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Innovators celebrated at Bright Ideas in Health Awards

Innovative health ideas that are helping to improve patient care across the region and beyond were recognised as the Bright Ideas in Health Awards returned

South Tees Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation (STRIVE)

South Tees Research Innovation + Education

The Renal Unit at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, has taken an innovative approach in training healthcare undergraduates to identify and manage acute kidney injury (AKI). The AKI simulation programme at South Tees Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation (STRIVE)…

Launch of Digital North accelerator programme for 2021!

A northern accelerator programme supporting digital health technology companies to bring their innovations into the healthcare system has been launched. The Digital North accelerator programme is a collaborative enterprise established by the four northern AHSNs: AHSN for the North East…

Bright Ideas in Health Awards’ shortlist revealed

Innovators that have helped to transform patient care over the last few years are to be recognised as the Bright Ideas in Health Awards finalists are announced. The awards, which have returned after a one-year hiatus during the pandemic, received…

AHSN NENC supports National Cholesterol Month

This October, the AHSN NENC is supporting the national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol.   The AHSN Network is working hard to supporting primary care in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease through its national…

North inequalities cost UK economy £7.3bn over first year of the pandemic

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A new report published by the Northern Health Science Alliance today highlights the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the health and economy in the North of England. The report found that northerners were more likely to die…

SBRI Healthcare announce Phase 3 Competition

SBRI Healthcare is delighted to announce a Phase 3 Competition to support the implementation of mature innovations to address the challenges below: Mental Health Inequalities in Children and Young People Mental health service and support improvements Mental health service access…

Accelerating patient access to innovative medicines and technologies

PrescQIPP webinars

The AHSN Network and Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) are working with PrescQIPP, an organisation that supports optimised prescribing for patients, to deliver a series of webinars for those working in pharmacy and medicines. The webinars focus on accelerating patient access…

£12m to secure future of tech and digital in the North of Tyne

North of Tyne Combined Authority

The North of Tyne Combined authority will invest £12m to boost the digital sector in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. The investment, which includes £7m for a 5G and Future Connectivity fund, will be used to create jobs in a…

New courses and resources to support the NHS Genomic Medicine Service

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Through the NHS Genomic Medicine Service (GMS) in England, more healthcare professionals than ever before will be able to access genomic testing for their patients for the first time. To prepare the workforce for these tests and the impact their…

New child screening service to identify youngsters at risk of early heart disease

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Thousands of toddlers will be screened for an inherited gene that can cause early heart disease as part of a new national pilot programme. Over the next two years, 30,000 children across England will be assessed using a heel prick…

Child-Parent Screening: Rebecca’s story

Rebecca McKenzie

Rebecca McKenzie, a 42-year-old biology teacher from Cornwall, took part in a child-parent research study which resulted in her, her three children, her mother, brother, and two nieces being identified as having familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).  FH happens when a person…

SBRI Healthcare launch new competitions – ‘Stroke and Technology’ and ‘Delivering a Net Zero NHS’

SBRI Competition

SBRI Healthcare have launched two new competitions to support the development of innovative products and services that address unmet health needs. The ‘Stroke and Technology’ competition in collaboration with the Stroke Association and the AHSN Network Stroke care is a…

AHSN Network Impact Report published

AHSN Network Impact Report

The AHSN Network has benefitted more than 489,000 patients and generated £462 million inward investment for UK economy between April 2020-end of March 2021 new report reveals. The AHSN Network, has released its Impact Report for 2020-2021. The report highlights outstanding…

AHSN Network Spread and Adoption Review

AHSN Network Spread and Adoption Report

Dr Nicola Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer at the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), has welcomed the ‘Review of spread and adoption approaches across the AHSN Network’ report published today. She said: “The…