What We Do

The work of the AHSN NENC focuses on six main areas:

  1. Improving Population Health
  2. Transforming Patient Safety
  3. Developing NHS Innovation
  4. Supporting Economic Growth
  5. Driving Digital Transformation
  6. Delivering Systemwide Value

Across all of these activities, we act as the trusted broker of cross-organisational activity, bringing together partners to work collaboratively with the aim of improving people’s health and supporting the economy.

Our work focuses on six main areas

Improving Population Health

The AHSN NENC is uniquely positioned working with our ICS, local NHS Trusts and Primary Care Networks bringing together expert practitioners to ensure that we implement and evaluate innovative clinical pathways. We work hard to ensure that we work in…

Transforming Patient Safety

The National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes (SIPs) collectively form the largest safety initiative in the history of the NHS. The SIPs, designed to support a culture of safety, continuous learning and sustainable improvement across the healthcare system, are delivered by…

Developing NHS Innovation

The AHSN Network is mandated by NHS England, NHS Improvement and the Office for Life Sciences to support the development, evaluation, adoption and diffusion of innovations across the NHS to improve health outcomes and support the economy. Working collaboratively with…

Supporting Economic Growth

The AHSN NENC has, since its inception, focussed on economic growth by mobilising the assets within the regions Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Universities to attract and grow business. Economic growth can be driven by ideas and products that…

Driving Digital Transformation

The AHSN NENC drives inclusive digital transformation across the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS), with the goal of improving outcomes for patients. Working with a network of professionals who lead the digital transformation of the health…

Delivering Systemwide Value

Bright Ideas in Health Awards

Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2021logo

The AHSN NENC is proud to host the Bright Ideas in Health Awards, an annual awards ceremony to celebrate innovation in healthcare across the North East and North Cumbria. The Bright Ideas in Health Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals…