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NIHR Applied Research Collaborations

A new national network focusing on applied health and social care research has been welcomed by the AHSN Network. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) are based on the same regions as England’s 15 AHSNs…

Digital health event catalyses new innovations

Digital health innovation across the North was put under the spotlight at the first Digital Catalyst conference in Newcastle. With a rapidly evolving digital landscape comes the need to realise the advantages of digital technology in healthcare and introduce technology…

SBRI Healthcare programme – funding offer launched for cardiovascular disease and integrated care & social care

SBRI Healthcare have announced the launch of their next funding competition.  Companies and organisations are invited to bid for funding to develop solutions to challenges in: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), including the following sub-categories: Detection and prevention Intervention and invasive investigations Efficiency…

Survey reveals NHS research and innovation priorities

The findings from a survey to identify local NHS innovation and research needs have been published. The views of local health stakeholders, including clinical leaders, managers and directors, within each AHSN (Academic Health Science Networks) region were collected through qualitative…

AHSN NENC announce CEO departure

Chair of the AHSN NENC, Dr Arnab Basu, announces CEO Departure   The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is today announcing that its CEO, Dr Séamus O’Neill, will be leaving the organisation…

Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2019

**Entries for the 2019 awards is now closed**   Health innovators across the North East and North Cumbria urged to enter Bright Ideas in Health Awards Innovators across the region are being called on to enter the Bright Ideas in…

Extra £9 million for NHS to treat people at high risk of stroke

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Over 3,000 patients across the North East and North Cumbria are set to benefit from extra investment to treat people at high risk of stroke. NHS England has announced they are to invest £9 million to help find and treat…

Medical experts turn out in force for Diagnostics North East 2019

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Innovation, collaboration and early conversations are key to progressing new diagnostic tests and devices for patient benefit, an audience of healthcare experts heard. Diagnostics North East, which launched last year to create a joined-up diagnostics infrastructure for industry, academia and…

New North project to prevent fractures could save NHS £35m

The AHSN NENC are involved in a fracture prevention project along with the other three Northern AHSNs which could see the NHS save £35m. The innovative new approach to reduce the risk of older people breaking bones could save the…

The Medtech landscape for innovators in England

The NHS spends approximately £6 billion a year on medical technology, also known as MedTech, such as medical devices, equipment and digital tools. It is an industry that accounts for over 86,000 jobs in the UK, almost a third of…

Pushing the boundaries of innovation

Who we are AHSN NENC

As we launch our new animation explaining who we are and what we do, our CEO, Dr Séamus O’Neill, offers a further insight into the role we play in driving health innovation across the North East and North Cumbria. The…

North East LEP seek Life Sciences and Health Programme Lead

An exciting new regional healthcare role has been announced by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership. The North East LEP is seeking a Life Sciences and Health Programme Lead on a full time, fixed term basis for 2 years (secondment or consultancy…

AHSN NENC grows team to drive regional health improvement and economic growth

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A regional health network has expanded its team with nine new members of staff including the appointment of a commercial director. The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (ASHN NENC) has grown its core team…

Medicines Adherence Support Project

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This report is a summary of a 2-year investigation into the use of Multicompartment ComplianceAids (MCAs) in England. Within the report you will learn that hundreds of thousands of patients are inappropriately supplied these devices by pharmacies and pharmacists each…

Call launched to find solutions to NHS unmet needs

*This call has now closed* A search has been launched to find innovative technologies to address challenges faced by frontline clinicians within the NHS. As part of its Innovation Exchange initiative that focuses upon unmet needs, the Academic Health Science…