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Publications

Remote consultation: an appreciative enquiry Download

The Innovation Agency has published a wide-ranging report, commissioned by NHS England and Improvement North West, into the use of remote consultations for outpatients

Our COVID-19 story: 2020/21 Annual report Download

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.

Business Plan 2021-2022 Download

After a year in which our business plan was put to one side as we reached out to support partners locally and nationally, we remain ready to adapt to whatever lies ahead.

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Case Studies

New psychology role in primary care Read More

A new psychology trainee role in general practice settings is providing mental health support to individuals and community groups, offering techniques to prevent anxiety and low mood, stress and promote positive emotional wellbeing.

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Podcasts

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: https://audioboom.com/posts/8000776-lullaby-project-hits-the-right-note-part-two

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

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Videos

Professor Tony Marson re Connected Health Cities Watch

Professor Tony Marson of the University of Liverpool and The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust describes the challenges and aspirations for improving clinical pathways through Connected Health Cities, by creating learning healthcare systems. Prof Marson is the clinical lead for unplanned seizure admissions. More information here: https://www.connectedhealthcities.org/connected-health-cities/north-west-coast/

Doug Hopkins on how Salaso’s physio films boost patient confidence Watch

Salaso have developed a suite of online physio videos to increase patient confidence in, commitment to and compliance with rehab exercises. Salaso physio videos reduce clinical variation and improve rehab and recovery. Doug says the Innovation Agency helped the company in building relations with the right people in the health service.

Nick Gray of UKDI describes his pioneering stretcher Watch

UKDI produces the Recovery +. This lightweight, three-part foldable stretcher is made from plastic and is designed to provide a range of safe options to respond to planned and unplanned emergencies. It has now been in NHS operational use for nearly two years with very positive reviews. Nick said the Innovation Agency helped the company make contact with the appropriate figures in the NHS to promote the product.