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Frail Elderly Programme Update

14th January 2016

Written by Joanna Collerton

I was delighted to be asked to lead the Frail Elderly Programme for the North East and North Cumbria Academic Health Science Network (AHSN NENC). I’ve enjoyed my first few months in post and I’ve been tremendously impressed by the many initiatives taking place in our region to improve health and social care for older […]

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Informed Consent in a Digital Age

23rd December 2015

Written by Andy Hall

Building on a blog from Seamus that gave an overview of the ‘Diagnosis Matters’ event at the Core, Science Central on 20th November, we thought it was worth keeping the momentum going in publicising events that link to the Patients and Public Involvement (PPI) programme at the AHSN NENC. In this blog Professor Andy Hall […]

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Some reflections on 2015……and beginning to cast our minds ahead

9th December 2015

Written by Seamus O'Neill

Christmas is imminent and another calendar year slips into history so this blog is a reflective one. I hope it serves as a bit of an update as well as an indulgence on my part. The AHSN had a very strong year and delivered a huge amount. The highlight as ever was the opportunity to […]

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Diagnosis matters – Some reflections on an event at the Core, Science Central Friday 20th November 2015

9th December 2015

Written by Seamus O'Neill

A chimp, Mary Berry and the Jesuits – all in a day’s engagement on Diagnostics in NENC One of our activity areas in NENC AHSN is Patient and Public involvement (PPI). We have a work programme to support PPI initiatives across the region. Mostly, the AHSN PPI programme is visible in the engagement of patients and […]

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Genomics in the North East and North Cumbria

9th December 2015

Written by Paul Brennan

I was delighted to be asked to write a blog for our regional AHSN as it offers a great opportunity for me to provide a brief update on the work of The North East and North Cumbria Genomic Medicine Centre (NE&NC GMC). We are part of a national network tasked with delivering the 100,000 Genomes […]

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AHSN Stakeholder Survey: publication of findings

29th October 2015

Written by Seamus O'Neill

In July/August this year YouGov conducted an online survey on behalf of NHS England of AHSN stakeholders. The results are now available and you can look at how the NENC AHSN is perceived by the people we work for and also see the collated returns for all 15 AHSNs nationally. Stakeholders had the opportunity to comment […]

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AHSN NENC Project Impact Events

22nd September 2015

Written by Seamus O'Neill

It has been a while since I have written a blog and the reason for that is set out below – it has been a really busy couple of months. But well worth the effort for us, as the AHSNs are about adoption and disseminating best practice and we have, through our recent programme of […]

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Supporting Innovation at the Heart of Healthcare

16th July 2015

Written by Ailsa Anderson

It’s been just over a year now since I became Programme Manager for NHS Innovations North and a lot has happened in that time, with our relationship with the AHSN NENC evolving and the focus of our activities in relation to the recently launched Innovation Pathway becoming more defined. NHS Innovations North has been around […]

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Stakeholders gather for AHSN NENC engagement event at Centre for Life

2nd July 2015

Written by Seamus O'Neill

A slightly belated note of thanks to the more than 100 stakeholders attended our stakeholder engagement event at the Centre for Life in Newcastle on 23 June. Professionals from across the health and science spectrum gathered at the event, as well as representatives from a number of local SMEs, to hear updates on AHSN NENC […]

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The Bright Ideas in Health Awards

1st June 2015

Written by Seamus O'Neill

Last week’s Bank Holiday offered a much needed opportunity to draw breath between the Bright Ideas in Health Awards (BIHA) at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle  Gateshead, the submission of our Annual report to NHS England and the upcoming Testbed Scheme applications. In the midst of the fray it is a good idea to take time to […]

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