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Innovation, Improvement & Impact Conference & Awards 2017

The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN hosted our Innovation, Improvement & Impact Conference & Awards (#IIIConf) at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on Wednesday, January 25 2017.

More than 200 delegates from the NHS, industry and academia attended our #IIIConf as we showcased the work of ourselves and our partners, highlighting the benefits being delivered both regionally and nationally.

Engaging keynote speeches were delivered by service leaders within the healthcare sector, including:

  • Dr Martin Vernon, National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Care, NHS England
  • Fiona Carrager, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for England, NHS England
  • Beverley Bryant, Director of Digital Transformation, NHS Digital
  • Jacob West, National Lead, New Models of Care Programme, NHS England

Keynote speeches were supported by local case studies, showcasing the innovative projects and impact of our work. Click here to see a summary of the local case studies.

Throughout the event, delegates were able to visit more than 40 exhibitor stands as part of the Innovation Expo. Exhibitors included programme leads from the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, healthcare innovators and partner organisations.

The event culminated with an awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of the region’s health economy and life sciences sector.  Details of our winners are available below.  Click here to read about the winning projects

Patient Safety Achievement
Winner: Leeds Children’s Hospital for its project S.A.F.E – the Positive Impact of Druggles on Prescribing Standards and Patient Safety within the Neonatal Intensive Care Environment

Performance through Partnership
Winner: Maldaba Ltd for its My Health Guide App for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Improving Care through Innovation or Improvement
Winner: South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for its project A Lifeline for Women in Forensic Services.

Using Technology to Improve Efficiency
Winner: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for its project Advanced Web-based Preoperative Assessment to Improve Quality and Efficiency

Best Example of Adoption and Diffusion
Winner: Yorkshire & Humber NHS Genomic Medicine Centre for its project Yorkshire & Humber NHS GMC and delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project

Best Patient Driven Innovation / Improvement / Collaboration
Winner: Recovery Enterprises for it project Sheffield Flourish

Click here to read the full article & access the presentations


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Event

Date: 8th March 2017
Venue: Horizon, Leeds

Clinicians and Commissioners in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) along with providers or services are invited to meet and share ideas towards the development of StepUp!: Advanced Digital Innovation’s open outreach platform for CAMHS.

StepUp! will provide children, young people and their families with a set of integrated, evidence based digital resources to support their mental health and wellbeing whilst enabling outcome measures to be collected and addressing fragmentation.

Full details & registration

Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem  Date:  14th March
Venue: Unity Works, Wakefield
The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN in partnership with ECHAlliance and the University Centre at Wakefield College are hosting our sixth Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem meeting.

The theme of the meeting is: The Digital Health Adoption Challenge. Councillor Denise Jeffery, the Deputy Leader of Wakefield Council and Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Skills  will open the meeting which will feature speakers from across the regional and national digital health community.

Full details & registration 

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Whole System Musculoskeletal Northern Region

Date: 24th March 2017

Venue: Quarry House, Leeds

The NHS England Long Term Conditions (LTCs) Unit with the National Clinical Director, Peter Kay, are working in partnership with the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) to deliver a national work programme supporting a strong, cohesive, approach to MSK improvement including networks of care to drive forward local improvements.

Full details & registration 

Contact named members of the team direct to discuss specific aspects of our work here

North of England Active Healthy Ageing Symposium  Date: 6th June 2017
Venue: Horizon, LeedsThe Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA), in partnership with the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN are hosting a North of England Symposium on Active and Healthy Ageing. The event will showcase
award winning best practice examples in population health for older people from across the North of England.Full details & registration

A new eLearning package to help healthcare professionals in Primary Care carry out physical health checks on patients with a serious mental illness (SMI) is now available following its launch at the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network’s Innovation, Improvement & Impact Conference.

The eLearning module is a free, easy to use training package designed to fill a training gap and give primary care professionals the confidence to address the physical health of people with a serious mental illness.

Developed in collaboration with experts in the field of mental and physical health, the eLearning package will highlight some key physical health risks, demonstrate how health professionals have a role to play in addressing these issues and give practical advice on the use of the Physical Health Review template now available to primary care practitioners through the national SystmOne and EMIS platforms.

Kate Dale, from the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, commented: “We know that use of the Physical Health Review template provides a real opportunity to improve the life expectancy and quality of life for people with a serious mental illness.

“This new eLearning package will help support healthcare professionals to not only increase their own knowledge and expertise but will benefit the health of patients under their care.”

The eLearning package is available through the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN website and access is via a simple registration process. The module should take between 30-40 minutes to do and a CPD certificate is available upon completion.

Click here to read the full article

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Our online Innovation Exchange portal has been created for innovators and healthcare providers as a platform to share ready now innovation, that can improve health service delivery, learn more here.

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