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Breaking ground in workplace menopause support

The North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board has re-launched its Menopause Clinic at the The James Cook University Hospital (Middlesbrough), taking strides in addressing the critical need for menopause support in the workplace. The clinic, building on the success of its pilot run last year, aims to provide vital assistance to female staff navigating the challenges of menopause. The pilot clinic, held from February to June 2023, received high praise from the 33 women who attended, prompting the Trust to expand its offerings. The upcoming clinic, running from January to June 2024, will serve as a ‘proof of concept’ model, with two dedicated nurses enhancing their clinic skills …

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March 16, 2024


LUNCH & LEARN Recording – Social prescribing for young people in Hartlepool

Brought to you by Boost in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, this Lunch & Learn session on 8 February 2024 saw Julian Penton (Hartlepower Community Trust VCS Development Team), Sarah McClusky (Hartlepool Borough Council Youth Service) and colleague Amelia deliver a presentation on ‘Social prescribing for young people in Hartlepool’. Our Lunch & Learns are short, informal events that take place at lunchtime – while you take a break and eat, you can listen to our invited speaker give a short talk sharing information about their work, as well as their experience of improvement. The session described Hartlepool’s young people’s social prescribing model, and explored the questions …

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February 18, 2024


LUNCH & LEARN Recording – Understanding Lucy: Our journey with Positive Behavioural Support

Brought to you by Boost in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, this Lunch & Learn session on 23 January 2024 saw Debbie Austin (Strategic Learning Disability Workforce Development Manager – Family Carers / Learning Disability Network) deliver a presentation on ‘Understanding Lucy: Our journey with Positive Behavioural Support’. Our Lunch & Learns are short, informal events that take place at lunchtime – while you take a break and eat, you can listen to our invited speaker give a short talk sharing information about their work, as well as their experience of improvement. In this session, Debbie talked about her lived experience supporting her daughter, who has a …

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January 29, 2024


Safe, effective, and responsive – the digital project improving care in North Tyneside nursing and residential homes

An innovative digital monitoring system, the Whzan Blue Box, has been helping to support the health of residents in North Tyneside care homes by spotting deterioration early.  The system, which has been supplied at no cost to older people care homes, is ensuring that residents receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time. This pioneering equipment works by gathering and collating physiological data (such as blood pressure, level of consciousness, and temperature), before generating a National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) – a universal measure understood by care home staff, GPs, ambulance and hospital workers. The NEWS2 score generated then helps to inform clinical decision making, alerting …

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January 13, 2024


LUNCH & LEARN Recording – Supporting young peoples’ mental health

Brought to you by Boost in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, this Lunch & Learn session on 14 December 2023 saw Emma-Jayne Green (regional project manager – North, Advantage Mentoring CIC) deliver a presentation on ‘Advantage Mentoring: Supporting young peoples’ mental health’. Our Lunch & Learns are short, informal events that take place at lunchtime – while you take a break and eat, you can listen to our invited speaker give a short talk sharing information about their work, as well as their experience of improvement. In this session we learned more about Advantage – a unique partnership between two ‘community assets’ and ‘anchor institutions’ – the …

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January 11, 2024


LUNCH & LEARN Recording – The Together Strategy – Involving Service Users and Carers

Brought to you by Boost in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, this Lunch & Learn session on 28 September 2023 saw Joe Desborough (Patient and Carer Involvement Facilitator – Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust) deliver a presentation on the ‘The Together Strategy – Involving Service Users and Carers’. The session included a short presentation on the Trust’s ‘Together Strategy’, and the seven strategic ambitions followed to ensure Service Users and Carers are involved in the design and delivery of services. PRESENTATION - Lunch & Learn - The Together Strategy, Involving Service Users and Carers File size: 697.12 KB Created: 17-10-2023 Updated: 17-10-2023 Hits: 61 …

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October 9, 2023


Episode 6: Dr Andy Knox – Shifting mindsets in leadership and community engagement

We’re delighted to introduce you to a brand-new podcast series – ‘Health Creators: Cumbria’. These podcasts are hosted by Dr Dominic Slowie (Medical Director, NHS North East and North Cumbria ICB), and in them we will be hearing from a range of inspiring speakers about how they are helping create better health for people across Cumbria (and beyond!). There is lots of fantastic work happening out there, and we wanted to give individuals this platform to share and learn from others – providing some insight, encouragement, and ultimately hope amongst the challenges we are all facing. We hope that you enjoy listening, and that each episode helps you to reflect …

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August 9, 2023


Episode 5: David Blacklock of People First – supporting people to live better lives

We’re delighted to introduce you to a brand-new podcast series – ‘Health Creators: Cumbria’. These podcasts are hosted by Dr Dominic Slowie (Medical Director, NHS North East and North Cumbria ICB), and in them we will be hearing from a range of inspiring speakers about how they are helping create better health for people across Cumbria (and beyond!). There is lots of fantastic work happening out there, and we wanted to give individuals this platform to share and learn from others – providing some insight, encouragement, and ultimately hope amongst the challenges we are all facing. We hope that you enjoy listening, and that each episode helps you to reflect …

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July 21, 2023


LUNCH & LEARN Recording – Lessons from LOC in the Lakes

Brought to you by CLIC in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, this Lunch & Learn session on 12 July 2023 saw Karen Kirk (CLIC Programme Manager) deliver a presentation on the ”Lessons from LOC in the Lakes – ‘Igniting the Power of People: New Ways of Working for Better Health and Wellbeing’. LOC in the Lakes returned on 16 May with another successful conference. Almost 200 colleagues from health and care across north and west Cumbria (and beyond!) attended the event at Carlisle Racecourse. It was the eighth time we and the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria (ASHN NENC) have organised the conference, …

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July 18, 2023


Episode 4: Georgia Wright – A day in the life of a Deputy Chief Nurse

We’re delighted to introduce you to a brand-new podcast series – ‘Health Creators: Cumbria’. These podcasts are hosted by Dr Dominic Slowie (Medical Director, NHS North East and North Cumbria ICB), and in them we will be hearing from a range of inspiring speakers about how they are helping create better health for people across Cumbria (and beyond!). There is lots of fantastic work happening out there, and we wanted to give individuals this platform to share and learn from others – providing some insight, encouragement, and ultimately hope amongst the challenges we are all facing. We hope that you enjoy listening, and that each episode helps you to reflect …

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July 16, 2023


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