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Call for AMR solutions

Call launched to find innovative solutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance Expert support and funding are available to innovators who can help tackle the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis through development of innovative solutions and technologies. **The deadline to apply for the…

Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2019 winners revealed

Healthcare innovators from the North East and North Cumbria were celebrated at one of the region’s largest health awards last night [Thursday 14th November]. Now in its 16th year, the Bright Ideas in Health Awards attracted more than 400 people…

North East Futures UTC Admissions Event

Our local UTC is holding an event for prospective parents to the school whose children will start in 2020. The admissions event is an afternoon tea and will be held on 21 November 3-4.30pm. The event will be held at: NE…

Helping those with Persistent Physical Symptoms (PPS)

Hartlepool and Stockton CCG and Darlington CCG  worked with the Northern England Clinical Network for Mental Health and Dementia, and the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria to explore the feasibility of an intervention to improve the…

Pulse check programme helps prevent strokes

More than 1,000 people across the North East and North Cumbria have been identified as having a potentially serious heart condition and 59 strokes have been prevented thanks to an opportunistic pulse check programme rolled out across the region. The…

Transnasal Endoscopy live in the NENC

The first dedicated Transnasal Endoscopy service has been launched at James Cook University Hospital (JCUH) in Middlesbrough with support from Olympus and the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC).This new procedure is improving…

Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2019 shortlist revealed

The brightest minds in healthcare have been revealed as the finalists for the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2019 are announced.

Transforming lives through healthcare innovation

The AHSN Network has published their latest Innovator Magazine which includes: the AHSN Innovation Exchange how AHSNs can support SMEs top 10 questions innovators have asked us case studies of healthcare innovations Innovators Magazine

AHSN NENC Publication in the BMJ

AHSN NENC article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The Quality Improvement Report titled “Reducing pressure ulcers across multiple care settings using a collaborative approach” was published in August 2019 and highlights the work undertaken by the Pressure Ulcer…

AHSNs welcome £250m AI boost for NHS

Artificial Intelligence Health and Care Award

The announcement by Health Secretary Matt Hancock of £250 million investment in artificial intelligence (AI) has been warmly welcomed by the AHSN Network.

New guide for implementation of mechanical thrombectomy

A ‘how-to’ guide to help accelerate the spread of ‘game-changing’ mechanical thrombectomy (MT) emergency treatment for acute stroke has been launched by national stroke experts. There is overwhelming evidence that MT for the treatment of ischaemic stroke due to large…

Funding – Point of care diagnostics at the front line

Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking proposals for innovative ‘Point of Care’ (PoC) diagnostics technologies that provide information to enable clinicians and medical professionals to provide earlier diagnosis and ultimately improve the treatment and long-term health outcomes of individuals exposed…

Funding for innovation (NIHR)

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Invention for Innovation Programme has a number of funding streams: Product Development Awards (PDA) Connect which (opens on 14 August 2019) Challenge Awards All i4i funding streams have a two stage application process, check…

AHSN NENC names Interim CEO

The Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria has today named Deputy CEO, Dr Nicola Wesley, to assume the role of Interim CEO following the departure of Dr Séamus O’Neill. Nicola, who played a leading role in establishing the…

The region’s biggest pharmacy conference attracts hundreds of delegates

Great North Pharmacy Research Collaborative Conference 2021

One of the country’s largest pharmacy conferences welcomed more than 200 pharmacy professionals in Newcastle. The Great North Pharmacy Research Collaborative (GNPRC) Regional Conference took place at St James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne in front of a packed-out audience…