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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.

Making Lancashire and South Cumbria a healthier place to live Listen

Three of the leaders of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System talk about what needs to be done to improve health and wellbeing in the region. Chief Officer, Dr Amanda Doyle OBE; Executive Director of Transformation, Talib Yaseen OBE; and Executive Medical Director, Andy Curran talk about the area's challenges and the opportunities created through cross-sector collaborations.

Removing the ‘impossible’ tumour Listen

When six year old Leah Bennett was found to have a tumour which wrapped around her spine, arteries and organs it was described by surgeons in three centres as ‘impossible’. We hear from Leah, her dad Stephen and Alder Hey paediatric surgeon Joanne Minford how the impossible became possible, with the help of a 3D model – and a huge team at Alder Hey, including a vascular specialist from Liverpool University Hospitals.

Staff engagement, social media, team work and rugby Listen

7 Feb, 15:51 0:000:00 Aaron Cummins, CEO of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay talks about his leadership tactics.

Clare Mahoney - can social prescribing help tackle the inverse care law? Listen

Clare Mahoney, Senior Transformation Manager Social Model of Health Liverpool CCG, talks about building data capabilities that help us determine whether we are reaching those who are furthest away from care and support.

Kate Hall-Wright - 25 year environment plan mental health programme Listen

Kate Hall-Wright, Policy Adviser Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs DEFRA), talks about Government

Jo Ward - The Social Prescribing Network and the creative health agenda Listen

Jo Ward, North West Social Prescribing Network Co-Chair, talks about social prescribing and arts and culture.

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