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All the latest news from the AHSN NENC.

Diabetes Hothouse – call launched for digital health innovators

NHS England, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the AHSN Network have joined forces to launch an ambitious new programme, connecting digital health innovators with pharmaceutical companies to explore new innovations that could help people living with…

Majority of patients in NENC willing to share their data with healthcare providers, say research

Great North Care Record reveals results of two studies into patient data sharing Connected Health Cities North East and North Cumbria has published two reports today exploring the attitudes of people in the region to sharing medical information recorded in…

New partnership with ABPI set to accelerate uptake of biomedical innovations into the NHS

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the AHSN Network today announce a new, five-year partnership to accelerate the introduction and uptake of transformative biomedical innovations into the NHS. Under the terms of the new partnership, a process…

3 strokes prevented using AliveCor

Nikki Holdsworth, AF Project Lead at the AHSN NENC was delighted to present Carol Cook, a Practice Nurse from Dowsett and Overs GP Practice with a bunch of flowers as a ‘thank you’ on behalf of the AHSN NENC, NHSE…

PRESS RELEASE – Frailty icare event

Following the success of our Frailty icare event on 4th September, read how NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens has praised our regional approach to supporting older people through the launch of the frailty icare framework. Read the Press Release Visit…

Innovation & Technology Payment (ITP) 2019-20

Launched at Expo 2018 on 5 September 2018, NHS England has developed the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) 2019-20. Delivered with the support of the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), the ITP aims to deliver on the commitment detailed within…

Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2018

Our Bright ideas in Health Awards are now closed for 2018 entries. The Bright Ideas in Health Awards is now celebrating its fifteenth year. The Awards are organised by The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North…

The AHSN NENC funds a regional Health Information Exchange for the next two years

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria, working with its partners at Connected Health Cities, have agreed to fund a regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) for the next two years. The investment, worth £800K over…

Expo Celebrates the Ground-Breaking Technology Creating a Healthier Population and Economic Growth Across the Region

The search is underway to find the next pioneering innovations in healthcare that will save patients’ lives and generate growth in the regional economy. The Bright Ideas in Health Awards competition, now in its fifteenth year, is open following a…

Forward-thinking new partnership to optimise use of medicines in patient care

Medicines

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) has joined forces with NHS North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS) to drive forward a pioneering initiative designed to improve medicine usage and health outcomes…

RCGP launch Acute Kidney Injury Toolkit for GPs

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has launched an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Toolkit for GPs and healthcare professionals.

AHSNs relicensed as key innovation arm of the NHS

NHS England has committed to the long term future of England’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), as part of a 10-year vision to drive health innovation and stimulate economic growth.

#NHS70Innovations: celebrating 70 years of the NHS with a 70 days calendar of NHS innovations

In the run-up to the NHS 70th birthday celebrations on Thursday 5 July, the AHSN Network is teaming up with NHS Digital to showcase some of the latest healthcare innovations via an online calendar.

Moving patient treatment forward through Diagnostics North East

A platform bringing together world-leading diagnostic resources and expertise to develop new and innovative technologies to improve patient health and wellbeing has been launched.

Four innovations set for ‘fast-track’ into the NHS through the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) programme

Innovative image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests will be fast-tracked into use by the NHS.