1. Swansea Universities' Health and Wellbeing Academy wins The Guardians Social and Community Impact Award

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    Published 15th May, 2018

    The Health and Wellbeing Academy (HWA) in Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences offers affordable and flexible health services to the local community. Established in 2016, it aims to offer support, advice and information to help people improve their own health and wellbeing through early identification and diagnosis of conditions. The academy offers a wide range of services including osteopathy, audiology, bereavement care, cardiology and pregnancy related services including, breastfeeding support, hypnobirthing, postnatal support and positive parenting. There is also a private GP service and regular health events are held in collaboration with charities including the British Heart Foundation. Advertisement The project leaders liaise closely with partners in the NHS, allowing the academy to help reduce waiting times for treatment and plug gaps in provision. Many of the services offered are not available through the NHS, or in the region. The academy also runs a further education programme designed to strengthen the local health and life science sector by bringing health sciences to life for the students. So far, the academy has treated 2,659 new patients and delivered 15 different health and wellbeing services. All profit from services is reinvested back into research and education.

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  2. Four South Wales local authorities to benefit from City Deal Business rate agreement

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    Published 20th Apr, 2018

    FOUR local authorities in South West Wales will keep 50% of business rates generated by Swansea Bay City Deal projects in their areas. Mark Drakeford, the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance, has offered an in-principle agreement to the arrangement.

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  3. Six local clinicians and managers are learning to be IHI accredited Improvement Advisors

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    Published 11th Sep, 2017

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  4. Improvement Science and Research Symposium – debating the grand challenges of improvement science

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    Published 5th Apr, 2017

    Check out the Improvement Science and Research Symposium

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  5. News Image:SHINE

    SHINE

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    Published 7th Feb, 2017

    The improvement science network of South West Wales did indeed SHINE on the 7th February 2017

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  6. Improving the Delivery Model for Chemotherapy as part of a Stream-Level Service Redesign using 6M Design®

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    Published 4th Jan, 2017

    As part of his Improvement Science Practitioner training Chris Jones, Improvement Science Practitioner Cancer Services, has been working with ABMU’s Chemotherapy team in Improving the Delivery Model for Chemotherapy as part of a Stream-Level Service Redesign using 6M Design®.

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  7. News Image:Lymphoedema Network Wales scoops national Patient Safety award

    Lymphoedema Network Wales scoops national Patient Safety award

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    Published 6th Jul, 2016

    Lymophoedema Network Wales, based in Cimla Hospital, has beaten off competition from across the UK to scoop a national patient safety award.

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  8. News Image:ABMU has four shortlisted schemes in national safety awards

    ABMU has four shortlisted schemes in national safety awards

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    Published 8th Jun, 2016

    Four ABMU Health Board projects have been shortlisted in the 2016 UK Patient Safety Awards, taking place in Manchester next month.

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  9. News Image:Trio of ABMU projects shortlisted for NHS Wales Awards

    Trio of ABMU projects shortlisted for NHS Wales Awards

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    Published 6th May, 2016

    ABMU Health Board is celebrating after three of its projects made the finals of this year’s NHS Wales Awards.

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  10. Sharon Williams on how the health industry has brought in ideas from lean methodology

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    Published 27th Sep, 2013

    Sharon Williams, one of our Improvement Science fellows, talks about how lean methodologies are being used in healthcare.

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