Blogs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ann Slee

The role of digital transformation to improve lives: Ann Slee

What is innovation? Spotlight on innovation in primary care

We’re delighted to be launching our new Digital Pioneers programme, to support and drive forward digital health ideas and innovations in primary care. In this blog, Emma Richardson, Innovation Manager, reflects on some of the pioneering innovations in the NHS…

Healthy Happy Places – the threat of climate change on health and wellbeing

Tim Crawshaw

Our Healthy Happy Places programme aims to create healthy, sustainable places, as well as the wider Public Health agenda around inequalities and prevention. Timothy Crawshaw, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute, writes his first blog on behalf of the…

Digital Health blog

At this year’s Digital Health Rewired conference which takes place in London next week – two of our regional programmes are showing how they are working collaboratively to improve how data is analysed to benefit our population. Representatives from Axym…

Why knowing your market is so important

On Monday 14th March, we will be hosting a webinar to explore horizon scanning, which is used as an overall term for analysing the future. It considers how emerging trends and developments might potentially affect current policy and practice. Nick…

Sustainable solutions to replace anaesthetic gases in the NHS

Dr Sean Gill

Recognising climate change’s threat to health, the NHS has become the world’s first healthcare system to commit to reaching carbon net zero by 2040. As a result, the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN…

Welcome to Hannah Greaves – the newest member of the Growing Occupational Health and Wellbeing project team

We’re delighted to welcome our new Health and Wellbeing Lead, Hannah Greaves, who joined the AHSN NENC recently as part of the Growing Occupational Health and Wellbeing project team. In her new role, Hannah will work closely with the team…

Why real world evaluation is an essential part of quality improvement in healthcare

Dr Sean Gill

On Friday 18th February, we will be hosting a webinar to explore the crucial role that real world evaluation plays and how capturing and using the right evidence is key to spreading solutions in the NHS. Dr Sean Gill, Programme…

A greener NHS – Reducing the environmental impact of asthma inhalers

Dr Sean Gill

Recognising climate change’s threat to health, the NHS has become the world’s first healthcare system to commit to reaching carbon net zero by 2040. To support this mission, the AHSN NENC is working with partners across a range of disciplines…