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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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By Amy Aitken
July 12, 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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By Amy Aitken
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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By Amy Aitken
June 28, 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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By Amy Aitken
June 28, 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…  

By Amy Aitken
June 28, 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…  

By Amy Aitken
June 28, 2024

North East health campaign takes home gold at prestigious national awards

Collaboration that ‘flipped’ the way people think about, talk about and treat chronic pain in the Tees Valley won Most Impactful Partnership in Preventative Healthcare category. A unique partnership of North East organisations raising awareness of chronic pain and supporting those affected in the Tees Valley, has been named a gold winner in the highly-acclaimed Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) annual Partnership Awards. Thought to affect around 43% of people regionally, chronic pain is more prevalent in the North East than any other part of England and opioid prescription rates in the area are 300% higher than in London. A first-of-its-kind public and private sector collaboration was forged to tackle the …

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By Amy Aitken
May 28, 2024

Supporting independent living

A great tool has been developed to support organisations to improve the way technology is used in housing and care to enable people to live more independently. It has been developed by the TAPPI (Technology for our Ageing Population) programme which is funded by Dunhill Medical Trust and supported by a partnership of Housing LIN, TSA, Co-Production Works and Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research. The toolkit provides a framework of six principles that can not only support the approach to embedding technology-enabled care, but also help in the shaping of future services. It follows a six-month inquiry which heard from more than 30 experts and people with lived …

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By Amy Aitken
May 24, 2024

Lunch & Learns galore!

Brought to you by Boost in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, 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. Over the past few weeks, we’ve held a number of interesting and insightful Lunch & Learn sessions on topics including equality diversity and inclusion, improving outcomes for patients with heart failure, raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and creative health. Please take a look at the recordings of these sessions using the …

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By Amy Aitken
May 24, 2024

LUNCH & LEARN recording – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Raising awareness

Brought to you by Boost in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, this Lunch & Learn session on 22 May 2024 saw Dr Helen Howlett (Senior Commissioner for Children, Young People and Maternity, North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board) deliver a presentation on ‘Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Raising 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 give a short talk sharing information about their work, as well as their experience of improvement. This session gave an introduction to the associated harms of alcohol in pregnancy …

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By Amy Aitken
May 24, 2024

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