Working together to help to reduce health inequalities by Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health in Gateshead and Newcastle

I have worked in a broad range of senior public health roles across Tyne and Wear and I am passionate about improving health and wellbeing with a particular focus on tackling the unfair inequalities faced by some communities. I believe that effective action to address these inequalities requires dedicated effort across the determinants of health […]

Collaboration – The cornerstone of diagnostic innovation

By Mhairi Anderson, Operations Manager at Diagnostics North East   Diagnostics play a fundamental role in supporting healthcare professionals to make better, more informed decisions for their patients.  However, to make meaningful leaps forward, and translate innovations into practice, collaboration is key. By working together and harnessing our collective skills and expertise, the North East […]

How we are stronger together in rare disease research

By Professor David Jones OBE, Director of Newcastle Centre for Rare Disease   In Newcastle, we are incredibly proud of our long and distinguished history of excellence in rare disease research and clinical care.   I’d like to mark this year’s Rare Disease Day (29 February 2024) by reflecting on some of the remarkable work […]

How new research could help patients with persistent dental pain

By Dr Jamie Coulter, Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences   Dental decay is the most common non-transmissible disease worldwide and frequently results in an acutely painful condition commonly known as toothache. At this stage many patients seek care at a dentist resulting in either an extraction or root canal of the […]

Working together to improve research into suicide and self-harm

A new research collaborative has been established to help prevent suicides and reduce self-harm across our region.   The North East North Cumbria Suicide and Self-Harm Research Collaborative brings together regional university partners, health and care system providers and people with personal experience to increase the scope, reduce any gaps and enhance the impact of […]

How working together can help overcome the complexity of mental health research

By Professor Hamish McAllister-Williams, Professor of Affective Disorders and lead at the Northern Centre for Mood Disorders (NCMD) which is a collaboration between Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW) and Newcastle University. Mental health is, by its very nature, inherently complex.  This inevitably makes mental health research complicated and diverse – with many mental […]

How partners are working together to drive innovation in advanced therapies

By Dr Mark Jarvis, Director of Newcastle Advanced Therapies at Newcastle Hospitals  Across Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) we are harnessing the potential of innovations in advanced therapies by working together, for the benefit of patients.   Advanced therapies are innovative biological medicines which are providing new and exciting ways to treat disease and injury. […]

How partnership working has enhanced mental health interventions for autistic children

By Dr Vicki Grahame, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW) and the Clinical Lead for the Complex Neurodevelopmental Disorders Service (CNDS), at Walkergate Park. Today (10 October) is World Mental Health Day and in this blog, I want to take the opportunity to thank all of my academic, […]

Professor Caroline Wroe, Clinical Director of the NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria, on ‘distributed leadership’ in research delivery

Distributed leadership in health and care has been defined as – “an approach to leadership that endorses work practices that combine knowledge, abilities and skills of many individuals… thus creating opportunities for leadership to emerge from individuals at all grades and levels within a team or organisation” (Curtis et al., 2021).   In my role […]

Dr Nicola Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer at the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria discusses the value of collaboration and tapping into the region’s world-leading health expertise to support and accelerate innovation.

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is firmly embedded within the regional health and care sector. Over the last 10 years we have supported the development, spread and adoption of hundreds of innovations. We act as part of the interface between health and social care, industry, and […]

The importance of collaborative working to tackle inequalities and improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of people in the North East. By Pam Smith, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council

I am a firm believer of working in partnership with organisations across the city to deliver the best possible outcomes for our residents and businesses.   As part of the Newcastle Health Innovation Partnership (NHIP) we work together with key organisations to collaborate on research and innovation to bring about positive health and economic improvements […]

James Duncan, Chief Executive at CNTW, reflects on the benefits of collaborative working

As Chief Executive of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW), I have witnessed the benefits our collaboration with Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) has delivered for the people we treat and support, our staff, and the communities we serve. Our Trust provides mental health, learning disability and neurorehabilitation services across the north […]

Dame Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive Officer at Newcastle Hospitals, looks at how partnership working strengthens the research journey from ‘bench to bedside’

Leading one of the most successful NHS teaching hospitals in the country, I see first-hand every day that research and education work best when partners work together. At Newcastle Hospitals, our research excellence is recognised nationally and internationally in areas including but not limited to ageing, cancer, child health, diagnostics, robotic surgery, advanced therapeutics, microbiology, […]

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