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The virtual meeting point linking healthcare improvement across South West Wales. This live resource provides news updates, sharing and collaboration, a gateway to an international improvement community, learning and best practice.
Welcome to ARCH-i
Launching at the
BEVAN COMMISSION CONFERENCE
14th September 2017
Come and meet us at the exhibition!
By working together we can improve health and wellbeing.
Keep up to date with the latest from our research team here. Visit our forum for the latest Hot Topics where you have the chance to have your say!
This month's hot topic - 1st September 2017
This month we have four interesting articles for you on reducing harm in health care:
How can we reduce dependency on hospitals by ending “Pyjama Paralysis”? Marilize du Preez and Nicky Leopold explain.
Hospital staff in SW Wales are making real progress in the complex fight against sepsis. Rangaswamy Mothukuri and Sian Hopkins report that the battle is being won.
Pharmacy services are extending into Emergency Departments writes Scott Pegler, Anticoagulant services says Duncan Davies and they are supporting GPs to reduce the use of antibiotics, read the article here. Read Debra Woolley‘s report.
Finally, see Dafydd James’ account of how a patient focused service design has met patients’’ needs, streamlined a process and reduced error
Please also find: Previous topics
Co-production- Experience based design - Patient-led services.
SHINE - an ARCH-I network event on 7 February 2017.
And look to see what resources are available regarding awards, funding and conferences.
Please click the Hot Topic title to read more.
Swansea Universities' Health and Wellbeing Academy wins The Guardians Social and Community Impact Award
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.Click here to read more
Four South Wales local authorities to benefit from City Deal Business rate agreement
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.Click here to read more