Blogs

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…

Digital Pioneers – Fostering collaboration, ideas exchange and innovation to deliver better healthcare for all

Over the last two years, Covid-19 has accelerated digital health in ways that many of us could never have imagined. At Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), we’re delighted to be introducing a…

Health Call at HETT 2021

Health Call

Following the Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) Show at the end of last month, we invited some of the regional innovators who we supported to exhibit at the event to share their experiences of attending one of the UK’s leading healthtech conferences. First up is Health Call……

World Heart Day – 29 September: CPR – every second counts

Joe Chidanyika

In this follow up blog, National FH and Lipids Programme Lead Dr Joe Chidanyika picks up from his last post about knowing your ABCs, inspired by the Euro 2020 cardiac arrest incident when Christian Eriksen from Denmark collapsed during a live televised…

Digital transformation – a new direction for the AHSN

Dave Belshaw, writes his first blog since taking up the role of Digital Transformation Director late last year in which he offers an insight into what the last nine months has looked like for him and what the future holds…

Evolution of innovation

Mark Taylor, Innovation Manager

As the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) prepares to bid farewell to Mark Taylor, our Innovation Manager, Mark has spent some time reflecting on the evolving innovation landscape across the region and the supporting role he has played…

Welcoming Dr Yu Fu to the team

Dr Yu Fu

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Yu (Maggie) Fu to the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) team. Yu has been appointed as a Senior Research Associate – a joint position with both the AHSN and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) NENC. We caught up with Yu to find…

Child Parent Screening – The best model for FH detection

Catherine Kelly

We’re delighted to welcome Catherine Kelly to the AHSN NENC team as Deputy National Programme Manager. Catherine will be working with Joe Chidanyika on the National AAC/AHSN Lipids Management and FH Programme, working more specifically on a new exciting Child…

Understanding high dose opioid prescribing in our region

TracyMarshall

The national Medicines Safety Improvement Programme (MedSIP) was established to create positive change and supports an initial set of projects linked to evidence base on medication errors and the NHS Long Term Plan. The MedSIP programme is delivered regionally through…

Know your ABCs

Joe C Photo

In this blog, National FH and Lipids Programme Lead Dr Joe Chidanyika (pictured with his son) takes us through Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and how important it is for us to have an awareness of our ABCs.   Well, there is…

Digital Health Care in Gateshead

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The AHSN NENC and Health Network North were delighted to jointly lead a collaborative session with Gateshead Council which focused on digital innovation within health and care in Gateshead. In this blog, Russell Watkins, Commercial Director at the AHSN NENC, discusses some of the key…

Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2021

Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2021logo

Innovation has been embraced within healthcare during the pandemic and there has been countless examples of new products and services developed and implemented at incredible speed and scale. As an AHSN working closely with our regional members to identify and…

EnCOP – Providing the best care for older people

As we are seeing more people than ever before living longer, the need to develop and implement systems which support health and social care professionals to provide the best possible care for older people has never been more important. Here,…