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.


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.


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.


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


Online portal tackles COVID-19 supply challenge

21 May 2020

The Innovation Agency and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust have joined forces with Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership to create an online solution to tackle supply challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.

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