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Forward-thinking new partnership to optimise use of medicines in patient care

20th June 2018

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) has joined forces with NHS North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS) to drive forward a pioneering initiative designed to improve medicine usage and health outcomes for patients across the region. The Medicines Optimisation (MO) Programme, which was first launched in […]

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AHSNs relicensed as key innovation arm of the NHS

24th May 2018

NHS England has committed to the long term future of England’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), as part of a 10-year vision to drive health innovation and stimulate economic growth. Today’s (24 May) NHS England Board meeting formally approved a new five year licence for the 15 AHSNs, with an option to roll this on […]

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#NHS70Innovations: celebrating 70 years of the NHS with a 70 days calendar of NHS innovations

26th April 2018

In the run-up to the NHS 70th birthday celebrations on Thursday 5 July, the AHSN Network is teaming up with NHS Digital to showcase some of the latest healthcare innovations via an online calendar. Behind every door is an innovation that showcases some of the latest healthcare innovations that are making a positive difference to […]

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Moving patient treatment forward through Diagnostics North East

16th April 2018

A platform bringing together world-leading diagnostic resources and expertise to develop new and innovative technologies to improve patient health and wellbeing has been launched. Diagnostics North East will support researchers, clinicians and industry to position the region at the forefront of technology and innovation in medical diagnostics. The platform aims to support both industry and […]

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Four innovations set for ‘fast-track’ into the NHS through the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) programme

12th April 2018

Innovative image analysis software that creates a 3D model of the heart and could prevent up to 35,000 patients a year undergoing invasive tests will be fast-tracked into use by the NHS. A surgical suture that reduces the risk of infections like MRSA will also join the NHS scheme to help patients benefit from world […]

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Launch of NHS Test Beds – Wave 2

26th February 2018

Following the announcement by NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens at Expo last September, the second wave of the NHS Test Beds programme launches today, Monday 26 February 2018. The Test Beds programme provides funding and support to NHS organisations and industry to test combinations of technology and pathway innovation to tackle some of the […]

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Welcome to the new school…

23rd February 2018

We all tell our children they are special – and they are. So why teach them all the same things, the same way by the same people? Why not tailor education towards their talents, interests and ambitions? Why not set them on the path to a future they’re excited about at the earliest possible opportunity […]

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Annual Foot-Check Could Help Identify Heart Irregularities in Diabetic Patients

23rd February 2018

February is National Heart Month and leading podiatrists across the North East region are calling for people with diabetes to go for their annual foot check, as findings show it could prevent the risk of stroke. The call comes from the result findings of a three-month foot pulse-test Pilot Study aimed at increasing the diagnosis […]

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Summit attracts national speakers to discuss Mental Health

22nd February 2018

A conference that took place in the North East last month, has attracted both local speakers and a host of national experts to address some of the key issues surrounding mental health. The 2018 AHSN NENC Mental Health Summit saw almost 150 healthcare professionals from across the North East and North Cumbria gather to discuss […]

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A Care Home Competition

22nd February 2018

Celebrate this year’s ‘Nutrition & Hydration Week’ in your care home. Eating well and drinking sufficiently is fundamental to health and wellbeing. Join in on our campaign and try out new approaches to support your residents. Ideas and resources can be found on https://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/ Share your initiative with us to be in with a chance of […]

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