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

What We Do

The work of HI NENC focuses on the following areas:

  1. Improving Population Health
  2. Transforming Patient Safety
  3. Developing NHS Innovation
  4. Supporting Economic Growth
  5. Driving Digital Transformation
  6. Delivering the Innovation Pathway

Across all of these activities, we act as the trusted broker of cross-organisational activity, bringing together partners to work collaboratively with the aim of improving people’s health and supporting the economy.

Our work focuses on six main areas

Transforming Patient Safety

The National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes (SIPs) collectively form the largest safety initiative in the history of the NHS. The SIPs, designed to support a culture of safety, continuous learning and sustainable improvement across the healthcare system, are delivered by…

Improving Population Health

The AHSN NENC works with our ICB bringing together expert practitioners to ensure that we effectively implement and evaluate innovative clinical pathways across our health and social care infrastructure.  We work hard to ensure that we work in areas that…

Developing NHS Innovation

The AHSN Network is mandated by NHS England, NHS Improvement and the Office for Life Sciences to support the development, evaluation, adoption and diffusion of innovations across the NHS to improve health outcomes and support the economy. Working collaboratively with…

Supporting Economic Growth

HI NENC has, since its inception, focussed on economic growth by mobilising the assets within the regions Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Universities to attract and grow business. Economic growth can be driven by ideas and products that arise…

Driving Digital Transformation

HI NENC drives inclusive digital transformation across the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS), with the goal of improving outcomes for patients. Working with a network of professionals who lead the digital transformation of the health and…

Innovation Pathway

HI NENC has developed The Innovation Pathway, which is our vehicle for articulating the bespoke services that can be provided to NHS organisations and industry. Visit the Innovation Pathway The Innovation Pathway is central to HI NENC providing a robust…

Bright Ideas in Health Awards

Health Innovation NENC is proud to host the Bright Ideas in Health Awards, an annual awards ceremony to celebrate innovation in healthcare across the North East and North Cumbria. The Bright Ideas in Health Awards, now in its eighteenth year,…

Delivering Systemwide Value

Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria enables its members and regional stakeholders to achieve ambitious programmes through the provision of support services across a range of specialties – from marketing and communications to rapid discovery design sprints. We play…