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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

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

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

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

My home, my care, my way – Housing health conference

Good and better housing is crucial for the mental and physical health of our communities – this was the focus of an event held earlier this month which brought together colleagues from across the region. The event was part of the North East and North Cumbria housing, health and care programme, which has been established to build on the collaborative work already underway across our region to tackle and mobilise on this important issue. Our programme is the region’s sector led improvement initiative focused on delivering better, more integrated housing, care, and support so that people can be healthy, live well, and stay independent in their own home. The programme …

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By Amy Aitken
May 29, 2024

LUNCH & LEARN recording – Improving outcomes in patients with heart failure across Tees Valley – a quality improvement project

Brought to you by Boost in collaboration with North Cumbria Knowledge and Library Service, this Lunch & Learn session on 9 May 2024 saw Professor Ahmet Fuat (GPSI Cardiology, Darlington) deliver a presentation on ‘Improving outcomes in patients with Heart Failure across Tees Valley – a quality improvement project’. 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 summarised the evidence base for early diagnosis and optimal management of heart failure. Professor Fuat …

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By Amy Aitken
May 15, 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

Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) essentials programme for the North East and North Cumbria

We are pleased to share the details of an upcoming leadership development programme, which is brought to you by the NHS Leadership Academy in partnership with the Healthcare Project and Change Association. The programme, which is aligned with the NHS Project and Change Capability Framework, is designed for healthcare leaders, and focuses on providing a thorough grasp of the Senior Responsible Owner role in the healthcare sector. It offers participants specialised tools, techniques and continuous peer networking support to facilitate successful and lasting transformative change in healthcare organisations. The course outcomes include: Gain a deeper understanding of the Senior Responsible Owner’s role and challenges, along with practical skills to drive …

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By Amy Aitken
April 19, 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

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