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All the latest news from the AHSN NENC.

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…

Accelerating patient access to innovative medicines and technologies

PrescQIPP webinars

The AHSN Network and Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) are working with PrescQIPP, an organisation that supports optimised prescribing for patients, to deliver a series of webinars for those working in pharmacy and medicines. The webinars focus on accelerating patient access…

Genomics in your Practice: a health and social care survey

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To understand how genomics is being used by medical professionals, and help inform future training and education plans, the Genomics Education Programme (GEP) is seeking views from the medical community. The online survey, Genomics in your Practice, is now open…

£12m to secure future of tech and digital in the North of Tyne

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The North of Tyne Combined authority will invest £12m to boost the digital sector in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. The investment, which includes £7m for a 5G and Future Connectivity fund, will be used to create jobs in a…

New courses and resources to support the NHS Genomic Medicine Service

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Through the NHS Genomic Medicine Service (GMS) in England, more healthcare professionals than ever before will be able to access genomic testing for their patients for the first time. To prepare the workforce for these tests and the impact their…

New child screening service to identify youngsters at risk of early heart disease

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Thousands of toddlers will be screened for an inherited gene that can cause early heart disease as part of a new national pilot programme. Over the next two years, 30,000 children across England will be assessed using a heel prick…

Child-Parent Screening: Rebecca’s story

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Rebecca McKenzie, a 42-year-old biology teacher from Cornwall, took part in a child-parent research study which resulted in her, her three children, her mother, brother, and two nieces being identified as having familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).  FH happens when a person…

SBRI Healthcare launch new competitions – ‘Stroke and Technology’ and ‘Delivering a Net Zero NHS’

SBRI Competition

SBRI Healthcare have launched two new competitions to support the development of innovative products and services that address unmet health needs. The ‘Stroke and Technology’ competition in collaboration with the Stroke Association and the AHSN Network Stroke care is a…

AHSN Network Impact Report published

AHSN Network Impact Report

The AHSN Network has benefitted more than 489,000 patients and generated £462 million inward investment for UK economy between April 2020-end of March 2021 new report reveals. The AHSN Network, has released its Impact Report for 2020-2021. The report highlights outstanding…

AHSN Network Spread and Adoption Review

AHSN Network Spread and Adoption Report

Dr Nicola Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer at the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), has welcomed the ‘Review of spread and adoption approaches across the AHSN Network’ report published today. She said: “The…

Mental health trust pilots remote ECGs to protect vulnerable patients during the pandemic

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A portable monitoring device that detects heart irregularities in minutes has helped to protect mental health patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and is now due to be rolled out across the North East and North Cumbria. During the early stages…

Healthcare innovators to be celebrated at northern awards

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Health innovations that have transformed patient care over the last few years are to be recognised as the Bright Ideas in Health Awards return. The immense pressure on services during the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the need for transformative solutions…

Shaping future plans for Newcastle Health Innovation Partners

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) will showcase its early successes at its one-year anniversary event on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. NHIP aims to become the most integrated and innovative Academic Health Science Partnership in the world, working with innovators to…