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Join the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society for free access to education and training

The Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) supports, educates, and mentors primary care healthcare practitioners to develop their knowledge and skills. PCCS’s central objective is to provide relevant, high quality, up-to-date educational opportunities around cardiovascular disease for a primary care audience. With over 4,400 members, the PCCS aims to provide activities which benefit the community of healthcare practitioners who deliver care to people with, or at risk of, cardiovascular disease. If you’d like further access to a comprehensive range of education and training within the cardiovascular disease arena, the Society would like to invite you to join as a member. As a member you will also receive free access to the …

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April 13, 2024


NIHR ARC’s national webinars focusing on health inequalities

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration’s (ARC) national seminar series continues in 2024, with a focus on health inequalities. This series of three webinars will explore how health inequity cuts across life stages and places. The speakers will present their research on health inequalities in early life, later life, and between English regions. The sessions are: Health inequalities in early life – Wednesday 8 May 2024, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Online. Regional health inequalities – Wednesday 5 June 2024, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Online. Health inequalities in later life – Wednesday 10 July 2024, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Online. The session on regional health inequalities on Wednesday 5 June will be hosted by the …

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April 12, 2024


Registration is now open for NHS ConfedExpo 2024

NHS ConfedExpo 2024 is set to be one of the largest and most significant health and care conferences in the UK, attracting over 5,400 delegates across two days on 12 and 13 June, at Manchester Central. The event, which NHS Confederation and NHS England deliver in partnership, will once again bring together health and care leaders and their teams. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with leaders and managers with the ability to lead and drive change in health and social care, as well as attend a range of theatre sessions and learning theatres. Across two days, NHS ConfedExpo aims to share learning and best practice, encourage innovation, and …

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April 11, 2024


HSJ Awards 2024 – now open for entries!

The HSJ Awards are not just a celebration of success stories, but also a platform to shape the future of the NHS. The HSJ Awards continue to be one of the most esteemed accolades of healthcare service excellence in the UK. The 2024 Awards will not only adhere to their 43-year-old values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes, and innovating drivers of better service, but will most importantly provide a well-deserved thanks to the sector. HSJ Awards shine a light on the outstanding efforts and achievements that individuals and teams across the sector have delivered. Whether or not your team takes home the trophy, HSJ and partners look forward …

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April 5, 2024


Free training from the Personalised Care Institute – Supporting people with frailty

Frailty, which describes how our bodies become vulnerable as they gradually lose their in-built reserves, is increasingly common, affecting more than one in 10 people over the age of 65, and over half the population over 85. Frailty leaves people vulnerable to sudden changes in health, at higher risk of adverse outcomes such as falls or disability and less able to recover from accidents. To support people with frailty to maintain their health and independence, new NHS guidance for integrated care boards recommends the use of proactive and personalised care approaches like continuity of care, shared decision making, personalised care support plans, and named co-ordinators who can provide a clear …

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Building a theory of change for the North East and North Cumbria learning and improvement community

North East and North Cumbria is one of 42 integrated care systems (ICSs) in England, set up in 2022 to bring together partners from across a geographical area to improve health outcomes, reduce health inequalities and prevent ill-health. Inspired by Cincinnati Childrens, North East and North Cumbria ICS adopted an ambition to be the ‘best at getting better’ by continuously improving the way people in our system are supported for better health and health and care. At the heart of this approach is ‘Boost’, our learning and improvement community that brings people from across the system to inquire, learn, share and take action for improvement together. Currently, there are nearly …

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March 26, 2024


Join us for an opportunity to learn about the Nuka system of care

Next month we are hosting a rare opportunity to hear from two leaders from the Southcentral Foundation of Alaska regarding their transformational journey and the creation of the system of care, called ‘Nuka’ which is a powerful role model for integrated health systems globally. It offers a system of expanded and integrated primary and community services, with fully integrated mental health and social care services, supported by hospital services. People work in effective multidisciplinary teams that offer coordinated, whole-person care. The Nuka system has been the subject of multiple reports by the Kings Fund as it is one of the few systems globally that can show outstanding, sustained results through …

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March 25, 2024


Compassionate leadership – event summary and an opportunity to join our community of practice

On Monday 11 March more than 240 health and care staff from across the North East and North Cumbria began their week with a powerful virtual event led by Professor Michael West. Focusing on compassionate leadership for whole system working, Michael shared the compelling evidence-base to shift cultures in this way – how it can improve staff engagement, satisfaction, and retention, and ultimately result in better care and outcomes for the people who use services. It is hoped that this event will be a catalyst for real change, and as such we will be working to build a leadership community of practice for the North East and North Cumbria to …

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March 18, 2024


Innovators wanted!

In a time where we are facing immense challenges in health and care, one thing is clear – we must strengthen our approach to innovation and improvement if we are to achieve our ambition of creating better health and wellbeing for all*. That’s why we in Boost, as part of our ongoing commitment to innovation, are embarking on a piece of work in partnership with Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria (HI NENC). We need your help – if you would like to be part of the group that helps shape and support this work over the coming months, please contact us. We would be extremely grateful to anyone …

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March 17, 2024


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


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