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Issue 103  |  29 September 2022
Due to an error in the 'Inclisiran implementation' article, we are resending this issue of Collaborate. 

Tackling health inequalities in ethnic minorities communities 

An article about a KSS AHSN project has been published in BMJ Open recently, raising the profile of some important work that was carried out early in 2021.
The research, funded by ARC KSS, and led by Dr Priya Paudyal from Brighton and Sussex Medical School, looked into the provision of health information in the native languages of groups of elders from Nepal and India, living in the UK. The end result was the provision of leaflets in Nepalese and Hindi, in January 2021, but there are important implications for public health information providers in dealing with future health emergencies. You can read the press release here,  and the full BMJ paper here. 

Inclisiran implementation 

Inclisiran was added to the NICE endorsed lipid management pathway in October 2021 as a secondary prevention option for patients treated with a maximum tolerated dose of statins and LDL >2.6mmol/L. The lipid management pathway can be found here. This fits in with supporting the NHS Long Term Plan ambition of reducing cardiovascular deaths and disease. 

As part of the AHSN Network national programme on lipid optimisation and familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), the CVD Central team at KSS AHSN have created a resource pack to support Primary Care with the implementation of Inclisiran: CVD Central: Resource Inclisiran Implementation.

We are also running an education session to support the implementation of Inclisiran on Thursday 6th October from 1-2pm. The session will be held via MS Teams and is open to all MDT Health Care Professionals / Clinicians and Programme Managers – please do share this invite with colleagues across your networks.
Register on Eventbrite to attend through this link: CVD Education Session 2022 – Supporting the Implementation of Inclisiran | Eventbrite.

CVD Central website launched  

The KSS AHSN Cardiovascular Disease team has launched the free CVD Central resource via their website, to make it easy for any organisation in the country to download and use. CVD Central offers free resources to support detection of high-risk conditions: atrial fibrillation (AF), blood pressure (BP), Cholesterol and familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). The resources are free to any organisation in the country offering blood pressure and pulse checks, in any clinic or community setting.
Visit the CVD Central website for full details.

Organisations are free to pick and choose whatever supports and complements their project or service best, from any or all of the four options shown on the website page.

For any enquiries about the CVD Central project, contact the CVD Central Team


Sustainability Partnerships NHS Awards 

Entries are now open for The Sustainability Partnerships Sustainability Awards, which are dedicated to showcasing the organisations and NHS Trusts that have proven to be striving to implement sustainable change within the healthcare sector and be truly driving a greener future for the NHS. The awards benchmark the amazing achievements being made and recognise leaders in their field. Categories include:

  • Procurement
  • Clinical
  • Reuse
  • Food
  • Public Engagement
  • Staff Engagement

If you would like to submit an entry for the awards please visit for details on how to enter. 
The deadline is 13th of October and award winners will be announced at the Sustainability Awards Webinar on the 10th of November.

Health Inequalities Podcast 

Hear from Dr Llinos Jones, a respiratory consultant with Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust, about why she is opting not to prescribe medicines which are not available with multi-lingual guidance notes. The podcast, recorded at ConfedExpo, focuses on helping people from all walks of life gain equal access to medical help and advice.
Listen again to  ‘Health inequalities – how can we support equal access to healthcare?’

KSS Digital Innovation in Homecare of Community Experience     

12 October  13.00 - 15:00  Online

 The Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN) and Applied Research Collaboration (ARC KSS) are co-hosting the next Kent Surrey Sussex Homecare Community of Experience.

 The theme for this next event is the popular theme of digital innovation in care at home provision, focussing on the two important areas of: 
• Workforce optimisation, and
• Social well-being of people receiving care at home
For more information or any queries, please contact Della Gilder or Rebecca Sharp

Preparing a Winning Funding Bid     

20 Oct, 16 Nov, 12 Jan  10.30 - 12:00  Online

The KSS AHSN team is launching a series of interactive bite-sized workshops, hosted by industry experts, to support start-ups, clinical entrepreneurs, and SMEs to manage and grow their business. Newly opened for bookings is the second event in the series, designed to support clinical entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses who are ready to, or planning to, apply for funding, for health care innovations.

Upcoming events:
Environmental Sustainability in health and social care – 20th October, Surrey Heartlands TAC
Book here. 

Preparing a winning funding bid. 16th November, 10.30am-12noon, online. 
Book here. 

IP Workshop: 12 January 2023, 10.30am-12noon
Booking details to come soon. 

SEHTA 2022 International MedTech Expo and Conference

13 October - London  

Register today for South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) 2022 International MedTech Expo and Conference, on Thursday 13 October 2022 in London. Find out more and book.

We hope you enjoyed Collaborate. If you have a story you’d like to share, please get in touch.

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