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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 …

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By Amy Aitken
May 29, 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

Changing culture, hearts, and minds – access to Oliver’s Training is available now

The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism is named after Oliver McGowan, whose tragic, avoidable death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better training. In July 2022, the Health and Care Act set out a new requirement that CQC registered health and social care providers must ensure their staff receive learning disability and autism training appropriate to their role. Oliver’s Training is the government’s preferred and recommended programme. Those working in the North East and North Cumbria can now access Tier 1 of this training, which consists of an elearning course, in addition to a 1-hour interactive online session …

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By Amy Aitken
May 29, 2024

Health literacy training sessions

Health literacy is about people being able to understand health information. It’s about us making it easier for them to do this. It’s talking to patients using everyday words. It’s writing to them in a way that’s clear. This helps our patients make informed choices about their health. The average reading age of adults in the UK is 9-11 years old. Half of adults find it hard to understand health information. So they struggle to use it to help their health and wellbeing. This creates health inequalities. The regional health literacy team are offering some new training sessions that will help you to understand health literacy and how to use …

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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 – Developing the right approach to equity, diversity and inclusion

Brought to you by Boost in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, this Lunch & Learn session on 22 April 2024 saw Hamid Motraghi (Deputy Director of People & Culture, North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board) deliver a presentation on ‘Developing the right approach to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion’. 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 raised awareness around equity, diversity, and inclusion, outlining the legal duties …

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By Amy Aitken
May 22, 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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By Amy Aitken
April 19, 2024

Tackling health inequalities in healthcare – a course in collaboration with the University of Sunderland

Health inequalities are avoidable and unfair differences in health – these can be differences in access, experience, and outcomes. Across the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System we care about all of our patients, and we want to deliver better health and wellbeing for all. Following the success of the first ‘tackling health inequalities’ programme last year, we are delighted to share this excellent opportunity on behalf of the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board, who are funding a further 16 places in 2024 for the wider workforce. Available at degree and master’s level with the University of Sunderland, the course will look at unfair and …

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By Amy Aitken
March 27, 2024

Registration now open: FranklinCovey Webinar Series

The North East and Yorkshire Leadership Academy (NEYLA) are excited to announce a series of Franklin Covey webinars running from March to May 2024. Franklin Covey helps organisations to achieve results that require lasting changes in human behaviour. The topics in this webinar series focus on some of the biggest leadership challenges facing senior and executive leaders. The content of each webinar is based on timeless principles of human effectiveness and is designed to help people change both their mindset and their behaviour. The webinar series is designed to be flexible – attend one or attend all, dependent on the specific individual and organisational challenges you currently face. Each workshop …

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By Amy Aitken
March 1, 2024

Get involved! International Women’s Day 2024

International Women’s Day is a time for celebration and a time to reflect on how far women have come, and the need to continue to raise awareness of the inequalities women still face. There is lots planned in the lead up to the day, and you can take part in the celebrations by signing up to the events available… North East North Cumbria (NENC) Integrated Care Board (ICB) International Women’s Day Webinar: A NENC ICB International Women’s Day webinar will be held on Thursday 7 March 2024, 2:00pm – 3:00pm. The theme for 2024 is ‘#InspireInclusion’, and this webinar will embody that through the sharing of lived experiences and a discussion …

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By Amy Aitken
March 1, 2024

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