Innovation clears endoscopy waiting lists

2 March 2023

A potentially life-saving diagnostic test has cleared backlogs of patients waiting for endoscopy services in Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria.


Celebrating success in preventing cerebral palsy

2 March 2023

A national initiative to protect pre-term babies from brain injury and cerebral palsy has been hailed as a success in Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria.


BBC presenter to host celebration of health achievements

21 February 2023

BBC TV’s North West Tonight presenter Roger Johnson will host the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards.


NHS ‘linchpin’ retires after 45 years

17 February 2023

A Runcorn woman who has worked in local hospitals and NHS offices for 45 years was showered with tributes as she retired from the health service.


Funding for innovations to prevent drug overdoses

15 February 2023

Innovative healthcare companies in the North West Coast can bid for a slice of a £5m fund to help prevent fatal drug overdoses.


Collaboration with Intermedical announced to improve asthma diagnosis

10 February 2023

A new opportunity will increase access to fast and accurate asthma testing in primary care and reduce health inequality.


Advanced asthma therapies feature in new videos and podcast

7 February 2023

Videos and a podcast produced by the Innovation Agency to promote ways of using advanced asthma therapies have been released.

The project was conducted to publicise a high-risk asthma case finding programme offered by the Liverpool Severe Asthma Service (LSAS) from Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust.


New elective surgery hub will treat an extra 6,000 patients a year Blog by Janelle Holmes, Chief Executive of Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (WUTH)

1 February 2023

We were delighted to open the new Cheshire and Merseyside Surgical Centre as a major step forward in addressing the backlog of surgery caused by the pandemic.


Entries open for the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2023

30 January 2023

The search is on for the region’s most successful researchers and innovators, with the launch of the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2023. The awards are organised by the Innovation Agency; NIHR Clinical Research Network: North West Coast (CRN:NWC) and NIHR Applied Research Collaboration: North West Coast (ARC:NWC).


AHSNs and NIOX® working together to improve access to faster and more effective asthma diagnosis

12 January 2023

More patients are set to benefit from faster and more accurate testing for asthma thanks to a new collaboration between the AHSN Network and NIOX®.


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