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Percolation and innovation: Cheshire business breakfast for healthcare ideas

Thu 7 Dec 2017

support opportunities, finance and funding, potential for collaboration and networking.

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Innovation Agency wins Bionow Business Support Award

Fri 1 Dec 2017

Prestigious award win for work with North West Coast businesses

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Two NW health innovations selected for national NHS support

Mon 27 Nov 2017

Two innovative health products developed in Merseyside and Cheshire are among 11 selected to join the prestigious NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA).

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Know your pulse for Global AF Aware Week

Mon 20 Nov 2017

Check your pulses during Global AF Aware Week

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#EngageWell Storify

Tue 14 Nov 2017

A catch up on our event Focus on how patient and public engagement on social media can improve services

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Innovation Leadership Summit

Wed 8 Nov 2017

A Storify from our event

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November newsletter

Mon 6 Nov 2017

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Breakthrough tech and treatments up to four years earlier through new accelerated Access Pathway

Fri 3 Nov 2017

A new, fast-track route into the NHS

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Health tech helps patients avoid a stroke

Thu 2 Nov 2017

Patients with long-time heart conditions can monitor and manage themselves at home

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Innovation in patient safety wins top NHS award

Fri 27 Oct 2017

Company with patient hygiene product used worldwide named North West NHS Supplier of the Year.

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Funding for innovations in healthcare

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Companies are invited to apply for funding to support the development of healthcare innovations.

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Citizens across the North invited to get moving and help heart research in UK digital health first

Mon 23 Oct 2017

Let's get the North West Coast moving!

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Project to prevent Cerebral Palsy in premature babies wins 'scaling up' funding

Tue 17 Oct 2017

Innovation Agency is supporting rollout of a leading improvement programme to maternity units in the North West

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North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2018 are now open!

Mon 16 Oct 2017

Search is on for the North West Coast’s most inspiring clinical research & innovation teams and individuals

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Dr. Liz Mear

Innovation Agency CEO joins trade mission in Japan

Fri 13 Oct 2017

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Awards for North West digital health pioneers

Tue 10 Oct 2017

Two Lancashire health teams presented with awards sponsored by the Innovation Agency

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Letter to The Times from the Northern Health Science Alliance

Mon 9 Oct 2017

Call for more investment in the North

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October Newsletter

Fri 6 Oct 2017

Get the latest news from the Innovation Agency

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Connected Health Cities survey to find out how people feel about sharing their health data

Thu 5 Oct 2017

How do you feel about sharing your personal health data?

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Life-saving partnership with firefighters scoops award

Wed 4 Oct 2017

Lifesaving work by Cheshire firefighters has scoops global award

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Pharmacist dispenses heart checks to hospital colleagues

Mon 2 Oct 2017

A pharmacist at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is dispensing more than just medication.

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Board strengthened by super seven

Tue 26 Sep 2017

Seven health, academic and business leaders from around the North West Coast have joined the Board of the Innovation Agency.

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Life-saving firefighters prevent strokes through health partnership

Mon 25 Sep 2017

Cheshire firefighters have helped save 24 people from suffering a stroke in just six months.

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Ecosystem 13 reception

ECO 13

Fri 15 Sep 2017

Digital Innovations in Technology Enabled Care

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NHS England Expo news

Wed 13 Sep 2017

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*WebEx* Mersey Care NHS FT Zero Suicide Alliance - 28 September

Wed 6 Sep 2017

Find out more about Mersey Care’s Zero Suicide Alliance

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EXPO 2017 – prepare to be inspired!

Mon 4 Sep 2017

We will be playing an active part in Health and Care Innovation Expo – the biggest health innovation event of the year!

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Percolation and innovation: Cheshire business breakfast for healthcare ideas

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Come to our free Healthcare Business Breakfast in Chester on Thursday 7 September

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Pan-Northern Ageing group set up across 15 million population

Fri 11 Aug 2017

A task force including the Innovation Agency has been set up to look at the most effective strategies for active and healthy ageing across the North of England.

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Professor joins Innovation Agency to improve quality in the health service

Wed 9 Aug 2017

A professor from the University of Chester has been appointed by the Innovation Agency to help deliver quality improvements across the North West Coast

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New brochure outlines our patient safety plan

Fri 28 Jul 2017

The Innovation Agency’s patient safety programme has been outlined in a new brochure, ‘Collaborating to improve safety and quality of care’.

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Innovation Agency Summer Newsletter

Fri 28 Jul 2017

What's new from the Innovation Agency

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AHSNs to be relicensed as NHS ‘centrepiece for innovation’

Fri 21 Jul 2017

NHS England has confirmed its intention to relicense England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks.

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Innovation Agency welcomes new role in speeding up access to new medicines and technology

Fri 14 Jul 2017

Innovative firms in the North West Coast and across the UK will benefit from new support worth up to £86 million.

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Volunteers with fingers on the pulse of health technology

Thu 13 Jul 2017

A team of volunteers has been recruited to help spot friends and relatives at risk of a stroke.

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A blue-green Liverpool City Region will improve health, says new Mayoral adviser

Mon 10 Jul 2017

The new environment adviser to Liverpool City Region’s elected Mayor has described how a ‘blue-green’ future will transform people’s health.

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New smartphones give older people in Merseyside more independence

Wed 5 Jul 2017

A group of older residents in Merseyside are testing a new system to keep them safe – on their smartphones.

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Search for star NHS suppliers in the North West

Thu 29 Jun 2017

The search is on for the best NHS suppliers and partnerships in the North West.

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Funding competition for innovations in cancer

Mon 26 Jun 2017

Innovators in the North West Coast are invited to apply for funding for technologies which can help the diagnosis, treatment and care of cancer

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A digital future for mental health innovation

Fri 23 Jun 2017

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Eco 12

Wed 21 Jun 2017

Our twelfth Connected Health Ecosystem event highlighted digital innovation in mental health care including the latest thinking and developments.

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Wanted – up to 12 health innovators

Thu 15 Jun 2017

The Innovation Agency is supporting a search for the world’s best healthcare innovations to help improve patients’ lives, focussing on key NHS priorities including mental health, primary care, and urgent and emergency care.

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NHS Clinical Commissioners

Report highlights benefits of collaboration between CCGs and AHSNs

Tue 30 May 2017

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How to choose a care home – from Healthwatch Lancashire

Fri 12 May 2017

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See our latest news

Tue 9 May 2017

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MIT Hacking Medicine and Innovation Agency staff at a recent hackathon

MIT Hacking Medicine collaboration to spread innovation

Mon 8 May 2017

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Search for a digital innovation star

Thu 6 Apr 2017

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Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View

Mon 3 Apr 2017

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See our latest news

Mon 27 Mar 2017

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North West Coast projects receive funding boost

Fri 10 Mar 2017

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Business Connect News - March

Mon 6 Mar 2017

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Juliette Kumar, Associate Director

Innovation Agency launches Q recruitment drive

Wed 22 Feb 2017

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North West Coast award winners

Wed 15 Feb 2017

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Innovation Agency's Commercial Team

£6.5m Investment boost for North West Coast healthcare businesses

Fri 3 Feb 2017

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NWC Research and Innovation Awards

Shortlist announced for NWC Research and Innovation Awards 2017

Fri 27 Jan 2017

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See our latest news

Fri 20 Jan 2017

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Awards for North West Coast Innovation Scouts

Tue 10 Jan 2017

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The 'Q' Initiative

Thu 22 Dec 2016

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See our latest news

Fri 9 Dec 2016

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North expertise in ageing awarded at Brussels ceremony

Wed 7 Dec 2016

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NEW Digital Health course from University of Cumbria

Tue 6 Dec 2016

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Live video streaming at EngageWell

Tue 29 Nov 2016

If you’ve missed out on a place at our #EngageWell event on 13th December, you can still join us via live video.

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National AHSN Survey Results Published - North West Coast thumbs up for Innovation Agency

Mon 21 Nov 2016

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Business Connect News - November

Wed 16 Nov 2016

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Nominate now – North West healthcare research and innovation awards

Tue 15 Nov 2016

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Innovation Agency welcomes new NHS Innovation Fellows

Mon 14 Nov 2016

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See our latest newsletter

Mon 7 Nov 2016

November 2016

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Gene testing first for warfarin patients in North West

Mon 7 Nov 2016

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Dr Liz Mear welcomes new innovation tariff

Thu 3 Nov 2016

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New stage for Collaboratives at Patient First

Mon 31 Oct 2016

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It’s GOLD for the Innovation Agency

Fri 21 Oct 2016

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Clinical Commissioning Evidence Champions

Wed 5 Oct 2016

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Awards for health staff using technology to improve care

Mon 3 Oct 2016

Awards have been presented to North West health staff

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Business Connect News - September

Tue 27 Sep 2016

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£1.1 million available to innovators in latest SBRI Healthcare competition

Tue 27 Sep 2016

Game changing technologies needed to build General Practice of the future

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Bid to improve health care through 'better conversation'

Mon 19 Sep 2016

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New Atlas of Solutions in Healthcare aims to help speed up adoption of innovation

Thu 8 Sep 2016

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Connected Health Cities launched in the North West Coast

Thu 8 Sep 2016

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August 2016 Newsletter

Mon 22 Aug 2016

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Healthy ageing work in the North is internationally acclaimed

Fri 15 Jul 2016

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Newsletter July 2016

Tue 5 Jul 2016

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Deadline extended for NHS suppliers in the North West

Wed 29 Jun 2016

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Award for Greater Manchester Kidney Information Network

Thu 16 Jun 2016

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Regional award for innovation champion Owen

Thu 16 Jun 2016

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North West Dyslexia Network wins regional award

Thu 16 Jun 2016

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Regional awards for innovative health staff

Wed 15 Jun 2016

A Lancashire health worker who started a North West network for NHS staff with dyslexia, is one of three winners of Innovation Champion Awards.

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New funding offer launched for innovations to improve health care

Wed 8 Jun 2016

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Funding opportunity for digital health projects

Wed 1 Jun 2016

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Technology improves palliative care

Thu 26 May 2016

Congratulations to our partners at eHealth Cumbria with their new e-referrals system

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A new Health & Life Sciences Board for Liverpool

Thu 26 May 2016

New Board members needed to support economic growth

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See our latest newsletter

Fri 6 May 2016

What's innovating this Spring? Read our latest newsletter to find out.

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Applications open for 50K headstart and proof of concept funding from UKI CLC

Fri 15 Apr 2016

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Nomination deadline approaches for regional innovation award

Fri 8 Apr 2016

PRESS RELEASE

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The Times SuperNorth

Wed 16 Mar 2016

A special edition in The Times SuperNorth series focusses on the work of the four academic health science networks in the North, including the Innovation Agency.

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New name and new focus

Mon 14 Mar 2016

New name and new focus for the academic health science network for the North West coast

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Cash award for Chester firm's technology to prevent diabetic foot ulcers.

Wed 9 Mar 2016

A Chester company has been awarded almost £1m to develop an innovative way of helping people with diabetes.

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Smartphone users asked to support vital health research

Wed 2 Mar 2016

A new global health project launched in Lancashire on 25 February is calling on 100,000 people to use their phones to contribute to Parkinson's disease research.

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We are changing our name

Fri 26 Feb 2016

Introducing: the Innovation Agency, an Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast

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Test bed funding approved for Lancashire and Cumbria Innovation Alliance to trial health innovations

Tue 26 Jan 2016

Patients in Lancashire and Cumbria will be among the first to benefit from a major new drive to modernise how the NHS delivers care, supported by the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (AHSN).

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North West firm breaks into NHS with revolutionary surgical gloves

Mon 18 Jan 2016

A North West firm has succeeded in breaking into the multi million pound NHS market for surgical gloves, with help from the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (AHSN).

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Cash award for Lancaster firm's technology to keep older people safe

Tue 12 Jan 2016

A Lancashire company has been awarded nearly £100,000 to develop a system to prevent older patients falling from their beds.

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Leading North West doctor welcomes new medical apps guidance

Thu 7 Jan 2016

A leading North West doctor has welcomed new guidance on healthcare mobile apps the first time a document has laid out the steps necessary to commission, develop and acquire a medical app in the UK.

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NW Adult Learners Week - new Innovation award

Wed 30 Dec 2015

Searching for Innovation Champions in health and care

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Lancashire and Cumbria win national award for effective information sharing

Tue 29 Dec 2015

One of the biggest barriers to integrating information systems has been overcome by a team from health, police and local authorities.

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Red Rose Awards 2016 - where the health care business community of Lancashire blossoms!

Thu 24 Dec 2015

The Red Rose Awards are a great platform to promote business success in Lancashire

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Psst - planning for a Dry January?

Mon 14 Dec 2015

Employers in the North West Coast region are being encouraged to support staff in opting for a Dry January.

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New system links hospital and community pharmacists

Fri 11 Dec 2015

An innovative electronic tool which refers patients to their local community pharmacist on discharge from hospital, has been launched at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Health Sector Business Opportunities Breakfast - final few spaces available!

Wed 9 Dec 2015

Are you a small business that needs to get your innovative products and services into the healthcare sector?

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CODEX and the trillion dollar opportunity

Mon 7 Dec 2015

In November I attended a conference in San Diego - the sole purpose of the conference was to discuss the world changing innovations that will fundamentally re-write the way we look at wellness, health and care.

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North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards winners announced

Thu 3 Dec 2015

The region's most inspiring clinical research and innovation teams and individuals were celebrated at the inaugural North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards.

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Dry January 2016

Tue 1 Dec 2015

Supporting NHS organisations and businesses to support their staff to ditch the drink for a month

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Health sector business lunch

Thu 26 Nov 2015

Lancashire businesses are invited to a health sector round table working lunch in Preston on Thursday 26 November.

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Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

Tue 17 Nov 2015

Application deadline: 5th December 2015: Are you passionate about continuing in clinical practice but dream of pursuing your entrepreneurial vision that will impact on patients and change healthcare? This programme has been designed for you.

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North West Coast Newsletter November 2015

Tue 17 Nov 2015

Innovation + Health Connected

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Help to shape the future of diabetes care in Eastern Cheshire

Mon 9 Nov 2015

Integrated Diabetes Care in Eastern Cheshire will deliver an outcome based model of care, which has been co-designed with people who have diabetes or with an interest in diabetes, colleagues and partners from the NHS, Local Authority/Public Health and Third Sector organisations.

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Accelerated Access Review: Interim report. Review of innovative medicines and medical technologies.

Tue 3 Nov 2015

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) will play a key role in aiding the NHS to access transformative health technology, according to the Accelerated Access Review (AAR).

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National survey finds 73% of respondents would recommend working with AHSNs

Fri 30 Oct 2015

NHS England and the AHSN Network have today published the results of the first stakeholder survey to measure the current perception of AHSNs across England; with the majority of respondents (73%) saying they would recommend working with AHSNs.

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Chance for businesses to explore healthcare sector opportunities

Tue 27 Oct 2015

A HALF-DAY event for businesses in the North West Coast area keen to get their innovative products and services into the healthcare sector is being held in Leyland.

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Funds awarded to innovative healthcare projects in North West Coast region

Mon 26 Oct 2015

Nearly half a million pounds has been awarded to fund innovative projects in healthcare across the North West Coast region.

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Shortlist announced for prestigious NWC Research and Innovation Awards

Fri 23 Oct 2015

Thirty five organisations and individuals from across the region have been shortlisted in the 2015 North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards to be held on 30 November at Chester Racecourse hosted by NHS writer, broadcaster, and speaker Roy Lilley.

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NW Supplier of the Year - Blood Bikes

Thu 22 Oct 2015

NHS Blood Bikes, Lancs and Lakes were crowned 'Supplier of the Year" at the NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards, sponsored by the NWC AHSN.

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Companies offered up to £100, 000 for innovations in emergency care

Mon 28 Sep 2015

North West businesses are being invited to apply for funding to develop innovations which ease the pressure on urgent and emergency care services.

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Innovative plan for Liverpool to become fastest place in the UK for precision medicine development

Mon 28 Sep 2015

An innovative plan has been developed by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) and Liverpool Health Partners (LHP) to enable the Liverpool City Region (LCR) to become the fastest place in the UK to develop and commercialise quality research in precision medicine.

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Love your pharmacist! It's World Pharmacist Day today

Fri 25 Sep 2015

Today is World Pharmacist Day and we at the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) would like to say a big thank you to pharmacists everywhere for the crucial role they play in looking after our health.

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Millions of patients to benefit from radical new hospital collaboration drive

Fri 25 Sep 2015

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens will today (Friday 25 September) announce radical new options for the future of local hospitals across the NHS.

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Diversity and Inclusion - the power of research in driving change

Thu 24 Sep 2015

A diversity and inclusion strategic report, 'The power of research in driving change" has been produced by NHS Employers, with our support.

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New National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs) launched

Tue 15 Sep 2015

The new National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs) has been launched. These new standards have been developed to support NHS organisations to provide safer care and to reduce the number of patient safety incidents related to invasive procedures.

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Participate in the National Nutritional Care Data Collection Weeks - first week 21st September 2015

Tue 15 Sep 2015

BAPEN launched the first Nutritional Care Tool in June which enables organisations to not only measure the nutritional care they provide but also robustly demonstrate both compliance to nutrition-related care regulations and recognise the areas where improvements are required

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Network Leadership Programme Launched

Mon 14 Sep 2015

An innovative Network Leadership Programme has been launched today on 14th September through a partnership between NHS Improving Quality (NHSIQ) and The Centre for Innovation in Health Management (CIHM) at The University of Leeds.

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Impact evaluation of Patient Care Packs

Mon 14 Sep 2015

The three year evaluation of Giving World's Patient Care Packs has been completed with data being collected from 180 patients, 19 commissioners and 20 front line care staff, on behalf of 36 NHS trusts across every English region.

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Realising our Potential - empowering people, engaging communities

Fri 11 Sep 2015

Following a collaborative process, which included an evidence review from Newcastle University, over 100 online responses and input from relevant academics, representatives from the wider research community and leading practitioners and decision-makers in the field of person-centred and community-based care, we've established five areas of practice for the programme.

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Why we need to evaluate complex service changes

Wed 2 Sep 2015

Without trying to measure the impact of changes, we will never know which ways of organising services will be most helpful in maximising benefits for patients and minimising costs.

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NWC AHSN Innovation Scouts Programme video launched

Fri 28 Aug 2015

Nominated NHS Innovation Scouts from across the North West Coast joined together at an event held at the Walton Centre, Liverpool on 25th June with speakers from across healthcare and academia presenting on the future of innovation and open innovation.

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The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2015 are now open for entries!

Thu 27 Aug 2015

Entries for nominations for a brand new award ceremony to recognise the best in clinical research and innovation across the North West Coast are now open.

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NWC AHSN celebrates successful campaign to tackle one of Lancashire's major health threats

Wed 26 Aug 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network is celebrating a successful campaign to raise awareness of Atrial Fibrillation (AF), a major cause of strokes

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NWC AHSN harnesses technology to deliver improved health outcomes

Wed 26 Aug 2015

The NWC AHSN is rolling out two new initiatives which will tap into and harness digital technology to deliver benefits in healthcare delivery and self-care across the region.

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High Value Student Placements - plan ahead for 2016

Mon 24 Aug 2015

Our Northern Universities embody world class strengths in research and teaching in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, physics, engineering, IT, mathematics & statistics and business management.

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UKTI Health Tech Showcase in China

Thu 20 Aug 2015

During July 2015 China-Britain Business Council, UKTI and Healthcare UK delivered the China Healthcare & Life Sciences Roadshow in six locations across the UK.

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NWC AHSN presents a case study of the NWC region at the Digital Health Summit in Shanghai

Tue 18 Aug 2015

Almost 270 delegates from 30 countries attended to listen to the impressive line-up of international speakers, panelists and opinion leaders who shared their real experiences of innovative Digital Health at the Digital Health Summit which took place for the first time ever in Shanghai, 15th �¢ï¿½ï¿½ 16th of July, during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015.

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The AHSN Network at the Health and Care Innovation Expo - 2 and 3 September, 2015

Mon 17 Aug 2015

The Health and Care Innovation Expo, one of the main events in the health and social care calendar, attracting around 5,000 visitors is returning to Manchester. The AHSN Network will be running an 'AHSN Zone", where visitors will have opportunity to find out more about the work of The AHSN Network and in particular the areas of focus for their local AHSN.

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5th Connected Health Ecosystem explores issues that alcohol abuse poses to the healthcare sector

Thu 13 Aug 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) explored the issues that alcohol abuse poses to the healthcare sector at their quarterly ecosystem event held on 14th July at Select Security Stadium in Widnes.

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EuroFIT

Tue 11 Aug 2015

Everton in the Community is recruiting for men aged between 30-65 for a new health and wellbeing programme to improve levels of activity and encourage males to live a healthier lifestyle

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SignUPdate newsletter - 03 August 2015

Mon 10 Aug 2015

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Centre vows to put North West Coast on genomics map at launch

Mon 3 Aug 2015

A Liverpool group vowed to make the region a renowned leader in genomic medicine at its launch event on the 27th July.

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North West Coast AHSN recognised as an Investor In People

Mon 3 Aug 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) has been awarded with the Investors in People Silver standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their team.

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Bring out the best through networking

Thu 30 Jul 2015

Dr Liz Mear has a leading role in new patient safety collaboratives. She talks to Jennifer Trueland at the HSJ about how these networks of key players in health economies can spread best practice and measure success

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Opportunity to submit a proposal - Building Safety Leadership Capacity and Capability programme

Thu 23 Jul 2015

The North West Coast AHSN are looking for companies and organisations to support them in developing the capacity and capability for safety improvement and leadership at Board/senior level (Board level to include equivalent level for CCGs and Local Authority).

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NWC AHSN celebrates successful stroke prevention symposium in Preston

Tue 7 Jul 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network is celebrating a successful event which looked at innovative new ways to tackle and manage Atrial Fibrillation (AF) - which causes irregular heartbeats and is a major cause of strokes.

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Ecosystem event will tackle alcohol related hospital admissions

Tue 7 Jul 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) is set to explore the issues that alcohol abuse poses to the healthcare sector at their quarterly ecosystem event.

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Launch of the NWC sponsored National Innovation Accelerator

Tue 7 Jul 2015

NWC AHSN is one of the sponsors and contributors to the National Innovation Accelerator programme, which was launched by Sir Bruce Keogh in July.

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Joint event hosted to promote NHS England Technology Enabled Care Services toolkit

Mon 6 Jul 2015

TSA, NHSE, East Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (ECCCG) and the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWCAHSN) worked together in partnership to host a unique one day event to promote the application of the recently published NHS England Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) toolkit on 12th June 2015.

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Q initiative - founding cohort participants in place

Mon 22 Jun 2015

Q is an initiative, led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS England, connecting people skilled in improvement across the UK.

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£100,000 Funding awards on offer to small businesses in latest SBRI healthcare competition

Mon 15 Jun 2015

Phase 1 funding will be awarded to develop innovative solutions that improve outcomes for older people with multiple-morbidities

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NWC AHSN boosts NHS efficiency through SME partnerships

Fri 12 Jun 2015

As the NHS bids to streamline costs across the country, the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) is working closely with business to promote new, more efficient ways of working into the healthcare sector.

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16 PhD Studentships on offer from CLAHRC NWC

Wed 10 Jun 2015

The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (NIHR CLAHRC NWC) which brings together NHS organisations, local authorities and academic leaders from the Universities of Liverpool, Lancaster and Central Lancashire is recruiting for 16 PhD Studentships.

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NWC AHSN report highlights strong performance

Tue 9 Jun 2015

The North West Coast AHSN annual report highlights several important achievements including the development of the medicine optimisation programme, support for digital health solutions and self-management of care as well as the establishment of key international, national and regional partnerships.

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Academic Health Science Networks call for a national debate to address issues preventing innovation

Fri 5 Jun 2015

Diffusion of innovation across the NHS at pace and scale remains a difficult nut to crack, yet one that must be urgently addressed if we are to collectively tackle the big challenges faced by the NHS over the coming years.

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AHSNs Impact Report 2015: spreading innovation, improving health, promoting economic growth

Wed 3 Jun 2015

A new report highlights the transformational contribution being made by the country's 15 Academic Health Science Networks to driving innovation, improving health and promoting economic growth.

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Medicines Optimisation Roadshow brings health leaders together

Tue 2 Jun 2015

The North West Coast Medicines Optimisation Roadshow was held on the 28th April in Liverpool as part of a joint programme of action by NHS England (NHSE), the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN).

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Infection Catalyst Event success

Mon 1 Jun 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) and the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health (IIGH) co-hosted a one day Infection Catalyst Event on 29th April in Liverpool, bringing together partners from industry, academia, patient groups and the NHS.

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Healthcare Ecosystem connects self-care experts

Fri 29 May 2015

The future of self-health management was the hot topic at a regional healthcare sharing and learning event, hosted by the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network.

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Innovation Test Beds search extended

Fri 22 May 2015

Health and social care innovators now have until 12 June to express an interest in being part of the Test Beds Programme.

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NHS launches new collaboration to sustain and improve local hospitals

Thu 21 May 2015

The NHS is inviting expressions of interest from hospitals across England interested in developing new ways of delivering and improving their local acute services.

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SMEs with Point of Care Diagnostic innovations wanted for China workshop

Thu 21 May 2015

The Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is seeking innovative SMEs who have developed or worked with Point of Care Diagnostic innovations, to join their 2015 Open Innovation Workshop in China.

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NWC AHSN appoints new Non-Executive Director

Thu 21 May 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) has appointed a new Non-Executive Director to work with the organisation.

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Small Businesses receive £1.25 Million SBRI Healthcare Funding

Wed 20 May 2015

Latest award supports development of 14 innovative new technologies

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World-leading innovation thinker visits the North West Coast

Wed 20 May 2015

One of the world"s leading innovation thinkers visited Lancaster University in a joint event with the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) welcoming health professionals and businesses from across the North West Coast.

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The NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards 2015

Wed 20 May 2015

Do you have a product, service or initiative that the NHS should hear about?

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AHSN Network website launched

Tue 19 May 2015

The website brings together and highlights some key resources from the 15 AHSNs in one place.

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NWC AHSN outlines vision for 2015/2016

Mon 18 May 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network has set out its vision for the next 12 months; outlining key priorities for 2015/2016 in its newly published business plan.

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Assistant Programme Manager Opportunity - Patient Safety Collaborative

Mon 11 May 2015

This is a fantastic and unique opportunity to improve patient safety outcomes across the region working in partnership with health and social care providers and commissioners, academic institutions and industry.

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Lessons from Europe event success

Mon 11 May 2015

Building on the success of the last Lessons from Europe seminar series, the NWC AHSN, the Health Services Research Network, NHS European Office and LSE Health explored further how European health and care best practice can be applied to shape domestic health policy, research and leadership on the 22nd April at an event held in Liverpool.

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North West Informatics Awards 2015

Mon 11 May 2015

The Skills Development Network are seeking nominations for the 2015 Informatics Awards.

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Lancashire sporting heroes get behind campaign to give stroke the boot

Thu 7 May 2015

Two Lancashire sports stars are backing a major campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of stroke - the UK"s silent killer.

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Innovative kids show their app'tness for healthy life

Fri 24 Apr 2015

A Cheshire school has been awarded the Big Bang "Healthcare in Innovation" Award after winning a regional competition to design a new healthcare product.

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News on preventing Atrial Fibrillation related strokes

Mon 13 Apr 2015

We are pleased to be working with practices in South Sefton and East Lancs CCGs in testing out how electronic devices can support the identification of Atrial Fibrillation.

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Evidence into Practice in heart failure

Mon 13 Apr 2015

A project is about to start in South Sefton CCG with the informatics arm of MSD who are developing an Evidence into Practice support package for people with heart failure.

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Genotype testing

Mon 13 Apr 2015

We are keen to support the optimal use of medication and to ensure that our patients get the optimum service so have teamed up with the University of Liverpool (Professor Munir Pirmohamed) and LGC to support the development of a genotype-guided dosing for warfarin service.

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Preventing AF related strokes: Lancashire awareness raising campaign

Mon 13 Apr 2015

Following on from the success of our Liverpool Campaign last year, we are pleased to announce a Lancashire Campaign, which will run in May 2015, alongside Stroke month.

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Healthcare conference will tackle the challenge of infection

Fri 10 Apr 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) and the University of Liverpool"s Institute of Infection and Global Health (IIGH) is set to co-host an event to look at new approaches to tackling the challenge of infection.

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Hospital finances and productivity: in critical condition? New report from The Health Foundation

Fri 10 Apr 2015

The NHS in England is facing the huge challenge of meeting rising demand in a period of sustained financial pressure. The service is projected to overspend its budget by £626m in 2014/15, despite £250m additional Treasury funding and an extra £650m from transferred planned capital investment.

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€6.9bn to be distributed across England through European Structural Investment Funds Programme

Fri 10 Apr 2015

The European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) Programme for England (2014-2020) will distribute around €6.9bn across England's 39 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEPs) territorial units over the next seven years.

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Public volunteers wanted to join CLAHRC NWC Reference Panel

Tue 31 Mar 2015

The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (CLAHRC NWC) is working to set up a panel of public volunteers who want to work with the organisation to influence the its work programmes.

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Local NHS groups invited to become new tech test beds

Mon 30 Mar 2015

NHS groups are being invited to put themselves forward to partner up with top innovators from around the world to trial new technologies, digital services and other innovations with the potential to deliver big benefits to patients and taxpayers alike.

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Chancellor's £20m enables Northern world-first in using cities' data to improve healthcare

Wed 18 Mar 2015

The Northern Health Science Alliance formed by the leading northern universities, teaching hospitals and Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) will set up the world's first partnership using large-scale data to drive public sector reform in health and social care across a 15 million strong population in the North of England.

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North West healthcare bodies get £1.1 million boost to innovation

Thu 5 Mar 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) has awarded £1.1 million funding to organisations for the implementation of infrastructure to aid innovation.

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Have your say on a major EU eHealth procurement activity

Tue 3 Mar 2015

Partners in the STOPandGO project are delighted to invite you to take part in an Open Market Consultation (OMC) on the project's European Specification Template (EST).

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Hydration - Including Acute Kidney Injury - A Clinical Safety Priority for 2015/16

Mon 2 Mar 2015

The Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England, raised serious concerns about older people care in hospitals. Revealed from their inspections, inadequate fluid intake and dehydration was a notable concern in several hospitals (CQC 2011).

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Networks nurture the growth of great frontline ideas

Wed 25 Feb 2015

Academic health science networks can provide the health service with innovation from the ground up. HSJ Jennifer Trueland reports

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NWC AHSN backs new innovation centre in Chester with £25k grant

Mon 23 Feb 2015

The North West Coast AHSN is supporting the launch of a new health and education innovation centre in Chester with a £25,000 funding grant.

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AQuA is recruiting for next cohort of improvement fellows for 2015/16

Wed 18 Feb 2015

AQuA are offering senior improvement leaders the opportunity to access a bursary and support to undertake a self-directed programme of personal, professional and organisational improvement learning.

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NHS innovation search closes in two weeks (Deadline 27 February)

Tue 10 Feb 2015

Health innovators from home and abroad have just over two weeks left to apply to be part of the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme.

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3rd NWC Connected Health Ecosystem a success

Tue 3 Feb 2015

More than 150 people attended the 3rd North West Coast of England Connected Health Ecosystem event on the 20th January 2015 at The Liner Hotel in Liverpool.

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Collaborative launches to improve patient safety

Tue 3 Feb 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) is spearheading a campaign to improve patient safety across NHS trusts in the region as part of a nationwide scheme, led by the 15 AHSNs in England.

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Beyond Greenspace: How can nature create healthier and wealthier places?

Wed 28 Jan 2015

On 27 January 2015, the Heseltine Institute in collaboration with Nature Connected, the Liverpool City Region Local Nature Partnership, and the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network gathered together over 70 delegates to discuss how Liverpool can make better use of its unique natural assets to support a stronger economy and greater health and well-being.

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North West Coast AHSN technology collaborations drive healthcare innovation across region

Wed 21 Jan 2015

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) is celebrating successful collaborations with a number of innovative technology firms, who are supporting NHS Trusts across the region to implement new technology, systems and products.

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Patient Safety Awards - now open for entries - deadline 6 March

Wed 14 Jan 2015

The Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations.

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NHS England's Medical Director launches search for pioneering healthcare innovators

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England's Medical Director, today launched the NHS Innovation Accelerator programme.

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Director of Clinical Research wanted for Edge Hill University

Tue 6 Jan 2015

The University are seeking to appoint a Director of Clinical Research for the Postgraduate Medical Research. The role holder will lead the development of research activities within the Postgraduate Medical Institute.

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NWC AHSN to support world leading genetic cancer research

Mon 22 Dec 2014

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has been an integral part of a winning bid for a world leading project to help understand the genetic causes of cancer and rare diseases.

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