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All the latest news from the AHSN NENC.

Help to decide the most important topics to research to make operations greener

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is supporting Greener Operations, a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership, which aims to identify important research questions that need to be answered in order to…

AHSN NENC to host Health and Wellbeing Symposium

Health and wellbeing specialists from across the North East and North Cumbria, will come together at the AHSN NENC’s first Regional Health and Wellbeing Symposium in May. Hosted at The Durham Centre on Wednesday 11 May, the event is led…

AHSN backed ESCAPE-pain programme benefits Tyneside residents

An innovative rehabilitation programme delivered across Newcastle and Gateshead, is estimated to save the health and social care sector around £100k in the coming 2.5 years, along with significant mental and physical health benefits to patients. The ESCAPE-pain programme for…

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: AHSN NENC proud to support regional roll out of national FREED approach

During Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022, the AHSN NENC is joining forces with NHS partners across the region, to highlight the importance of FREED (First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders) in tackling eating disorders. One in 50 people…

Animation showcases exciting health and wellbeing pilot

A new animation has been launched to explain the benefits of the Growing Occupational Health and Wellbeing North East and North Cumbria pilot. The animation takes the viewer on a journey, showing the creation of a new wellness culture for…

Call for Innovators to develop Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) self-testing device

A search has been launched for a partner to develop a device allowing patients to self-test for Prostate Specific Antigens (PSA), within a home or community setting. Submit your expressions of interest via the link below! The closing date for…

SBRI Healthcare Awards £800k to pioneering innovations in the Stroke and Technology field

SBRI Healthcare has announced the nine winners of Competition 18, Stroke and Technology. The pioneering MedTech innovators will share £800,000 in development funding for their solutions to help improve stroke pre-hospital diagnosis, rehabilitation and life after stroke. The competition, developed…

The North East health innovation ecosystem – one of a kind

National NHS leaders visited the region last week to hear about some of the AHSN NENC-supported world-leading healthcare innovations from across the region. Guests from NHS England and NHS Improvement and NHSX met with the Academic Health Science Network for…

Innovators celebrated at Bright Ideas in Health Awards

Innovative health ideas that are helping to improve patient care across the region and beyond were recognised as the Bright Ideas in Health Awards returned

South Tees Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation (STRIVE)

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The Renal Unit at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, has taken an innovative approach in training healthcare undergraduates to identify and manage acute kidney injury (AKI). The AKI simulation programme at South Tees Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation (STRIVE)…

Launch of Digital North accelerator programme for 2021!

A northern accelerator programme supporting digital health technology companies to bring their innovations into the healthcare system has been launched. The Digital North accelerator programme is a collaborative enterprise established by the four northern AHSNs: AHSN for the North East…

Bright Ideas in Health Awards’ shortlist revealed

Innovators that have helped to transform patient care over the last few years are to be recognised as the Bright Ideas in Health Awards finalists are announced. The awards, which have returned after a one-year hiatus during the pandemic, received…

AHSN NENC supports National Cholesterol Month

This October, the AHSN NENC is supporting the national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol.   The AHSN Network is working hard to supporting primary care in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease through its national…

North inequalities cost UK economy £7.3bn over first year of the pandemic

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A new report published by the Northern Health Science Alliance today highlights the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the health and economy in the North of England. The report found that northerners were more likely to die…

SBRI Healthcare announce Phase 3 Competition

SBRI Healthcare is delighted to announce a Phase 3 Competition to support the implementation of mature innovations to address the challenges below: Mental Health Inequalities in Children and Young People Mental health service and support improvements Mental health service access…