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AHSNs bring together industry and NHS to stimulate economic growth

Innovative businesses across the UK have received wide-ranging support from the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) to access the complex NHS market. During a six-month period at the start of last year, 1,173 companies were supported with 1,524 innovations. This…

NHS Long Term Plan – AHSN Network response

Role of AHSNs to simplify pipeline for healthcare innovation highlighted in NHS Long Term Plan With its clear emphasis on research and innovation for patient benefit, the NHS Long Term Plan published today (Monday 7 January 2019) is warmly welcomed…

Polypharmacy Project Call

Medicines

The Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and associated Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) North East & North Cumbria (NENC) support a number of programmes around medicines, particularly approaches to addressing inappropriate polypharmacy and improving medicines safety. Our programmes provide safety improvements…

NHSE and NHSI announce new senior leadership posts

NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced a new joint senior leadership team – the NHS Executive Group. As part of closer working arrangements between the two organisations, NHS England and NHS Improvement will share the new combined management group…

Creative healthcare stars honoured at the Bright Ideas in Health Awards

The region’s brightest healthcare minds were celebrated at this year’s Bright Ideas in Health Awards. Now in its 15th year, the awards shine the spotlight on people working to improve healthcare services through innovative problem-solving across the North East and…

New NHS data shows targets are already being met for stroke prevention programme

cardiovascular disease prevention

New data from NHS Digital shows that a nationwide push to find undiagnosed patients with an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (AF) has identified over 130,000 people within the first year. In addition, a record number of people…

Eight AHSNs shortlisted for HSJ Awards 2018

Eight AHSNs are in the running for this year’s HSJ Awards, taking place on the evening of Wednesday 21 November 2018. These awards recognise, celebrate, and reward the outstanding contributions of staff and organisation to healthcare. Around 1,700 healthcare professionals…

North East hospital trusts adopt innovative technology to fight heart disease

A new solution which aims to simplify heart disease diagnosis and reduce the number of unnecessary invasive heart procedures is now in use at two leading North East hospital trusts. Supported by the Academic Health Science Network for the North…

Finalists for the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2018 announced

Innovative and forward-thinking healthcare teams and individuals from across the region have been revealed in the shortlist for this year’s Bright Ideas in Health Awards. The brightest sparks within the NHS and academia have been recognised in the list of…

Over 20,000 people in the North East and North Cumbria at risk of life-threatening hidden heart condition experts warn

A CREDIT-CARD sized heart monitoring device is set to prevent 280 strokes, save 70 lives and £6.3m for the NHS and social care in the North East and North Cumbria over the next two years. The “breakthrough” AliveCor technology being…

The AHSN Network announces new Chair and Vice Chair

AHSN NENC CEO, Dr Séamus O’Neill, is to take up the position of Chair of the national AHSN Network, a collaborative of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), while Piers Ricketts has been announced Vice Chair. As Chair and…

Diabetes Hothouse – call launched for digital health innovators

NHS England, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the AHSN Network have joined forces to launch an ambitious new programme, connecting digital health innovators with pharmaceutical companies to explore new innovations that could help people living with…

Majority of patients in NENC willing to share their data with healthcare providers, say research

Great North Care Record reveals results of two studies into patient data sharing Connected Health Cities North East and North Cumbria has published two reports today exploring the attitudes of people in the region to sharing medical information recorded in…

New partnership with ABPI set to accelerate uptake of biomedical innovations into the NHS

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the AHSN Network today announce a new, five-year partnership to accelerate the introduction and uptake of transformative biomedical innovations into the NHS. Under the terms of the new partnership, a process…

3 strokes prevented using AliveCor

Nikki Holdsworth, AF Project Lead at the AHSN NENC was delighted to present Carol Cook, a Practice Nurse from Dowsett and Overs GP Practice with a bunch of flowers as a ‘thank you’ on behalf of the AHSN NENC, NHSE…