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New 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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New 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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New AHSN NENC seeking support from an experienced HR consultant

14th August 2017

The AHSN NENC Executive are interested in hearing from experienced HR consultants who would be interested in supporting the AHSN transition to being an employing organisation. Currently we second staff from our member organisation but as part of our review of opportunities we have decided that we need to add the capacity to directly employ […]

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New 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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AHSNs to coordinate ‘innovation exchanges’

14th July 2017

The government has today announced a major initiative to drive the rapid uptake of health innovation – with a central role for AHSNs. The announcement by the Health Minister Lord O’Shaughnessy, Office for Life Sciences, confirms that England’s 15 AHSNs will coordinate ‘Innovation Exchanges’ so that innovative new diagnostic tools, treatments and medical technologies reach patients […]

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NHS Innovation and Technology Payment 2018/19

14th July 2017

The next round of the NHS England Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) was launched by NHS England in June, building on the existing Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT). It will support the NHS to adopt innovation by removing financial or procurement barriers to the uptake of products and technologies, and will be delivered in partnership […]

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James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership: Survey on Multiple Conditions in Later Life

12th July 2017

A survey has been launched as part of a collaboration led by Newcastle University, bringing together organisations, individuals, carers and clinicians to identify their research priorities for older people who have multiple conditions in later life. The AHSN NENC is contributing to this initiative along with other partners, such as Age UK and NIHR. We encourage professionals […]

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AKI Programme Receives Praise in National Awards

12th July 2017

An AHSN funded programme which aims to reduce the risk of patient harm from acute kidney injury (AKI) has been ‘highly commended’ at The National Patient Safety Awards in the ‘Patient Safety in Surgical Care’ category. Staff from across South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – led by Consultant Nephrologist Dr Jon Murray – have […]

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Routine Identification of Frailty – Requirements of the new GP contract 2017/2018

5th July 2017

The new 2017/2018 GP contract introduces routine frailty identification for patients who are 65 and over, from 1 July 2017. Around 10% of people aged 65 and over are living with frailty and 25-50% of those aged 85 and older. Frail older people have reduced resilience and increased vulnerability to stress – even minor events […]

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NHS accelerator launches international call for high-impact innovations to join its 2017 cohort

29th June 2017

A NEW search for the world’s best healthcare innovations to help improve patients’ lives launches on 14 June, focussing on key NHS priorities including mental health, primary care, and urgent and emergency care.  The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) – an NHS England initiative supported by the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and hosted […]

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