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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

Great North Pharmacy Research Collaborative Conference 2024

The theme for this year’s conference is: Spotlight on Women’s Health: rewriting the narrative. Friday 12 July 2024, Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead (NE8 2AR), 8:30am – 5:00pm The event will showcase Foundation Pharmacist projects and work undertaken by pharmacy professionals from hospital, community and primary care, as well as examples of research undertaken at local academic institutions. Crucially, this event will be an opportunity to meet peers and leaders from across the profession, to share, learn, support and be supported. The 2024 conference will be chaired by: Julia Blagburn, Consultant Pharmacist for Integration, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Anne Black, Regional QA Specialist Pharmacist – NENC, Pharmacy …

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By Amy Aitken
May 29, 2024

The best at getting better – learning from ‘Nuka’

Earlier this month, we welcomed health and care colleagues from across the region to hear from two leaders from the Southcentral Foundation of Alaska. They spoke to us about their transformational journey and creation of the system of care, called ‘Nuka’, which is a powerful role model for integrated health systems globally. At the event, we heard from April Kyle, chief executive officer, and Doug Eby, medical director, who explained the approach taken to improve outcomes and reduce costs by working together with their communities over the last 20 years. Integrated working is at the heart of their approach, combined with a relentless focus on listening to their communities and …

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By Amy Aitken
April 19, 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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By Amy Aitken
March 26, 2024

Neurorehab planning and progression day

Do you want more people to be able to access Neurorehab in the North East? Do you want more options for people to be discharged to post brain injury and Neurorehab? Do you want more community provision for people affected by a brain injury – both community rehab and specialist placements? Do you want to be able to support people with a brain injury and their families/carers to access the right kind of treatment at the right time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this opportunity is for you and you can make a difference. Please join the planning and progression day set for Thursday 7 …

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By Amy Aitken
February 23, 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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By Amy Aitken
January 24, 2024

“Illuminating and inspiring” – The palliative care learning event reconnecting, rebuilding and respecting across North Cumbria

Around 150 health and care professionals came together on 15 November with the aim of developing palliative and end of life care across North Cumbria. Supported by Dr Kathryn Mannix, the event at the Greenhill Hotel (Wigton) looked at the ingredients which support a ‘good death’. Those who attended spent time considering the gaps, and how we could better work together to make improvements for patients. Dr Mannix, author of ‘With The End in Mind’ and ‘Listen’, described the event as “illuminating and inspiring” and spoke positively about the great energy in the room. The ‘Collaborative palliative care learning event – Reconnecting, Rebuilding and Respecting across North Cumbria’ was developed …

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By Amy Aitken
May 29, 2024

Community Mental Health Conference 2023: Transforming lives through collaborative working in North Cumbria

More than 90 health and care colleagues, along with people with lived experience, came together this World Mental Health Day 2023 (10 October) at the People First Conference Centre in Carlisle. Health and care partners are now in the third and final year of the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme. This programme has been working with system stakeholders to develop and deliver sustainable community based solutions, improving the care and treatment options offered to adults with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) in North Cumbria. The North Cumbria Community Mental Health Conference 2023 celebrated and shared the amazing work that has been undertaken in the region so far, and enabled the further …

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By Amy Aitken
May 29, 2024

Live Longer Better in Cumbria – Guides of activities for older adults

The Active Cumbria locality officers have put together these useful guides of activities for older adults by area in Cumbria. They can be downloaded and printed to share when discussing physical activity if someone isn’t sure where to start. Please feel free to use them in your ‘active conversations’ and help the Live Longer Better team to help as many people enjoy an active lifestyle as possible. Please use the links below to download the guides: Allerdale Carlisle Copeland Barrow Eden South Lakeland To find out more about Live Longer Better, please visit the Active Cumbria website…

By Amy Aitken
October 3, 2023

‘Health Creators: Cumbria’ Podcast – all six episodes out now!

Over the last few months, we have been sharing episodes of our brand-new podcast series – ‘Health Creators: Cumbria’. Hosted by Dr Dominic Slowie (Medical Director, NHS North East and North Cumbria ICB), in the episodes we have heard from a range of inspiring speakers about how they are helping to 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. Episodes have included: Episode 1: Thinking differently about people and community empowerment …

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By Amy Aitken
September 29, 2023

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