Blogs

Using data to drive COVID-19 recovery plans

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a major shock to health and social care services and some important trends are beginning to emerge, in both predictable and unexpected ways. In this blog, Dr Andrea Brown, AHSN NENC Measurement Programme Lead,…

The time is now

“The time is now to embark on what could be a ‘game changer’ for innovations and innovators in the North East and North Cumbria”. Programme Manager, Jody Nichols, pens her first blog.

Developing leadership, capability and competence

Emily Whales

Emily Whales talks about her experiences undertaking the AHSN NENC postgraduate certificate in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement at Sunderland University in 2020

Welcoming Dr Sean Gill to the team

Dr Sean Gill

The start of 2021 sees us welcome a new AHSN NENC team member as Dr Sean Gill joins the Economic Growth team as a Programme Manager.  We asked Sean a few questions to find out more about him. Hi Sean,…

Lessons in leadership, engagement and digital transformation

As part of the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme, trainees have the opportunity to spend eight weeks with an organisation to gain experience of leadership outside of the NHS. The AHSN NENC welcomed Shauna Roberts on a placement just two…

Creating a culture of innovation

This quarter, Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT) launched their innovation work at an internal event to highlight the support available or staff with bright ideas. Here, our Innovation Manager Mark Taylor sat down with Lorelle Dismore (Innovation & Innovation Officer…

Meet Katherine…

Katherine Forbes

Welcome Katherine, we are delighted that you have joined the team. Can you tell us a little about your background? I studied and graduated in Leicester and – like many new graduates – didn’t really have a career plan or know what…

Meet Adele…

In the second instalment of our ‘Meet the Team’ blogs, we caught up with Programme Manager, Adele Blythe… Adele Blythe Programme Manager Welcome to the team Adele, it’s great to have you on the team. You’ve joined as a Programme…

Introducing the newest members of the team

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been an unforgettable year. Here at the Academic Health Science Network for North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), we’ve seen changes to operational activity to support the region’s COVID-19 effort, we’ve launched…

Who else is bored of working from home??

Russ Watkins

So, nine months in, anyone else bored of working from home? My first ever blog gave a bit of an insight into my world of getting grips with WFH as I never call it (anyone who knows me I hate…

Celebrating infection prevention innovators

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COVID-19 has drawn huge attention to the importance of infection prevention and control. This year, International Infection Prevention Week (#IIPW) celebrates the importance of infection prevention and the role we all play in protecting public health whilst giving thanks and…

Developing tech for good across the region

AHSN NENC Innovation Manager, Charlotte Fox

An innovative collaborative project supported by the AHSN NENC which aims to identify high-risk children with asthma, has been shortlisted for the ‘Tech for Good’ Dynamo Award. The BeatAsthma+ pathway is clinically-led by Paediatric Respiratory Physicians from South Tyneside and…

Art of the Possible

Art of the Possible

In this blog, Commercial Director, Russ Watkins reflects on the last 20 months of being at the AHSN NENC, whether he has made a difference – and if so, how. One of the great things about being employed by an…

Rapid Insights: A reflection

In the final instalment of our three-part Rapid Insights blog series, Professor Julia Newton, AHSN NENC Medical Director, and Russ Watkins, AHSN NENC Commercial Director, reflect on what they have learnt from the use of Rapid Insights, how it has…

BLOG 2: Rapid Insights – What is the difference, and how did we do it?

This is the second instalment of our Rapid Insights series. Last week, AHSN NENC Commercial Director Russ Watkins introduced the process and explored why, in the current climate, a faster method of evaluation is required. If you missed Russ’ blog,…