Evidence into Practice – share your projects

Health Innovation West of England (HIWE) is on the lookout for innovative projects that are demonstrating positive health and care benefits for local people, which can be spread across the wider region to bring those benefits to more people. Previous iterations of the Evidence into Practice call have selected projects that have gone onto great things,…

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South West is the best place to be an NHS nurse

The South West is the best part of England in which to be an NHS nurse, according to new research. It comes out top of the seven English regions, in an analysis based on factors from vacancy and sickness rates to property prices. The South West did particularly well for staff morale and the feeling…

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Royal United Hospitals Bath Host Sustainability Day

The Royal Rnited Hospitals (RUH) Bath NHS Foundation Trust held an inaugural Sustainability Day recently to provide colleagues with an opportunity to share their environmental sustainability projects and inspire other teams to take action. The event was the culmination of months of planning by a staff-led group with representatives from different departments including Sustainability, Theatres,…

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Hospital celebrates £21.6m grant for energy efficiency projects

A £21.6 million decarbonisation grant will bring the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH) NHS Foundation Trust one step closer to achieving its net zero goals. The multimillion-pound cash boost will fund improvements including more environmentally friendly lighting, insulation, and heating and cooling controls. Most of the vital funds will be used to de-steam much of…

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NHS and care worker staff freebies & discounts

It’s always worth remembering there are still plenty of ways to save money on shopping, eating out and family day tips with new and improved offers coming up all the time. Here’s a reminder and round-up of some of the best deals for NHS and care workers at the moment. Yo! Sushi 20% off for…

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The Digital Landline Switchover and Housing and Care Homes

The Digital Landline Switchover happening now across the UK will see the old analog phone network (the PSTN) switched off and all landline phone services offered digitally with most calls soon to be made over broadband. The impact of this move to digital landlines will extend to the many other devices that use the landline…

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New maternity and neonatal independent senior advocate role pilot launched in BSW

A new role being piloted in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire is now available to specifically support women, birthing people and families following the Immediate and Essential Actions identified in the Ockenden review into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust. Maternity and Neonatal Independent Senior Advocates help ensure the voices…

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Health and care partners working together to help patients leave hospital

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took part in a joint event with health and care partners from across BSW recently in a drive to support improved patient flow across the area, recognise and unblock delays and simplify complex discharge processes. The Multi-Agency Discharge Event (MADE)brought together the local health and social care system. It…

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Join parkrun this May to celebrate our brilliant nurses and midwives

This May colleagues, families and members of the public across BSW are being encouraged to support or take part in parkrun events to mark International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and International Nurses Day on 12 May. The 5K events take part all over BSW and are free to join for anyone who…

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New resources help RUH staff support autistic people

A new initiative taking place at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust is seeing autism awareness cards being used to help staff better understand and support autistic people and their loved ones. The cards, which have been introduced in response to patient feedback, provide autistic people with a different way to alert staff…

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