area. Our ambition is to systematically measure and reduce harm caused by medicines errors and maximize the benefits and outcomes...
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Patient Safety Congress 2015

Emma Wheatley offers her views on the recent Patient Safety Congress. At the Congress, The case for Patient Safety :Financially, Professionally and ethically was launched.
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Open Data and the Art of Free: Building a Health Data Commons

Gary Leeming talks about how attending an Open Data forum inspired him to see if he could take on a weekend micro project to show how code could be quickly re-used to show something interesting about the health system in Greater Manchester.
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Medicines Optimisation Roadshow

Read a summary of the highlights of our successful Medicines Optimisation Roadshow held on March 26th here.
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