Improving Population Health

HI 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 are a priority for our ICB to improve the health of the populations that we serve.

We have built collaborative partnerships with NHS Trusts, Primary Care Networks, Universities and Industry colleagues to support us in implementing and evaluating innovation and research into clinical practice providing demonstrable improvements and increasing productivity.

This brochure highlights the work we have done to improve the health of the NENC population through delivery of our national programmes including Detecting Atrial Fibrillation and Prevention of Cerebral Palsy in the Preterm Infant.

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Our Programmes

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

HI NENC is delivering a Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention programme, part of which includes two national programmes mandated by NHS England. The programme supports CVD Prevention across the North East and North Cumbria with a particular focus on disordered lipids,…

Health Literacy

Health Innovation North East North Cumbria (HI NENC) are pleased to host the North East and Yorkshire Health Literacy Community of Practice. What is health literacy? Health literacy is about people being able to understand health information. It’s about us…

Digital Health

The power of information and technology is being used to transform the NHS and social care. HI NENC is working with partners across a range of disciplines and geographies to improve services and transform the way people manage their own…

Growing Occupational Health and Wellbeing

  The Growing Occupational Health and Wellbeing North East and North Cumbria (Growing OH and Wellbeing NENC) programme, supported by the AHSN NENC, focusses on creating a wellness culture for staff working within NHS foundation trusts in the central and…

Innovation for Healthcare Inequalities Programme (InHIP)

The Innovation for Healthcare Inequalities Programme (InHIP) was a national programme which came to an end in April 2024. HI NENC led on the programme within the North East and North Cumbria, working with partners in the region to address…

Measurement

The North East Quality Observatory Service (NEQOS)  has been working closely with HI NENC to produce strategically and operationally important insights into the health status of the region and the healthcare system. The three main outputs of this are: The outcome…

Medicines Optimisation

The HI NENC Medicines Optimisation programme, which was first launched in 2013, aims to ensure patients get the best from their medicines to improve outcomes. The team engage with networks of local, regional and national Medicines Optimisation professionals including local…

Mental Health

The HI NENC Mental Health Programme was established to address regional priorities in addition to contributing to the national agenda for mental health care reform. The NHS Long Term Plan states: We must keep all that’s good about our health…

Pain

The aim of this project is to understand the challenges to the equitable provision of an integrated spinal and chronic pain pathway across the North East and North Cumbria area to support the reduction of polypharmacy. Currently, the focus of…

Respiratory

The HI NENC Respiratory Programme aims to improve health outcomes for those living with Respiratory conditions. Background The NHS Long Term Plan identifies respiratory disease as a clinical priority; it affects one in five people and is the third biggest cause of death in…