Please find below a range of blogs on healthcare innovation.

So long and thanks for all the fish…*

19th August 2019 - By Dr Seamus O’Neill

Celebration, catharsis, reflection or thank you? This blog could be a bit of all four as it marks the end of my tenure as CEO for the AHSN here in the North East and North Cumbria.

Digital Catalyst 2019

23rd April 2019 - By Dr Richard Brady

We recently announced the launch of Digital Catalyst 2019 – a new regional event bringing together healthcare, academia, industry and third sector to share healthcare digital innovation success stories and to stimulate collaborations that could help solve challenges experienced in…

The NHS is an economic asset

18th December 2018 - By Dr Seamus O’Neill

AHSNs are supporting economic growth by brokering interactions between the NHS and companies, explains Dr Séamus O’Neill, CEO of The AHSN NENC and chair of the AHSN Network. The launch of the second Life Sciences Sector Deal earlier this month highlighted again…

Bright Ideas – Setting the Scene for 2019

3rd December 2018 - By

Mark Taylor, Innovation Manager

Innovation Manager Mark Taylor sets out how to progress your Bright Ideas all year round and how the AHSN NENC are well positioned to support applications regardless of how far developed the idea is.

How the Bright Ideas in Health Awards can really drive your innovation forward

18th September 2018 - By

Mark Taylor, Innovation Manager

Our newly appointed Innovation Manager Mark Taylor shares his perspective and experience on the Bright Ideas in Health Awards… Within my previous roles in research and innovation the Bright Ideas in Health Awards have always been a key date in the…

Q&A on the Bright Ideas in Health Awards

18th September 2018 - By

AHSN NENC Innovation Manager, Charlotte Fox

Our Innovation Manager Charlotte Fox was previously an Innovation Manager at City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and shares with us her experience from an entrant’s perspective. What is the best way to identify innovations within a Trust? I’ve worked…

Pitching what the ITT and ITP have to offer

27th July 2018 - By Dr Rachel Turnbull

Our event on 7th June brought together companies and NHS staff to explore and discover more about a collection of free innovations on offer to Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across the country. These are part of a national…

The Next Five Years – Lessons from the First AHSN Licence

15th June 2018 - By Dr Seamus O’Neill

We are delighted about the recent confirmation from the NHS England Board that the 15 AHSNs are to be relicensed for a further five years. The new licence will cover commissions from NHS England, The Office of Life Sciences (OLS)…