Leadership in a crisis – the importance of courage and caring

27 March 2020 by Juliette Kumar

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has catapulted us into a world of uncertainty.  A natural physiological response to perceived attack is that our bodies are hijacked by a defence hormone that automatically and unconsciously sends us into fight, flight, freeze or fawn mode.  Anxiety and fear have the potential to paralyse us into inaction, as unhelpful and fearful thoughts occupy our minds, leaving us in a state of distraction.


Tech challenge to combat social isolation

24 March 2020

People confined at home because of Coronavirus (COVID-19) could soon benefit from new technology to combat the effects of social isolation.

Funding is being made available by NHSX through ‘Techforce 19’, for innovators who can find digital ways to support those who need help, including people requiring mental health support and those with social care needs.


How we are supporting the response to COVID-19

23 March 2020

Now that our partners across the NHS and social care are mobilising at scale in response to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, the role of the Innovation Agency and our fellow Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) is to support them. We are helping them take full advantage of the most relevant innovations and technologies that can improve care for patients and support our services in this challenging context.


Pharmacy referral service goes national

5 March 2020

A national NHS Discharge Medicines Service has been launched by the Department of Health and Social Care which builds on award-winning work in Cheshire and Merseyside.


Liverpool innovator named NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow

5 March 2020

A healthcare innovator from Liverpool has been selected to be a Fellow of the prestigious NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA).

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