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LUNCH & LEARN recording – Health Literacy Awareness

Brought to you by Boost in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, this LUNCH & LEARN session on 10 July 2024 saw Tracey Garbarino (Health Literacy Trainer) deliver a presentation on ‘Health Literacy Awareness’. 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 as they give a short talk sharing information about their work, as well as their experience of improvement. The session gave participants an insight into what health literacy is, why it is a problem, and what we can do to help. PRESENTATION - Lunch & Learn …

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July 10, 2024


Fully-funded Research Masters programmes for healthcare, social work, and public health students

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) INSIGHT (North East and North Cumbria) are very pleased to be able to offer 30 fully-funded Research Masters studentships starting in September 2024. Applications are invited from final year students and newly registered healthcare, social work, and public health professionals in the North East and North Cumbria who are progressing towards a wide range of research careers, focusing on blending research and practice. Research Masters courses available include: Northumbria University – Healthcare Professional Practice (MRes); Teesside University – Clinical Research (MRes); Newcastle University – Clinical Research (MClinRes); Newcastle University – Public Health and Health Services research (Msc); Newcastle University – Public …

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July 5, 2024


LUNCH & LEARN recording – First Contact Physiotherapy in Primary Care: Rollout, sustenance, and the future…

Brought to you by Boost in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, this LUNCH & LEARN session on 28 June 2024 saw Joe Waugh (Clinical Lead First Contact Physiotherapist, Well Up North Primary Care Network, North Northumberland) deliver a presentation on ‘First Contact Physiotherapy in Primary Care: Rollout, sustenance, and the future considering the ARMA report’. 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 as they give a short talk sharing information about their work, as well as their experience of improvement. This session outlined the rollout, continuation, …

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June 28, 2024


Getting creative for better health and wellbeing

Last month (20 – 26 May) included Creativity and Wellbeing Week – a celebration of the impact that creativity has in helping people to live healthier, happier lives. We learned about the power of Creative Health at one of our regular LUNCH & LEARN sessions. Michael Cunliffe, creative health strategic manager for the Northumberland County Council and North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board, gave us an insight into the impact and potential of Creative Health, as well as the opportunity to experience it ourselves in a short draw-along exercise. Please be sure to take a look at the recording, if you haven’t done so already. Michael shared with us …

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June 19, 2024


The role of the SRO – access free e-learning

The Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) plays a pivotal role in ensuring the successful delivery of a programme or project, with ultimate accountability for meeting objectives, achieving projected outcomes, and realising the intended benefits. In order to support SROs, the Healthcare Project+ Change Association (HPCA) has pulled together a range of useful online learning and resources, with the aim of ensuring successful and sustainable transformational change. The online learning and resources include: SRO responsibilities – cultivate your proficiency as a dependable SRO; Free elearning – access the SRO online learning module on elearning for healthcare and deliver successful change; SRO competencies – core and sub competencies of an SRO; Art of …

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June 18, 2024


LUNCH & LEARN recording – First contact practitioner opioid awareness video tool

Brought to you by Boost in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, this LUNCH & LEARN session on 3 June 2024 saw Victoria Strassheim (programme lead, Health Innovation North East North Cumbria) deliver a presentation on ‘First contact practitioner opioid awareness video tool’. 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 as they give a short talk sharing information about their work, as well as their experience of improvement. In 2022, Health Innovation North East North Cumbria (HI NENC) undertook an evaluation of first contact practitioners in the …

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June 17, 2024


Celebrating unsung heroes: World Carers Week

This month, from 10th to 16th June, we celebrated World Carers Week – an annual campaign which raises awareness of carers, highlights the challenges unpaid carers face, and recognises the invaluable contribution they make to families, communities, and our health and care services. This year’s theme was ‘putting carers on the map’, and was an opportunity to help people who do not think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers, and provides a space for access to much-needed support. You can watch a video from David Purdue (chief nurse, AHP and people officer for the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board), who started the week …

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June 16, 2024


Looking for research evidence that’s easy to understand?

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East & North Cumbria Evidence Hub is where you can explore short and easy-to-read summaries of health and care research that has been funded or supported by the ARC North East and North Cumbria. Each summary includes recommendations and/or next steps, which it is hoped that practitioners and policy makers will find useful. Visit the Evidence Hub to explore the latest research…  

June 15, 2024


Pilot project to reduce medication waste during hospital stays proves successful

It’s common for patients to have excess medication during their hospital stay, but Gateshead Health Foundation Trust has been working on a solution to minimise this waste. Gateshead Health’s pilot project, which has been ongoing for the past few months, is a collaborative effort between Gateshead Health Foundation Trust and patients. It aims to reduce the amount of wasted medication by empowering patients to bring their medicines with them when admitted to the hospital and by letting staff know what repeat medications they have at home before discharge. Read the full article on the Gateshead Health Foundation Trust’s website…  

June 14, 2024


North Cumbria School of Generalism 2024

Applications are now open for the fourth cohort of the North Cumbria School of Generalism, delivered by North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT (NCIC). The School of Generalism is hosted by NCIC on behalf of NHS England North East, and aims to provide all NHS staff with common concepts and languages to help improve patient care. The Trust will again be delivering an innovative program giving the opportunity for 24 multi-professional, multi-disciplinary, clinical and administrative/management staff to learn alongside each other. They will gain a common language and shared skills to enable them to better understand, navigate and deliver the increasingly complex services required to provide life-time health care to …

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June 13, 2024


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