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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.

Some learning from Covid-19 Wave 1 Download

This retrospective is an interim summary of the learning and themes emerging from the first wave of Covid-19. It recognises the hard work undertaken to protect our population and health and care staff across Lancashire & South Cumbria, whilst our wider learning and more in-depth research continues.

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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.

Building an AI model for alcohol-related hospital admissions Read More

The Innovation Agency worked with the Hartree Centre, Liverpool CCG and the University of Liverpool on a model that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the risk of admission to hospital of patients with alcohol-related illnesses.

A cloud-based audit tool Read More

A cloud-based audit platform is helping staff at seven NHS trusts to streamline their auditing processes through one simple and easy-to-use system, saving time and money – and ultimately leading to improvements in care.

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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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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:

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.