Innovation Exchange, AliveCor, Meet Susy Cook, NIA and ITT, Upcoming Events
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Welcome to the first edition of our new look eNewsletter!

2017 is already proving to be a busy year for us and in this issue we bring you details of our forthcoming events, a new face in the team and developments as part of our programmes of work. We are also excited to launch our Innovation Exchange, providing a link between those interested in working on innovative healthcare projects throughout the region and nationally.


Launch of the AHSN NENC Innovation Exchange

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Innovation Exchange. The AHSN NENC Innovation Exchange features over 50 regional health innovation case studies from NHS and industry.
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AliveCor: 'It's not just heart rate but heart rhythm'

A number of practices in our region have implemented the AliveCor project as part of the AHSN Atrial Fibrillation programme.

AliveCor is a handheld device developed to assist with opportunistic pulse checks in primary care.
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Case Study: North East Dementia Innovation Hub

Newcastle University’s North East Dementia Innovation Hub supports and stimulates the delivery of world-class interventions and support for people with dementia and their families.
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Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Meet Susy Cook

We are pleased to announce that Susy Cook has joined AHSN NENC as Senior Programme Manager for Quality Improvement.

In her first blog Susy tells us more about her career to date and the plans for Quality Improvement.
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Innovation and Economic Growth

NHS England encourage national adoption of key innovations that benefit patients

NHS England has announced a new ‘Innovation and Technology Tariff’ (ITT) and National Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme to fast track the introduction and adoption of innovations.
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North East Frailty Summit 2016

The North East Frailty Summit took place on the 5th December and was organised in collaboration with the Newcastle Gateshead CCG Care Home Vanguard.

The event was very well received with over 300 delegates attending. A video from the day along with event resources are now available on our website.
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Management and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

16th & 28th February

We are holding two events in February where delegates will have the opportunity to hear about the topic of anti coagulation including local pioneer work. 

The events will take place in Newcastle on the 16th February and Middlesbrough on the 28th February.
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Suicide Prevention: New Frontiers Conference

27th February, Cumbria

The conference will give an update on the latest models and evidence in the field of suicide prevention aiming to support the development of best practice around suicide prevention across a range of settings and patient groups.
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Save the Date: Whole System MSK Event, 24th March 2017

Part of the NHS England/ Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) National MSK Programme; A practical event to bring together regional and national leaders, patients and other key stakeholders to understand local priorities, drive best practice and launch further action.
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Healthcare News

SBRI Healthcare Looks to Improve Young Lives

SBRI Healthcare has announced £900K funding to develop innovations that support self-care and independence in children with long term conditions to ensure they have the best start in life.
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Could you help shape the future of genomic education for staff in the NHS?

As part of the GEP, HEE are seeking to determine the current degree of understanding and knowledge in the field of genetic and genomic medicine amongst the current workforce.
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Age UK: Loneliness Report

Age UK has issued a new report on loneliness and is useful for healthcare professionals interested in the health, wellbeing and care of the frail elderly. The report provides advice on what you can do to tackle and prevent loneliness in older people.

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