AHSN NENC helping to improve health and economy in the region

Over the last year, the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria has supported hundreds of innovations, leveraged millions of pounds of funding, and helped to create and safeguard jobs across the North East and North Cumbria.

We have today published our 2022-2023 Impact Report which provides a snapshot of the AHSN NENC’s successes over the last year, and showcases the important role of AHSNs in supporting the development and spread of innovation across regional health services.

The AHSN NENC plays a central role in identifying and addressing unmet healthcare and patient safety needs as well as reducing healthcare inequalities.

In 2022-2023, we have supported scores of innovators to develop and deploy transformative solutions through our Innovation Pathway, working closely with partners across the regional health ecosystem. We are proud to have supported 174 companies on almost 200 innovations during this time.

The new Impact Report features highlights and case studies from across our programmes and key priority areas, including the work we’ve been doing to: reduce health inequalities; transform patient safety; support the development, adoption and scale up of innovations; and drive digital transformation.

Dr Nicola Hutchinson, AHSN NENC Chief Executive Officer, said: “As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, it fills me with great pride to reflect on the team’s achievements over the last year. This report is testament to the hard work and effort of every single member of the AHSN NENC team and to our partners who continue to support our vision of improving the health and wealth of our region through innovation.

“We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with the health and life sciences community throughout the region in the exciting year ahead.”

Read the Impact Report 2022-2023 here: https://impact.healthinnovationnenc.org.uk/