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New 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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New Annual foot-check could help identify heart irregularities in diabetic patients

23rd February 2018

This National Heart Month (February) leading podiatrists across the North East 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 the results of a three-month pilot foot pulse-test project aimed at increasing the diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) […]

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New 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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New 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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New 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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New 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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