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Don’t miss a beat – know your pulse for World Heart Rhythm Week

1 June 2020

Do you know how to check your pulse? Is it beating too fast, too slow? Does it feel irregular? That may be your heart telling you something is wrong. The Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, is urging people to check their pulse during World Heart Rhythm Week.


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North West HealthTec Cluster first anniversary

27 May 2020

A year of life-changing innovation, award-winning business and dynamic collaboration have marked the first year of the HealthTec Cluster for the North West.


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Helping hand for hospital hygiene

27 May 2020 by Dr Richard Cooke

I retired about two and a half years ago from Alder Hey but I have gone back three days a week as a Consultant Medical Microbiologist, in response to COVID-19. I have to follow the same social distancing restrictions as everybody else, during very strange and troubling times, but I have to admit the strangeness and the sense of inconvenience are mixed with a certain amount of excitement because we’re preparing to introduce a new hand hygiene system across the trust.


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Psychosexual therapy by Whatsapp video

22 May 2020 by Zoe Hargreaves

I am a psychosexual therapist working part time for the NHS and also independently for privately referred clients. I am service lead in Blackburn with Darwen and am also supervising a registered nurse, Rachel, who is undertaking a Master’s in psychosexual therapy.


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The importance of reaching out to others

21 May 2020 by Debbie Parkinson

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Debbie Parkinson, PPI Lead for the Innovation Agency, describes how reaching out to others helped her through COVID-19


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