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Drive for new innovation in General Practice boosted by £8.7 Million from SBRI Healthcare

20th February 2018

Ten novel technologies that could revolutionise future primary care and GP services receive further development support SBRI Healthcare, the NHS England initiative championed by 15 Academic Health Science Networks, today announced the companies that will benefit from £8.7 million investment to help develop novel technologies aimed at future-proofing primary care and GP services. GPs and […]

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NHS rolls out new tech to prevent 3,650 strokes, save 900 lives and £81 million annually

15th February 2018

Thousands of patients to benefit from increased diagnosis of irregular heart rhythm Innovative technology is being rolled out across the country to prevent strokes, in a national campaign launched today. More than 6,000 devices including mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) units are being distributed to GP practices, pharmacies and NHS community clinics across England during National Heart […]

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Adoption and spread of innovation in the NHS, an AHSN commissioned report

22nd January 2018

An independent report commissioned by AHSNs in East Midlands; Kent, Surrey and Sussex; the North West Coast (the Innovation Agency); South London (Health Innovation Network); the West of England; Yorkshire & Humber from the King’s Fund has been released. The report, titled ‘Adoption and spread of innovation in the NHS’, was published on Tuesday 16th […]

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Don’t get tripped up this winter!

8th December 2017

With temperatures set to drop further, the NHS in North Cumbria and the North East is encouraging all those at risk of falls to take extra care. Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent […]

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AHSN NENC welcomes David Connell’s independent review of SBRI Healthcare

7th December 2017

AHSN NENC welcomes the release of an independent review by David Connell of SBRI Healthcare, the NHS England funded programme, recognising the critical role to the success of the programme played by 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). The independent review titled “Leveraging public procurement to grow the innovation economy: an independent review of the […]

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AHSN NENC confirmed as future host of the Great North Care Record

7th December 2017

The Great North Care Record is currently supported by Connected Health Cities through a contract with Newcastle University until the end of December 2018. As that contract comes to an end, and the Great North Care Record takes shape, the executive team is seeking to secure its longer-term future. The current arrangement with Connected Health […]

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World-best innovations supporting Primary Care and Urgent and Emergency Care join NHS innovation Accelerator

22nd November 2017

A wireless sensor that better detects signs of sepsis in hospital patients, an app to help pregnant women monitor hypertension, and another that directs patients with minor injuries to treatment units with the shortest queues, are among the latest devices and technologies selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). The 11 innovations joining the […]

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Outstanding healthcare innovators celebrated at prestigious awards

17th November 2017

Hundreds of healthcare professionals gathered to celebrate the North of England’s most promising innovators at the 2017 Bright Ideas in Health Awards. Now in its 14th year, the event, held at the Hilton Hotel Gateshead, showcases the achievements of NHS staff and healthcare SMEs working towards improving patient care in the North East and North […]

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Finalists for region’s healthcare innovation awards revealed

31st October 2017

The North of England’s most promising healthcare innovators have been revealed as the shortlist for the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2017 is announced. Now in its 14th year, the coveted awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of NHS staff and healthcare SMEs that are working towards improving patient care in the North East and North […]

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Falls and fractures among older people costing region £85million

21st September 2017

New figures released show the significant cost of emergency admissions for falls and fractures among older people in our region. A 2017 report, commissioned by the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), has revealed that in 2014/15 there were 12,654 emergency admissions for falls in the North East […]

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