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AHSN Network delivers almost £500m in economic growth

23 November 2020

The Innovation Agency and its fellow 14 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have generated nearly £500m in inward investment in the last two years, new figures reveal. The Network also created or safeguarded nearly 2,000 jobs in the same period.


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New career routes in psychological professions

17 November 2020

A ground-breaking new career route for psychology graduates to enter the NHS is being launched in the North West Coast.


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Innovation Agency exceeds national stroke prevention targets

16 November 2020

Around 140 strokes will be prevented in the North West Coast in the coming year thanks to a programme to detect and treat irregular heart rhythms resulting in over £16 million in savings to the public purse.


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Cheshire and Merseyside Baby Week

16 November 2020

Six days of activities to boost the health of mums and babies is taking place this week, 16-22 November, with the support of the Innovation Agency.


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NHS trusts and suppliers in the North receive awards for response to COVID-19

23 October 2020

An NHS trust and two innovative suppliers claimed top honours at this year’s NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards. The awards were in three special categories to recognise the response of the health and care sector to COVID-19.


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Facemask manufacturing facility launched by family business in Lancashire

23 October 2020

A manufacturing facility for civilian and surgical masks has been launched by Lancashire family business Issa Group. The new facility, Walton Mill, is based in the heart of Lancashire.


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New chief exec for Innovation Agency

23 October 2020

The Innovation Agency has appointed Dr Phil Jennings as chief executive, four years after he joined the organisation as medical director, later becoming deputy chief executive.


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Business leader to head SEED healthcare alliance in Lancashire and South Cumbria

21 October 2020

The former managing director of BAE Systems Corporate Services, Steve Fogg, has been appointed as chair of the SEED alliance - a multi-sector collaborative set up to contribute to ‘health and wealth’ in Lancashire and South Cumbria.


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Safer care during COVID-19

8 October 2020

The AHSN Network, of which the Innovation Agency is a part, has published a rapid-learning report on the role of Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs) during the pandemic. PSCs are just one part of the health and care system which responded quickly to the immediate crisis from COVID-19 in March. They reprioritised their day-to-day work and took on new programmes at speed, such as promoting safer tracheostomy care.


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Collaboration to combat cholesterol

5 October 2020

A project is under way in the North West Coast to tackle the potentially fatal condition of high cholesterol. The two-year programme is a collaboration between the Innovation Agency and pharmaceutical company Amgen to improve health outcomes for people with raised cholesterol who have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).


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