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All the latest news from the AHSN NENC.

AHSN NENC supports regional COVID response

COVID19brochure

A new report has showcased the key supporting role of the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) in speeding up innovations reaching the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of COVID-19 has…

New report highlights the positive impact innovation has had on the NHS

Accelerated Access Collaborative Report

The impact that new innovations has had on the NHS is set out in the  Accelerated Access Collaborative’s (AAC) report, Our Year in Focus 2019/20. The report reveals how over 700,000 patients were provided with access to proven innovations supported…

Technology addresses the backlog of gastrointestinal endoscopy referrals

Casper Dashboard

Working with the Academic Health Science Network for North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) and UCLPartners, software developers Cievert are implementing their Casper digital platform to develop an innovative pathway management system for gastrointestinal endoscopy (GIE) in West Hertfordshire…

Dräger opens new multi-million pound UK PPE factory in the North East

Dragerwork

Gateshead – Draeger Safety UK Ltd, part of The Dräger Group, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has today officially opened a new production facility at Follingsby Park, Gateshead, expanding its ongoing commitment to the North East of…

The AI in Health and Care Survey 2021

Want to have your say on the adoption of AI in health and care? The 2021 AI in Health and Care Survey is now live and asking for input from digital health innovators, developers and those procuring and implementing AI-driven…

CDRC Precision launches new resources for COVID-19 vaccine

The Clinical Digital Resource Collaborative (CDRC) have released a new range of resources for use with clinical IT systems to support the national roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine. Developed by clinicians in the North East, the resources have been…

Bionow Awards 2020 open for applications

The Bionow Awards with take place with an online ceremony in February 2021. Showcasing the best of this world class sector, the prestigious Bionow Awards remains a highlight of the life sciences calendar. The online ceremony will unite businesses, celebrate…

Invitation to tender for FH Initiative

The AHSN NENC is inviting bids to tender for Point of Care Testing for Cholesterol as part of a child parent screening for a Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Initiative Bids are invited to provide point of care testing capability across up to…

AHSN Network instrumental in generating £500 million of investment

The health and social care sector is at the forefront of the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare and technology businesses across the UK have been pivotal in supporting national efforts to tackle the virus and support NHS staff…

AHSN NENC projects recognised as ‘pioneers’ in AF report

Two atrial fibrillation (AF) projects led by the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria have been acknowledged in an international report. The Healthcare Pioneers Report, published annually to coincide with Global AF Aware Week (16-22…

Pulse check programme helps prevent strokes and save lives

More than 850 strokes have been prevented thanks to a drive to detect and treat irregular heart rhythm in people across the North East and North Cumbria. New figures[i] reveal that an Academic Health Science Network for the North East…

Learn about whole genome sequencing in healthcare

DNA strand

Whole genome sequencing has been in use behind the scenes for some time, but now it’s becoming part of routine care with the introduction of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service. But when should it be used? How does it work?…

Safer care during COVID-19

Safer Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

A rapid-learning report on the role of Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) during the pandemic has been published by the AHSN Network. PSCs are just one part of the health and care system which responded quickly to the immediate crisis from…

AHSNs support initiative to create local NHS ‘innovation hubs’

Innovation Hubs

AHSNs are supporting a new national funding initiative led by the Health Foundation, to support healthcare provider organisations to adopt innovation faster. Launched with support from England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks, the Adopting Innovation programme opens for expressions of…

Applications for the NHS Innovation Accelerator are now open!

NHS Accelerator Launch

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative supported by England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and hosted at UCLPartners – has launched its call for applications representing high impact, evidence-based innovations. The call is open to…