NHIP Academy: Meet our Community – Dr Laura Jardine

Dr Laura Jardine   Dr Laura Jardine is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University and an Honorary Haematologist at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has been awarded a Clinician Scientist Fellowship by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to assess a new method of characterising leukaemias based on gene expression.   Clinical […]

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 […]

Funding to support dementia care research

Newcastle has secured over £500,000 to develop the next generation of research leaders in dementia.   The funding was awarded to Newcastle University, with support from Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) Academy, and includes £262,000 from the Alzheimer’s Society, which was match funded with a further £262,000 by the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). […]

Advanced therapies finalist in awards

Newcastle’s pioneering advanced therapies service has reached the finals for Laboratory of the Year and Team of the Year in the Institute of Biomedical Science Awards 2024. One of the leading centres in advanced therapies and bone marrow stem cell transplantation, the team of 24 led by director Mark Jarvis works closely with clinicians and researchers to process […]

Pioneering Natasha trial may help children with food allergies live without fear of reaction

The Great North Children’s Hospital (GNCH), part of Newcastle Hospitals, is one of nine hospitals taking part in the pioneering Natasha clinical trial. 28 children and young people with milk or peanut allergies are currently taking part in the £2.5m trial, funded by The Natasha Allergy Research Foundation. It uses daily doses of everyday food […]

Newcastle Hospitals treats 100th adult CAR T-cell patient

Highly skilled medics and scientists at Newcastle Hospitals are working together to bring the most innovative advanced therapies to patients and have delivered CAR T-cell therapy to the 100th person. Doctors and specialist nurses in the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman Hospital are working with scientist colleagues in Newcastle Hospitals’ advanced therapies team […]

NHIP Sustainable Healthcare survey

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) would like your input to help shape its newly launched Sustainable Healthcare Satellite. The satellite aims to build a community across NHIP to facilitate collaboration and enhance the ability of our local partnership to respond to opportunities in this area. We would like to hear from any colleagues who are […]

New £12 million research centre to improve studies of rare disease

A new £12 million research centre has been launched to improve clinical trials for patients with rare diseases.   Globally, there are more than 300 million people living with rare diseases, yet clinical trials for them are often challenging and can be a major limiting step in getting new treatments to patients.   Now experts […]

Newcastle recognised for excellence nationally by Brain Cancer Mission

The paediatric neuro-oncology collaboration between Newcastle University and Hospitals’ has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission. After a comprehensive national review, The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM) announced a new network of 15 brain tumour centres for children, of which Newcastle was among six to be nationally […]

Diagnostics North East Annual Conference 2024 – Post event review

“How can diagnostic innovation be the saviour of the NHS?”   On Friday 19th April 2024, Diagnostics North East (DxNE) were delighted to host their sold-out annual conference “How can diagnostic innovation be the saviour of the NHS?”. Held at Newcastle upon Tyne’s state of the art venue, “The Catalyst”, the event brought together over […]

New patient and public advisory group

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) has launched a new Public Partnerships Task and Finish Group to help shape it’s work and improve health and care research.   The group consists of patients, carers and interested members of the public from across NHIP’s partner organisations, who all met together for the first time this week. They […]

Funding boost for next generation of clinical cancer scientists

Clinical academics specialising in cancer research in Newcastle can now access support at every stage of their career development journey. Newcastle University has secured almost £1.5m from Cancer Research UK to continue its prestigious Clinical Academic Training Programme over the next five years. This will provide five fully funded PhD clinical fellowships and five bursaries […]

AI could personalise treatment for psoriasis patients

A Newcastle researcher has received funding to investigate how artificial intelligence (AI) could predict the effectiveness of psoriasis treatments for individual patients. Dr Amaani Hussain specialises in Dermatology at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is a Clinical Research Fellow at Newcastle University. She has been awarded a Clinical Research Training Fellowship from […]

Sickle cell patients to benefit from £1.5M technology investment

Hundreds of children, young people, and adults across England suffering from sickle cell disease will soon benefit from better care closer to where they live, following the announcement of a £1.5M investment in 25 red blood cell exchange devices. Funding for the Spectra Optia® Apheresis System devices has been distributed to 22 NHS trusts*, with the […]

Mystery of unexplained kidney disease revealed to patients

Scientists have identified a new method of analysing genomic data in a major discovery that means patients with unexplained kidney failure are finally getting a diagnosis. Experts at Newcastle University have worked with data from Genomics England 100,000 Genomes project to establish a diagnosis in patients with unexplained kidney failure. There are numerous reasons for […]

Freeman Hospital first in the world to administer ‘anti-cancer injection’

Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital has become the first hospital in the world to administer an ‘anti-cancer injection’ which considerably reduces the amount of time it takes administer treatment. Atezolizumab (Tencentriq®) is an immunotherapy treatment that works by helping the immune system – which protects the body against illness and infection – to find and attack cancer cells. The drug is […]

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 […]

Clinical trial finds vaccine for common respiratory illness is safe and effective

Published results from a Moderna-sponsored clinical trial – ConquerRSV – show that a new vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is safe and effective. RSV is common and causes symptoms similar to a cold. The virus is usually mild, but older people, young children and those with a weakened immune system can become very ill. There’s no specific […]

Inspirational women in research

This International Women’s Day 2024, we are celebrating the women who work in research and inspire us every day.   At Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP), we work with a multitude of talented female researchers across our partnership every day.  Here is a snapshot of just some of the many outstanding women researchers across our […]

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 […]

NHIP Academy: Meet our Community – Dr Michael Keogh

Dr Michael Keogh is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Neurology, who is currently part of the NHIP Senior Clinical Fellow/Honorary Consultant Career Development Programme. NHIP Senior Clinical Fellow/Honorary Consultant posts support individuals for five years post-completion of clinical training (CCT). The programme provides Dr Keogh with the flexibility to dedicate 50 percent […]

Launch of NHIP Sustainable Healthcare Satellite

Representatives from across Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) came together on 15 February 2024 to launch the new NHIP Sustainable Healthcare Satellite. The new satellite will unite NHIP partners across the theme of sustainability – to promote and enhance collaborative research across our region. The ultimate aim is to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary research with […]

Newcastle neuromuscular centre recognised for outstanding care

The John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, part of the The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University , has received a prestigious Centre of Excellence award from leading national charity, Muscular Dystrophy UK. The charity for more than 110,000 children and adults in the UK living with one of over 60 […]

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 […]

North East Innovation Lab marks three-year milestone with specialist services to meet the requirements of test developers

The North East Innovation Lab is celebrating its three year milestones since the team was brought together to accelerate the development of diagnostics.   Located in state-of-art facilities in the Biosphere, part of the life science quarter Newcastle Helix, the lab has a team of nine scientists.   The team offers responsive specialist services to […]

Multimillion pound rehabilitation trial for children with neurodisability

Newcastle is leading a clinical trial to assess how parents and professionals can support young children with neurodisability to develop independence in everyday self-care tasks.   The Children’s Early Self-Care Support (CHESS) trial has been made possible thanks to £2.3million funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). It is set to be […]

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 […]

New appointment to get more undergraduates into research

Dr Helen Devine has been appointed as the new Academic Strand Lead (Research) at Newcastle University Medical School, supporting the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme.   We met with Helen to chat about her new role and its importance to the work of the NHIP Academy.   Congratulations on your new role, […]

£30M study paves the way for new treatments for people with cirrhosis

The most extensive clinical study into liver cirrhosis ever conducted worldwide has been announced. It involves Newcastle University, University of Edinburgh and leading research-driven global biopharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim. The ADVANCE (Accelerating Discovery: Actionable NASH Cirrhosis Endpoints) study will be the most detailed observational study of its kind enrolling the largest number of patients and providing […]

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 […]

Celebrating the first national award in palliative care research

Dr Felicity Dewhurst becomes the first to receive national award in palliative care research. Dr Dewhurst is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Oswald’s Hospice and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University. Dr Dewhurst has recently received a prestigious National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Advanced Fellowship making her the […]

ADHD study recognised at international conference

A study that could change the way patients are diagnosed with ADHD has been recognised at an international conference. Dr Rajesh Nair, a consultant psychiatrist at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW) completed a project at Newcastle University on ‘Multimodal Sensing and AI in ADHD Detection’. This was presented at the 2023 […]

A festive message and thank you

  As we approach the end of 2023, Professor David Burn, NHIP Director, reflects on our journey here at NHIP and how the spirit of collaboration has shone through our partnership.   You can read his full message here: Christmas message – Newcastle Health Innovation Partners

NHIP broadens horizons with new PPIE appointment

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) welcome Kasia Kurowska as Head of Public Partnership. This new role will have responsibility for strategically leading public partnership activities for NHIP and the Clinical Research Directorate (CRD) within Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Kasia joins us with a wealth of knowledge, including four years as the Patient and Public […]

Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit appoints Clinical Deputy Director

Tom Hellyer has been appointed as Clinical Deputy Director for the Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU). Tom will be working with directors to provide clinical and strategic leadership for the unit. ​ NCTU supports the design and development of high-quality clinical trials and clinical studies. These studies investigate the efficacy, effectiveness and efficiency of therapeutic, […]

NHIP welcomes new Advisory Board

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP), an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) that brings together excellence in research, health education and patient care, has appointed its Advisory Board.   NHIP’s advisory board will provide independent specialist advice to help support its aim to bring together partners to improve the physical and mental health of its local […]

Newcastle receives national award to help develop and support careers in Clinical Education research

Newcastle has received funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to continue the Incubator for Clinical Education Research (ClinEdR) that was first established in 2020 to develop the capacity of clinical education research nationally. The NIHR Incubator programme encourages networking, training and career development support for health and care professionals. Each […]

New Community Health Bus hits the road in Newcastle

A new purpose-built Community Health Bus, staffed by Newcastle University Pharmacy students, has been launched in the city. The bus provides a range of health services, including blood pressure checks, cholesterol monitoring, diabetes advice, health signposting and more, for adults aged 18 and over. The services are being provided by a partnership between Newcastle GP […]

Newcastle Hospitals to expand vital healthcare research and diagnostics partnerships thanks to multimillion-pound investment

Newcastle Hospitals is expanding vital research and diagnostic partnerships to strengthen its role at the forefront of advanced clinical trials and innovation.  The trust has received £3 million from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to establish one of 14 HealthTech Research Centres across the country, which will develop and evaluate new […]

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. […]

NHIP Academy support Consultant to advance research into dementia internationally

Dr Stella-Maria Paddick, Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University and Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a Clinical Academic Research Partnership (CARP) fellowship by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to advance her research into cognitive impairment and dementia. […]

Researchers develop innovative technique for distinguishing tumour from normal tissue

Patients from Newcastle Hospitals have played a part in a study which aims to distinguish healthy tissue from tumour tissues. Removing a patient’s tumour while sparing healthy tissue requires precision, but often surgeons must rely on their eyes and hands to determine where to cut. A team of researchers from Mass General Brigham, a leading […]

Hundreds more to receive free health check at community clinic in Newcastle

More than 700 people in Newcastle received help and support to lead happier and healthier lifestyles last year, thanks to a collaboration between Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University’s School of Pharmacy. The Young@Heart drop-in clinic is located within the Grainger Market and is open to members of the local community between 9am and 3pm […]

NHIP Academy: Meet our Community

Dr Susanna Mills   Dr Susanna Mills is a medically qualified public health doctor. From September 2024, she will be embarking on a Newcastle University Academic Track (NUAcT) Clinical Academic Fellowship, where she will be aiming to identify and address excess weight amongst people living with severe mental illness, in hospital and the wider community. […]

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, […]

NHIP Academy Grows Team

Max Liang has joined NHIP Academy as their new Intelligence and Data Strategy Manager. He will be responsible for creating systems that effectively manage the data and intelligence held by NHIP Academy. This information will be an invaluable tool for informing how the Academy best supports colleagues with their career progression. The data will inform […]

Clinical Academics in Training Symposium

NHIP Academy’s Annual Clinical Academic Training Pathway Symposium showcased the region’s clinical academics (medics and dentists) in training. The event is held in partnership with Health Education England North East and the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). It brings together clinical academics from across disciplines to present their work, and to develop […]

New website to help put the public at heart of research

A new free digital planning tool is available to help researchers put patients and the public at the heart of their work. Plan4PPIE.com is an online planner, funded and developed by NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), in collaboration with the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University. It was designed to support researchers and […]

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 […]

Newcastle nurse awarded first clinical academic research partnership

Dr Lorraine Cowley is the first nurse to receive a prestigious national research fellowship. Genetic Counsellor and former Oncology Nurse Dr Cowley, from Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University, has been awarded a Clinical Academic Research Partnership (CARP) fellowship by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and National Institute for Health and Care […]

MP shown the possibilities of health and care research

Liz Twist MP visited experts at the International Centre for Life to learn about how Newcastle is leading the way in rare disease and mental health research. The Labour MP for Blaydon, Liz Twist also chairs the Westminster All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) on Rare, Genetic and Undiagnosed Conditions, and Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention. Today […]

NHIP Welcomes NHS Graduate Trainees

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) is pleased to welcome two graduate trainees to the team over an eight week period. Lauren Scrafton and Elena Smith join us from the NHS Graduate Training Scheme (GMTS) which introduces graduates to health service management, providing support in developing knowledge and skills, including hands-on experience. Lauren joins us to […]

NHIP Academy introduce new Fellows Forum

The Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) Academy Fellows Forum is a new peer-to-peer support network.   The forum is for researchers working with NHIP Academy and will offer a programme of events to share best practice and network.   If you are a clinician, healthcare, public health or social care professional or methodologist working with […]

Newcastle awarded 42 training fellowship posts by the NIHR

Newcastle has been awarded 42 training posts to support the next generation of clinical academics. Funding from the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) will support the posts, which include 28 medical Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs), two dental ACFs and 12 medical Clinical Lectureships (CLs) for researchers across a wide range of clinical […]

Pioneering treatment highly effective for rare kidney disease

A pioneering drug for a rare kidney disease prevents organ failure and significantly improves the outcome for patients, new research has confirmed.   Atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS) is a genetic life-threatening condition caused by a defect in the immune system which leads to kidney failure.   Newcastle University carried out clinical trials into the […]

Newcastle granted national award to unlock talent in methodology health and care research

Newcastle has received funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Incubator award to grow capacity in applied health and care research methodology.   Established in 2018, the NIHR Incubator programme encourages networking, training and career development support for health and care professionals. Each incubator works with local stakeholders to help them […]

Research helping to identify infants at risk of type 1 diabetes

Newcastle Hospitals’ biggest study to date is helping to identify infants at risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the pancreas making insufficient insulin, a hormone which helps the body use glucose (sugar) for energy. It affects one in every 250 children born in the UK and a child is […]

Funding boost to tackle public health and social care issues

More than £37 million has been awarded to Newcastle University to tackle important public health and social care issues and grow efficient and impactful research outside and within the NHS.   The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has announced it will invest in a newly established Research Support Service (RSS), RSS Public […]

Advanced Therapies seminar success

We were delighted to welcome Dr Cristiano Scottà to present the first seminar of the NHIP Advanced Therapies seminar series on Wednesday 19th July. Dr Scottà joined us from the Peter Gorer Department of Immunobiology at King’s College London, where he is a Translational Research Coordinator specialising in regulatory T cells. The seminar gave a […]

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 […]

Graeme Chapman is new chair of Newcastle Health Innovation Partners

Graeme Chapman has been appointed chair of Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) Strategy Board. NHIP is the Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) for the region and brings together five partner organisations to deliver excellence in research, health education and patient care. Our partners are Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council, Cumbria, […]

Newcastle to co-ordinate national consortium in rare diseases following £14m investment

Newcastle is set to be the central co-ordination and administrative hub for a new platform bringing together UK strengths in rare disease research. It will also make a major contribution to the research programmes that make up the platform. The UK Rare Disease Research Platform has been established with a £14 million investment over five […]

NIHR announces Research Support Service to establish new pre- and post-application support for researchers

The NIHR has announced a newly-established Research Support Service from 1 October 2023. The scheme replaces the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) and NIHR Clinical Trial Units (CTU) Support Funding, which both end on 30 September 2023. The NIHR Research Support Service (RSS) will provide researchers, especially those applying for and in receipt of NIHR funding, […]

Shaping the Future: Celebrating NHS75

Today (5 July 2023) is the 75th birthday of the NHS and we are celebrating how our partners are shaping the future of the NHS through research. The NHS has delivered huge medical advances and improvements to health outcomes over the last 75 years. Research has been critical to driving these improvements, including medicines, vaccines, […]

NHIP Academy: Meet our Community

Dr James Faraday   Dr James Faraday is a Speech and Language Therapist and a Clinical Educator supporting Newcastle’s Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals though the multi-layered research landscape. He is an Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Dementia Fellow with a Dementia Career Development Award funded by the ARC NENC and the NIHR Three Schools […]

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 […]

Newcastle researcher wins prestigious prize

Dr Chris Lamb has been awarded the 2023 Sir Francis Avery Jones Medal from the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) for his work in translational gastroenterology research. This award is highly prestigious within its field – previous winners include Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, and Professor Dave Jones, Professor of Liver Immunology at […]

NIHR North East and North Cumbria Methodology Internships 

This is an exciting opportunity for promising undergraduates to experience research in applied health research methodology. The aim of the scheme is to encourage people to consider a career as a health research methodologist. Nine funded internships are available across a range of methodological disciplines. There are 15 projects to choose from, available in biostatistics, […]

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners go #Red4Research

Today (16 June 2023) marks #Red4Research day, bringing together all those involved, undertaking, and supporting research. Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) works collaboratively to translate world-class research and innovation into real world benefit, so raising awareness for all those contributing to research with #Red4Research is crucial. To signify our support, key individuals from across our partner […]

NortHFutures: New Digital Health Hub across the North East and North Cumbria

Newcastle University is leading a groundbreaking £4.17m Digital Health Hub for the North East and North Cumbria (NENC), in collaboration with five regional universities, and seven NHS Trusts within the Integrated Care System (ICS) for NENC. The EPSRC-funded Northern Health Futures (NortHFutures) hub aims to create a world-leading healthcare technology (health-tech) research and innovation ecosystem […]

Collaboration is keeping our communities healthy

Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University’s School of Pharmacy have united to create the Young@Heart clinic – a partnership project which offers student-led health checks for the local community. The drop-in clinic is located within the Grainger Market and is open to members of the local community between 9am and 3pm (term time) on Tuesdays […]

NHIP: Our Journey So Far

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) is pleased to announce the return of its popular Lightning Talk series. Lightning Talks are designed to stimulate debate, questions, and curiosity from NHIP stakeholders. They also aim to raise awareness of the incredible work taking place across NHIP organisations for the benefit of patients and the population. Typically, the […]

Routes To Research

The NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria is pleased to announce the launch of Routes to Research, a new website to engage health and care staff in research. It includes a wealth of information, resources and links to help healthcare professionals get started in research, develop their expertise and connect with other […]

Boost for mental health research in Newcastle

People with mental health conditions are set to benefit from a £42.7 million government investment into research across the UK – which will also benefit research in Newcastle. The ‘Mental Health Mission’, part of the government’s Life Sciences Vision, aims to accelerate research across the UK and attract private investment to potentially benefit millions of […]

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 […]

Celebrating Clinical Trails Day 2023

Clinical Trials Day is celebrated globally on 20 May to recognize the day that James Lind, a ship’s surgeon in the British Royal Navy, started what is considered the first randomized clinical trial. The trial’s purpose was to study the effects of different treatments on scurvy in sailors in 1774.   To mark Clinical Trials Day […]

Tonsillectomy both clinically and cost effective for adults

Scientists say tonsil removal is both clinically and cost effective for adults who get recurrent severe sore throats. The biggest study of its kind, carried out by Newcastle University, revealed that patients who had a tonsillectomy had 50% less sore throats over two years, compared to patients who did not undergo tonsillectomy. Published yesterday (17 […]

NHIP Academy Launch Success

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) Academy held their launch event on 27 April 2023 in the David Shaw Lecture Theatre within Newcastle University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences. NHIP Academy unlocks career development opportunities for the next generation of health and care researchers. It offers a range of training programmes for individuals looking to establish, progress […]

NHIP Welcomes Triple Appointment

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP), the Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) for our area, welcomes three new recruits.   The recent appointment of Sian Johnson, Anna Irvin and Holly-Ann Carl has bolstered the NHIP team as the AHSC goes from strength to strength. Sian Johnson joins NHIP as the new Operations Administrator. Sian brings with […]

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, […]

Wearable technologies can reliably measure fatigue and disturbed sleep in chronic disease

Newcastle Hospitals is leading the IDEA-FAST study, which aims to find effective ways to monitor symptoms in patients with chronic disease. The study involved patients with neurodegenerative and inflammatory diseases, where fatigue can have a major impact on quality of life. One of the common side effects of chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory […]

NHIP Academy: Meet our Community

Dr Ken Baker Dr Ken Baker is a Senior Clinical Fellow at Newcastle University and an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at the Newcastle Freeman Hospital. He was awarded a PhD from Newcastle University in 2018 for his work on identifying predictors of drug-free remission for patients with rheumatoid arthritis at the Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). […]

NHIP Academy Know Your Funder event series

NHIP Academy is proud to introduce a new series of events where researchers can hear directly from funders about personal awards and fellowship schemes, including doctoral and advanced/post-doctoral fellowships. The Know Your Funder series will see speakers give an overview of the different schemes available to health and care researchers on the career development pathway. […]

NHIP Academy: Meet our Community

Dr Sunil Bhopal We are delighted to begin a series of articles introducing some of our NHIP Academy community – sharing the stories of their research journeys and careers so far. The first features Dr Sunil Bhopal, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics at Newcastle University and final year specialty registrar at the Newcastle upon […]

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners launches new animation

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) has launched a new animation to explain its role as a prestigious Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) for our area. The new animation helps to explain how the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NHIR) and NHS England designate the status of AHSC to regional partnerships and how this […]

Sign up for the NHIP Academy Launch: Careers Re-imagined

You can now register to attend the launch of NHIP Academy, entitled ‘Careers Reimagined’ on Thursday 27 April 2023. NHIP Academy unlocks career development opportunities for the next generation of health and care researchers. It offers a range of training programmes for individuals looking to establish, progress or navigate their academic career – from internships […]

Cancer test designed by Newcastle scientists could improve survival rates

The innovative work of a team of Newcastle scientists is allowing more people to be tested and treated for certain cancers in other major cities across England. The new test – which has been used for patients in the north east and north Cumbria since January 2022 – provides an improved ability to screen individuals […]

International Women’s Day: Some of the researchers who inspire us

International Women’s Day (8 March) is a time to celebrate the achievements of women across the globe. At Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP), we work with a multitude of inspirational female researchers across our partnership every day.  Here is a snapshot of just some of the many outstanding women researchers across our area for International […]

NIHR DCAF for Newcastle Physiotherapist

Paul McCallion is a physiotherapist at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital where he specialises in respiratory conditions and in particular bronchiectasis – a long term condition that affects the airways in the lungs. Affecting over 300,000 people in the UK alone, bronchiectasis causes widening of the airways which can become inflamed with thick mucus. This is often […]

Newcastle BRC researchers win prestigious national honour

Researchers from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) have been appointed or re-appointed as Senior Investigators – a title given to the most outstanding leaders in the NIHR research community. NIHR Senior Investigators are among the most prominent and prestigious researchers funded by the NIHR. They help guide research capacity development and enhance the career […]

Pioneering new method set to revolutionise life-saving transplant system

A pioneering new method to assess the quality of organs for donation is set to revolutionise the transplant system, saving lives and tens of millions of pounds. The digital health package, which has received over £1 million in funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), works in the same way as […]

Working together to improve the lives of people with a Rare Disease

This Rare Disease Day (28 February 2023) we are shining a light on the incredible work delivered by partners across Newcastle in rare disease research and care delivery.  As a centre of research excellence, Newcastle has a distinguished history of research and clinical care in rare disease. It is home to the Newcastle Centre of Research […]

NHIP welcomes new Communications Team

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners is proud to announce the appointment of new Head of Communications, Melanie Armstrong, and Communications Officer, Bethany White Burley. The newly created communications function will work alongside Pro-vice Chancellor Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University and Director of NHIP, Professor David Burn and NHIP Chief Operating Officer, Hannah Powell to increase […]

PCAF community – expressions of interest for steering group

NHIP Academy has opened expressions of interest for a PCAF steering group, to help shape the PCAF community for the North East and North Cumbria. In November last year, NHIP Academy launched the regional PCAF community, to support and equip people who are at any point on the “PCAF pathway”. This includes those who are […]

APPLY NOW: NHIP Senior Clinical Fellow/Honorary Consultant posts

The NHIP Senior Clinical Fellow/Honorary Consultant posts are now open for applications. Applications are invited from medical and dental graduates who are at or close to the end of their clinical specialty training and have their certificate of completion of training (CCT) or are within six months of their CCT at the time of application. […]

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