News

New 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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New 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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New 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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New 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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New 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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i4i Connect offers SMEs funding to accelerate medical technology development

15th August 2017

The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme is launching a new funding stream – i4i Connect – aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in need of a funding boost to reach their next stage in the development pathway. i4i Connect Offering up to £150,000 over a 6-12 month period, i4i Connect will help SMEs […]

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Pan-Northern Ageing Group Set Up Across 15 million Population.

15th August 2017

A North-wide task force has been set up to look at the most effective strategies for active and healthy ageing across the North of England. The Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) North Operations Executive will make sure the region maximises opportunities to implement and scale up the latest and best research and practices on ageing […]

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Bright Sparks Invited to Share their Ideas

27th July 2017

Healthcare innovators are being invited to submit their ideas for a prestigious annual competition recognising innovation and excellence in healthcare. Now in its 14th year, the Bright Ideas in Health Awards encourage, celebrate and reward the outstanding innovation and excellence emerging from front line NHS staff and SMEs in the North East and North Cumbria. […]

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