We are in the process of changing our name to Health Innovation North East North Cumbria (HI NENC), in the interim you will see references to both AHSN NENC and HI NENC


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Forward-thinking new partnership to optimise use of medicines in patient care


The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) has joined forces with NHS North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS) to drive forward a pioneering initiative designed to improve medicine usage and health outcomes…

RCGP launch Acute Kidney Injury Toolkit for GPs

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has launched an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Toolkit for GPs and healthcare professionals.

AHSNs relicensed as key innovation arm of the NHS

NHS England has committed to the long term future of England’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), as part of a 10-year vision to drive health innovation and stimulate economic growth.

#NHS70Innovations: celebrating 70 years of the NHS with a 70 days calendar of NHS innovations

In the run-up to the NHS 70th birthday celebrations on Thursday 5 July, the AHSN Network is teaming up with NHS Digital to showcase some of the latest healthcare innovations via an online calendar.

Moving patient treatment forward through Diagnostics North East

A platform bringing together world-leading diagnostic resources and expertise to develop new and innovative technologies to improve patient health and wellbeing has been launched.

Four innovations set for ‘fast-track’ into the NHS through the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) programme

Innovative image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests will be fast-tracked into use by the NHS.