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Excellence awards will recognise ‘above and beyond’ support to NHS

ExcellenceinSupplyAwards

An awards event has been launched that will honour suppliers who have helped the NHS deliver great patient care. The NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards 2021 will celebrate the development of inspirational collaborations between the health service…

Care home training films pass major milestone

Care Home Videos pass milestone

A series of free online training videos aimed at care home staff have recently reached more than 250,000 views on YouTube. A collaboration by Wessex and the West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and West Hampshire CCG, and…

New accelerator programme launches to help reduce NHS carbon footprint

A new innovation accelerator programme that seeks to support the NHS’ commitment to reduce its carbon impact has been launched by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN). Propel@YH Net Zero is calling for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to apply that either have new innovations or existing products that can support…

Introducing new AHSN Network Chair and Vice Chair

Professor Gary Ford, Chief Executive Officer of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), has been elected as Chair of the AHSN Network, which brings together the 15 AHSNs that cover England. Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive Officer of Yorkshire and…

Heart attack was a genetic ‘time bomb’

A 34 year old Irish woman living in Carlisle spent three days in pain before she realised she had had a heart attack. Ciara Wannop was 26 weeks pregnant and assumed it was heartburn which was causing pain in her…

Innovation call to address LGBT+ health inequalities

The AHSN Network and LGBT Foundation have joined forces to launch a nationwide call for innovations to help address health inequalities facing lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, many of which have been exacerbated by COVID-19. From MedTech and digital apps…

North East care homes to introduce new digital solution to connect with NHS

Health Call

  Care homes in Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside and South Tees are implementing a new digital application which will connect them to local NHS services. Care homes are usually not connected to NHS IT systems so care home staff need…

CDRC shortlisted as a finalist for the HSJ Value Awards 2021

HSJ Finalist

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) along with North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS) is delighted to announce that Clinical Digital Resource Collaborative (CDRC) has been shortlisted for Value of the…

Innovation Manager – Energy and Sustainability Vacancy

The Innovation SuperNetwork is looking for an Innovation Manager The Innovation SuperNetwork is a unique regional programme, helping to cultivate a stronger innovation eco-system in the North East of England and support innovative businesses. We work with businesses of all…

Twelve innovators selected to scale across England’s NHS with support from the NHS Innovation Accelerator

Today, the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) announces the 12 innovators (‘Fellows’) and innovations selected to join its award-winning programme in 2021. These innovations offer solutions to some of the NHS’ most pressing needs and will be supported over the next…

AHSN NENC funded Postgraduate Certificate open to applications

In 2019/20 the University of Sunderland launched a new Postgraduate Certificate in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (developing leadership, capability and competence), this course was commissioned by the AHSN NENC and we are delighted with the very positive feedback from…

AHSN NENC supports regional COVID response

COVID19brochure

A new report has showcased the key supporting role of the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) in speeding up innovations reaching the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of COVID-19 has…

New report highlights the positive impact innovation has had on the NHS

Accelerated Access Collaborative Report

The impact that new innovations has had on the NHS is set out in the  Accelerated Access Collaborative’s (AAC) report, Our Year in Focus 2019/20. The report reveals how over 700,000 patients were provided with access to proven innovations supported…

Technology addresses the backlog of gastrointestinal endoscopy referrals

Casper Dashboard

Working with the Academic Health Science Network for North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) and UCLPartners, software developers Cievert are implementing their Casper digital platform to develop an innovative pathway management system for gastrointestinal endoscopy (GIE) in West Hertfordshire…

Dräger opens new multi-million pound UK PPE factory in the North East

Dragerwork

Gateshead – Draeger Safety UK Ltd, part of The Dräger Group, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has today officially opened a new production facility at Follingsby Park, Gateshead, expanding its ongoing commitment to the North East of…