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Overseas commercial links grow despite Brexit fears Blog by Lindsay Sharples

14 September 2021

After dragging on for years Brexit finally happened and, having worked on European-funded activities since the beginning of the 1990s, I have to confess I’d hoped it would never happen.


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My new role in mental health safety improvement Blog by Alice Fletcher

6 September 2021

A woman lost her son after he was restrained in a seclusion room in a London hospital. She told her story at an event I attended recently and it underlined the importance of the work I am now undertaking.


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Head start for Morecambe Bay Hood Blog by Gemma Byrne

31 August 2021

As a trained audiologist, I’m used to helping people communicate.

It is a brilliant skill to have and one I have called on frequently as part of my work as a Programme Manager with the Innovation Agency.

My role is to help encourage the spread and adoption of innovations in Lancashire and south Cumbria. 


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How the pandemic spurred innovation Blog by Mike Kenny

20 August 2021

As difficult as the pandemic has been, the Enterprise and Growth Team here at the Innovation Agency have had our busiest year ever, working with nearly double the number of companies we worked with before COVID-19.


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Why I am proud of 'Our COVID-19 story' Blog by Dr Phil Jennings

16 August 2021

Reflecting on a year like no other in health and care has been a time to re-evaluate our role in supporting our local systems, partners and national NHS commissioners.


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'I'm proud of the work we're carrying out' Blog by Andrew Cooper

9 August 2021

I love where I live: Wirral is an amazing place with wide-open sands and great views of the Welsh hills just over the River Dee. I’ve been grateful for having this on my doorstep, especially over the last 18 months or so.


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My COVID-19 redeployment Blog by Mandy Townsend

24 June 2021

Hello, my name is Mandy, and I am a biomedical scientist. In April 2020, a couple of weeks into lockdown, I was redeployed to a national COVID-19 operational supplies team, joining colleagues from NHS England and Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care.


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Nurturing a culture of innovation Blog by Haku Bhatt

9 June 2021

Adopting and diffusing innovation across the system must form the foundation of a strategy to meet the demands we face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Culture Camp: Learning to live with friction and discomfort Blog by Juliette Kumar

7 April 2021

COVID-19 has impacted on how we live and work and so we ask: ‘What do we need to do now to create the culture in our organisations and across our systems that keeps people resilient, connected, and innovative?’  


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The invisible tipping point Blog by Dr Bina Rawal

24 September 2020

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘The Tipping Point’ he states, “Ideas and products and messages and behaviours spread like viruses do,” which is a truly insightful observation.


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