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NHS product design innovation progresses to stage two

At the AHSN NENC we provide a range of business support services to drive innovation, improve health and support economic growth across the North East and North Cumbria. This includes supporting innovation challenges, inviting SMEs to develop solutions for unmet…

2022-2023 Patient Safety Improvement Programme Project Call

Patient Safety Project Call

The Academic Health Science Network for North East North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is launching a project call, inviting applications from our partner organisations to bid for funding to deliver projects that contribute to the overall aim of the National Patient…

Supporting the roll out of innovations across the NHS

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At the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) we support the development, evaluation, adoption and diffusion of innovations across the NHS to improve health outcomes and support the economy. As part of our…

AHSN NENC congratulates Chief Executive on prestigious Alumni Achiever Award

We are celebrating our Chief Executive Officer, Dr Nicola Hutchinson, who has been recognised by the University of Sunderland for its prestigious Alumni Achiever of the Year 2022.

CliniCabin – Respiratory Diagnostic Services

CliniCabin Respiratory Diagnostic Services

CliniCabin is a portable modular self-contained unit, constructed using a lightweight steel frame and allows patients and clinicians to meet safely in two sealed areas, where they can communicate through a glass screen. A high-speed air exchange filtration system (60…

Over 100 delegates attend AHSN NENC’s first regional Health and Wellbeing Symposium

The AHSN NENC’s first regional Health and Wellbeing Symposium attracted more than 100 delegates to The Durham Centre.

Interactive toolkit highlights successful bone health project

The outcomes of an innovative project to reduce the risk of older people breaking bones have been shared in an interactive dashboard and toolkit.

Help to decide the most important topics to research to make operations greener

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is supporting Greener Operations, a James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership, which aims to identify important research questions that need to be answered in order to…

AHSN NENC to host Health and Wellbeing Symposium

Health and wellbeing specialists from across the North East and North Cumbria, will come together at the AHSN NENC’s first Regional Health and Wellbeing Symposium in May. Hosted at The Durham Centre on Wednesday 11 May, the event is led…

AHSN backed ESCAPE-pain programme benefits Tyneside residents

An innovative rehabilitation programme delivered across Newcastle and Gateshead, is estimated to save the health and social care sector around £100k in the coming 2.5 years, along with significant mental and physical health benefits to patients. The ESCAPE-pain programme for…

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: AHSN NENC proud to support regional roll out of national FREED approach

During Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2022, the AHSN NENC is joining forces with NHS partners across the region, to highlight the importance of FREED (First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders) in tackling eating disorders. One in 50 people…

Animation showcases exciting health and wellbeing pilot

A new animation has been launched to explain the benefits of the Growing Occupational Health and Wellbeing North East and North Cumbria pilot. The animation takes the viewer on a journey, showing the creation of a new wellness culture for…

Call for Innovators to develop Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) self-testing device

A search has been launched for a partner to develop a device allowing patients to self-test for Prostate Specific Antigens (PSA), within a home or community setting. Submit your expressions of interest via the link below! The closing date for…

SBRI Healthcare Awards £800k to pioneering innovations in the Stroke and Technology field

SBRI Healthcare has announced the nine winners of Competition 18, Stroke and Technology. The pioneering MedTech innovators will share £800,000 in development funding for their solutions to help improve stroke pre-hospital diagnosis, rehabilitation and life after stroke. The competition, developed…

The North East health innovation ecosystem – one of a kind

National NHS leaders visited the region last week to hear about some of the AHSN NENC-supported world-leading healthcare innovations from across the region. Guests from NHS England and NHS Improvement and NHSX met with the Academic Health Science Network for…