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Lullaby Project hits the right note - part one Listen

New parents in Cheshire and Merseyside are being brought together with musicians to create lullabies for their babies in a creative health project which has been imported from New York’s Carnegie Hall. Part two of the podcast can be heard here:

Blood Pressure at Home Listen

It’s the biggest cause of disability and premature death in the UK yet, in some cases, early diagnosis of high blood pressure could help reduce the numbers affected. Could BP@Home help cut the numbers affected?

How a heel prick test could lead to life changing treatment Listen

Dr Sue Kemsley, a GP in Cheshire, who is leading the parent-child screening programme for FH

Supplier of the Year #EISNorth2021 Listen

Ian Dove, Managing Director, Health Call Solutions overall winner of Patient Experience and overall Supplier of the Year categories.

Big drop in smoking mums in Blackpool despite pandemic pressures Listen

Public Health Midwife Charlotte Winder, a newly appointed member of a specialists stop smoking team with Shelley Piper, the Head of Hospital Based Services within the Families and Integrated Community Care Division of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Excellence in Supply 2021 podcast Listen

In his keynote speech to attendees Sir James Mackey, Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the NHS Customer Board for Procurement and Supply, will tell the NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards that he hopes the spirit of collaboration and cooperation will continue.

Wellbeing, equity and innovation Listen

Leaders and trailblazers in creating healthy workplace cultures talk about their achievements and insights - and what motivates them to make a difference.

In conversation with Dr Cecil Kullu Listen

Dr Kullu FRCpsych is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Liaison Psychiatry and Deputy Medical Director for Research, Innovation and Development at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust; Interim Chair North West Clinical Senate and previous Chair of Cheshire and Merseyside Clinical Senate.

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Bringing Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project to the North West Listen

Creating music can have a powerful impact on wellbeing; and in the case of Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project it is supporting maternal health, aiding childhood development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child. In this podcast, recorded on Zoom, we hear from Tiffany Ortiz, Director of Early Childhood Programs for Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, and musician Emily Eagen. We will also hear from Karen Irwin of UK charity Live Music Now, which is planning to be a partner in introducing the Lullaby Project to the ​North West of England; and from one of the charity’s musicians Pip Bryan, who is working with patients at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

A 'curious experiment' - the evolution of the Innovation Agency Listen

1 Oct, 12:15 An independent report by The King's Fund author Ben Collins, titled A 'curious experiment' reflects on the challenges and successes of the Innovation Agency over the last seven years. In this podcast, Ben is joined by the founding leaders of the Innovation Agency - Dr Liz Mear and Gideon Ben-Tovim OBE, to discuss his findings.

LEP Chairs share their COVID-19 experiences Listen

28 Sep, 12:00 The chairs of Local Enterprise Partnerships in Lancashire and in Liverpool City Region have been at the forefront of efforts to support businesses through the pandemic. Steve Fogg and Asif Hamid MBE share their personal experiences as well as those of the LEPs in this interview, recorded on Zoom.

How COVID-19 has changed our role Listen

Two leaders of the Innovation Agency talk about the impact of COVID-19 on themselves and their work; how they pivoted to focus entirely on the needs of the local systems; and their vision of the future healthcare landscape in the North West Coast. The interviewees are Chief Executive Dr Liz Mear and Deputy Chief Executive/Medical Director Dr Phil Jennings.

Coaching Academy playlist Listen

Growth, leadership, innovation, culture, coaching and more

Impossible tumour – part 2 Listen

We return to Alder Hey to hear from engineer Dave Collins who created the 3D model of the ‘impossible tumour’ and the trust’s clinical director of innovation Iain Hennessey, about how 3D printing – and other innovations - are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in medicine. This episode was recorded on 27 February 2020.

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