Blogs

Using digital tools in medicines optimisation to support transitions in care – what are the barriers and opportunities?

8th August 2022

The digital agenda for pharmacy and medicines optimisation is increasingly complex with communication between the different pharmacy sectors challenging. This lack of consistent approach led Newcastle University, commissioned by the AHSN NENC and NHS England, to carry out a three…

Innovation in dentistry – improving patient health and access to services

28th July 2022

Our Digital Pioneers programme was launched earlier this year to drive forward the development and adoption of digital innovation within primary care in the North East and North Cumbria. Any member of the primary care workforce can have an innovative…

Empowering patients by providing a digital front door for primary care

7th July 2022

Digital technology is transforming how patients and health professionals interact. As a result, primary care is moving towards a digital first approach, where patients can easily access the advice, support and treatment they need using digital and online tools.  In…

How to get your Medtech or Digital Technology to market – free roadshow

4th July 2022

Russ Watkins

Are you a Medtech SME looking for support to get your innovative Medical Device, Diagnostic or Digital Health Technology to market? Find out more about the free roadshow we are hosting in our blog.

Three years on and more important than ever: NHS Confed Expo 2022

30th June 2022

After a three year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, representatives from the AHSN NENC team were delighted to attend the recent NHS Confed Expo 2022 in Liverpool.

Occupational Health and Wellbeing Week: Learnings on the Health and Wellbeing Framework

24th June 2022

This Occupational Health and Wellbeing Week, we are discussing the vital role of supporting the health and wellbeing of healthcare professionals.

May at the Innovation Forum

10th June 2022

Becky Hanna, our Innovation Manager and chair of the Innovation Forum, writes her first blog following the most recent Innovation Forum event. Find out more about the Innovation Forum and how we help to develop innovation in the NHS.  …

Amazing innovations over the past 70 years

1st June 2022

As we celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, our Chief Executive, Nicola Hutchinson, reflects on the medical breakthroughs and innovations throughout the Queen’s reign.

Creating and inspiring Digital Champions across the North East and North Cumbria

25th May 2022

As part of our Digital Pioneers programme to drive digital innovation in primary care, we’ve launched a new education programme inviting staff across general practice, pharmacy, optometry and dentistry to become Digital Champions within their organisation. Digital Champions is a…

Spotlight on Health and Wellbeing: Jodie Kendall

13th May 2022

As part of MHAW, we’re shining a spotlight on amazing occupational health and wellbeing staff. Here, we caught up with Jodie Kendall from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

Spotlight on Health and Wellbeing: Jill McGee

12th May 2022

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re shining a spotlight on amazing occupational health & wellbeing staff. Here, we caught up with Jill McGee from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Reflections on Loneliness for Mental Health Awareness Week

11th May 2022

For Mental Health Awareness Week, Growing OH Health and Wellbeing Lead, Hannah Greaves, blogs on the theme of loneliness, support available and how initiatives like the Growing OH pilot are worki

Environmental Sustainability in Primary Care – How to reach the NHS net zero ambition

26th April 2022

In October 2020, the Greener NHS campaign launched its ambition for the NHS to become the first Net Zero health service in the world. In this blog, North East GP and Director of SEE Sustainability, Matthew Sawyer, discusses sustainability issues…

Driving sustainability in pharmacy for the health of patients and the planet

13th April 2022

Great North Pharmacy Research Collaborative Conference Chair, Min Na Eii, is calling for everyone in the profession to play their part in driving sustainability and the green agenda.

The role of digital transformation to improve lives: Ann Slee

13th April 2022

Ann Slee

The role of digital transformation to improve lives: Ann Slee