Please find below a range of blogs on healthcare innovation.

Improving Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes: Insights from Barry Todd

13th May 2024

Over the last five years, Health Innovation North East and North Cumbia (HI NENC) has worked with partners to improve health outcomes for people living with cardiovascular disease (CVD). By working together we are driving real change and helping the…

Celebrating homegrown innovation in the North East North Cumbria

30th April 2024 - By Dr Nicola Hutchinson

In this blog, Dr Nicola Hutchinson, Chief Executive for HI NENC, discusses the innovative ideas developed in our region and the ways we can continue to celebrate and recognise them.

National DNA Day – Genetic testing in children for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

25th April 2024

The team testing for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia at the Genomics Lab

To mark DNA Day, we’re raising the profile of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), a genetic condition that often goes undiagnosed.

Remote Monitoring Pilot in General Practice

7th March 2024

With demand for services increasing, General Practices in England are facing a widening gap between patient demand and the capacity available to meet it. Finding new ways to deliver care effectively and free up clinicians from administrative processes, is vital….

Innovation Forum: Sustainability at Net Zero Industry Innovation Centre, Teesside University

22nd February 2024

Hannah Gibson, Sustainability Project Manager at HI NENC, chaired January’s Innovation Forum and gave us her thoughts on a successful day bringing NHS Innovation and Sustainability departments together Following the festive period, we were welcomed by North Tees NHS Foundation…

Lipid optimisation in North Cumbria

7th February 2024

At HI NENC we have developed tried and tested resources and ways of working to support primary care to achieve their QOF lipid targets. To share learning from across the region, we spoke to Nicola Sumbler, Lead PCN Clinical Pharmacist…

Can remote monitoring help cope with capacity and demand in General Practice?

30th January 2024

A recent poll suggested that 1 in 5 general practices want to use technology to help to manage demand. In the North East and North Cumbria, five GP practices in the region are piloting the use of remote monitoring in…

Continuing our vision to accelerate health innovation, through a year of change

21st December 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, our Chief Executive, Dr Nicola Hutchinson looks back at some of the highlights, the changes and our continued vision for the future. Reflecting on the year, there has been a number of highlights, and…

DTAC experts share insights with NENC innovators

19th December 2023

At Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria (HI NENC) we recently brought together local companies who all have transformative, new innovations that we are supporting to provide into the NHS. Launching a new innovation into the NHS is not…

Support to achieve QOF lipid targets: Primary care lipid optimisation

27th September 2023

In this blog, GPSI of Cardiology, Professor Ahmet Fuat, takes us through the 23/24 QOF lipid targets and provides practical advice about how GP practices can achieve them. This year World Heart Day falls on Friday, 29th September with a…

Evaluation resources developed for innovators

13th September 2023

Dr Sean Gill

The evaluation hexagons of HI NENC’s Innovation Pathway are the ones that get me most excited. I joined the Academic Health Science Network North East North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), now Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria (HI NENC), in…

Tackling cardiovascular disease inequalities in the North East and North Cumbria

21st June 2023 - By Professor Julia Newton

As reported by the Kings Fund in 2022, Cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes 1 in 4 deaths in England, and is a leading cause of morbidity, disability and health inequalities. However, CVD is largely preventable, which is why the NHS Long…

Using lived experience

22nd May 2023

Dr Angela Kennedy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist explains why someone with lived experience of trauma can help others. The term lived experience refers to that personal wisdom gained by first hand involvement. To be expert at using this, someone needs to…

The Life of a Market Researcher

16th May 2023

Market research is an integral part of the journey for innovations, and a key part of the Innovation Pathway. We sat down with our Market Researcher, Nick Harrison, to talk to him about his role, what he does for innovators,…

The positive impact of working together

11th May 2023

This month, our Chief Executive Nicola Hutchinson, reflects on the ways in which the AHSN NENC supports collaborative working between partners and the positive impact of this on our region.