Summary for 2015

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18 June 2018


Improvement has never been more important for the health and social care. Vanguards, New Care Models and the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are focusing on improving care for individuals, organisations and populations, focusing on removing the barriers between primary care and hospitals, between ph...

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15 June 2018


It is estimated that more than 420,000 people across England have undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation (AF), an irregular heart rhythm, which can cause a stroke if not detected and treated appropriately. One in four people will develop Atrial Fibrillation, it affects an estimated 1.5 million people across the UK and i...

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14 June 2018


At present, the majority of patient data sits in silos within various NHS services. Gaining access to information about patient care provided by a different NHS service can often be a time-consuming and cumbersome process for clinicians. The potential benefits of sharing patient data amongst healthcare providers a...

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14 June 2018


An increasing number of healthcare professionals within the UCLPartners region have been demonstrating an interest quality improvement (QI). Although a range of projects are being undertaken, many people have been working in isolation and running QI projects in different ways, making shared learning and collaborat...

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14 June 2018


Across England, the quality of care delivered by NHS services can be variable. Over time, patients’ needs have changed and pressure on the NHS has increased. In 2014, NHS England published the ‘Five Year Forward View’, which called for the integration of primary and acute care; physical and mental health ser...

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14 June 2018


The UK has an ageing population. Medical advances have meant that people are now living longer, although not always in good health. Many people live with increasingly complex chronic conditions and multi-morbidity. A growing proportion of the population have dementia and many of those affected require care in a c...

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14 June 2018


Across the country data is gathered within biological, clinical, social and environmental settings, to aid research to improve health. This data is hugely valuable but is often viewed in isolation. To harness the full power of this data, it is necessary to bridge the gap between the currently distinct disciplines ...

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14 June 2018


Physiotherapy can be a difficult and sometimes painful process. Treatment plans can be cumbersome and a slow recovery dis-empowering. This, in turn, often results in patients not following their recommended exercises, delaying recovery even further. To help keep individuals engaged in their thera...

13 June 2018


A new guide to the AHSN Network is published today, detailing the impact to date of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), as well as outlining future plans for the years ahead. The AHSNs were first licensed by NHS England in 2013 for an initial period of five years, and in that ...