Blogs

Please find below a range of blogs on healthcare innovation.

What is innovation? Spotlight on innovation in primary care

1st April 2022

We’re delighted to be launching our new Digital Pioneers programme, to support and drive forward digital health ideas and innovations in primary care. In this blog, Emma Richardson, Innovation Manager, reflects on some of the pioneering innovations in the NHS…

Healthy Happy Places – the threat of climate change on health and wellbeing

15th March 2022

Tim Crawshaw

Our Healthy Happy Places programme aims to create healthy, sustainable places, as well as the wider Public Health agenda around inequalities and prevention. Timothy Crawshaw, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute, writes his first blog on behalf of the…

Digital Health blog

14th March 2022

At this year’s Digital Health Rewired conference which takes place in London next week – two of our regional programmes are showing how they are working collaboratively to improve how data is analysed to benefit our population. Representatives from Axym…

Why knowing your market is so important

9th March 2022 - By Nick Harrison

On Monday 14th March, we will be hosting a webinar to explore horizon scanning, which is used as an overall term for analysing the future. It considers how emerging trends and developments might potentially affect current policy and practice. Nick…

Sustainable solutions to replace anaesthetic gases in the NHS

2nd March 2022

Dr Sean Gill

Recognising climate change’s threat to health, the NHS has become the world’s first healthcare system to commit to reaching carbon net zero by 2040. As a result, the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN…

Welcome to Hannah Greaves – the newest member of the Growing Occupational Health and Wellbeing project team

16th February 2022

We’re delighted to welcome our new Health and Wellbeing Lead, Hannah Greaves, who joined the AHSN NENC recently as part of the Growing Occupational Health and Wellbeing project team. In her new role, Hannah will work closely with the team…

Why real world evaluation is an essential part of quality improvement in healthcare

14th February 2022

Dr Sean Gill

On Friday 18th February, we will be hosting a webinar to explore the crucial role that real world evaluation plays and how capturing and using the right evidence is key to spreading solutions in the NHS. Dr Sean Gill, Programme…

A greener NHS – Reducing the environmental impact of asthma inhalers

8th February 2022

Dr Sean Gill

Recognising climate change’s threat to health, the NHS has become the world’s first healthcare system to commit to reaching carbon net zero by 2040. To support this mission, the AHSN NENC is working with partners across a range of disciplines…

Digital Pioneers – Fostering collaboration, ideas exchange and innovation to deliver better healthcare for all

11th January 2022

Over the last two years, Covid-19 has accelerated digital health in ways that many of us could never have imagined. At Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), we’re delighted to be introducing a…

Health Call at HETT 2021

18th October 2021

Health Call

Following the Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) Show at the end of last month, we invited some of the regional innovators who we supported to exhibit at the event to share their experiences of attending one of the UK’s leading healthtech conferences. First up is Health Call……

World Heart Day – 29 September: CPR – every second counts

27th September 2021

Joe Chidanyika

In this follow up blog, National FH and Lipids Programme Lead Dr Joe Chidanyika picks up from his last post about knowing your ABCs, inspired by the Euro 2020 cardiac arrest incident when Christian Eriksen from Denmark collapsed during a live televised…

Digital transformation – a new direction for the AHSN

22nd September 2021

Dave Belshaw, writes his first blog since taking up the role of Digital Transformation Director late last year in which he offers an insight into what the last nine months has looked like for him and what the future holds…

Evolution of innovation

25th August 2021

Mark Taylor, Innovation Manager

As the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) prepares to bid farewell to Mark Taylor, our Innovation Manager, Mark has spent some time reflecting on the evolving innovation landscape across the region and the supporting role he has played…

Welcoming Dr Yu Fu to the team

16th August 2021

Dr Yu Fu

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Yu (Maggie) Fu to the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) team. Yu has been appointed as a Senior Research Associate – a joint position with both the AHSN and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) NENC. We caught up with Yu to find…

Child Parent Screening – The best model for FH detection

19th July 2021

Catherine Kelly

We’re delighted to welcome Catherine Kelly to the AHSN NENC team as Deputy National Programme Manager. Catherine will be working with Joe Chidanyika on the National AAC/AHSN Lipids Management and FH Programme, working more specifically on a new exciting Child…