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 identify […]

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. […]

Bringing together a regional pre-doctoral clinical and practitioner network

In November, NHIP Academy hosted a webinar to launch the Regional PCAF Community. This is a new initiative to link colleagues across the North East and North Cumbria who are on the PCAF pathway. PCAF is the HEE-NIHR Integrated Clinical and Practitioner Academic Programme, and the purpose of the community is to bring together anyone […]

New manager for Diagnostics NE and Therapeutics NE

NHIP Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Mhairi Anderson as the new manager for Diagnostics NE (DxNE) and Therapeutics NE (TxNE). We welcome Mhairi Anderson who has been appointed as manager for Diagnostics NE and Therapeutics NE. This new role will play a key leadership role in the development and delivery of a […]

PCAF Community launch event

Join us at the PCAF Community launch event, Thursday 17th November We are making plans to create a PCAF (Practitioner Academic Fellowship) community across our region! This will support and inform colleagues in the North East and North Cumbria who are thinking about applying for a PCAF, or are already working towards one. To launch the […]

New Academy Manager for NHIP

We welcome Dr Amy Brown as Academy Manager for Newcastle Health Innovation Partners. Amy, who joined NHIP at the beginning of October, will work alongside Academy Director, Professor Dave Jones OBE, and NHIP Chief Operating Officer, Hannah Powell, to develop and deliver the Academy’s vision and plan. The Academy represents a flagship part of NHIP’s […]

WATCH BACK: NHIP Training Academy

How can NHIP help you to achieve your career aspirations? This hour long webinar provides you with information about the NHIP Academy, and how it can support you and your colleagues to achieve your career aspirations. Within the recording, you will find out how to become part of the Academy either as a trainee or […]

New Chief Operating Officer for NHIP

We welcome Hannah Powell as the new Chief Operating Officer for Newcastle Health Innovation Partners. Hannah joins us from the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where she has spent almost ten years as Directorate Manager, most recently for Clinical Research. Here, she has played an instrumental role in developing the research delivery infrastructure […]

Investing for the future

In this blog, NHIP Chief Operating Officer Peter Noble shares the successes of Newcastle Health Innovation Partners so far, and the impact and value to the North East and North Cumbria region. When Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) was accredited as a regional Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) in April 2020, it was not surprising […]

Levelling Up White Paper – Building on success

Responding to the Government’s landmark Levelling Up White Paper, our Chief Officer, Peter Noble, shares his views. Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) brings together leading clinicians and academics to improve the health of the region. Through new ways of working across partners, we have been successful in attracting new funding to improve our research, education […]

New NHIP appointments

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners’ Director, Professor David Burn, announces two key appointments to further strengthen the NHIP team.

NHIP Advanced Therapies: Satellite Engagement Event

WATCH BACK: Setting the scene for the future of Advanced Therapies, Professor John Isaacs and Professor David Burn introduced this NHIP event which brought together colleagues working in this space.

The Digital Surgeon: NHIP Lightning Talk

WATCH BACK: Professors Naeem Soomro and Professor Paul Watson discuss the vision to revolutionise surgical practice by harnessing the power of robotics and AI technologies.

NHIP: Asking the right questions?

In this blog, NHIP Chief Operating Officer Peter Noble discusses the role and function of Newcastle Health Innovation Partner and the benefits AHSCs bring to regions.

The Unequal Pandemic: NHIP Lightning Talk

WATCH BACK: ‘Unequal Pandemic: COVID-19 and Health Inequalities’ provided an inspiring Lightning Talk by Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health at Newcastle University, and Tom Hall, Director of Public Health at South Tyneside Council.

NHIP Global: Campus of the Future

WATCH BACK: Peter Noble, NHIP Chief Operating Officer, discusses the recent ‘Campus of the Future’ event which brought together global leaders to share perspectives on balancing the needs of a physical university with the emerging demands for health sciences learning and research.

Lightning Talk: Tackling COVID

WATCH BACK: NHIP’s Peter Noble reflects on the first in a series of Lightning Talks which explored the ways in which partners across the region have helped play a leading role in tackling the pandemic.

Ambition 2025

In this blog Newcastle Health Innovation Partners Chief Operating Officer, Peter Noble, reflects on “Ambition 2025”, NHIP’s recent celebration event held on 8th June.
The event saw 500 delegates register to hear from our five senior leaders and help shape future plans.

New Epilepsy Doctoral Training Hub for Newcastle

Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK) has awarded Newcastle University funding to create a Doctoral Training hub. This represents an investment of more than £500k to train and support new research students in the field of epilepsy.

Healthcare innovators to be celebrated at northern awards

Organised by the AHSN NENC, the Bright Ideas in Health Awards are open to individuals and teams from across the NHS, universities, and regional businesses and organisations working within the health sector.

Shaping future plans for Newcastle Health Innovation Partners

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) will showcase its early successes at its one-year anniversary event on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 where the NHIP’s five senior leaders will share insights on how partnership working has benefitted them.

NHIP welcomes NIHR CRN NENC director to strategy board

Leading regional clinician Professor Caroline Wroe has joined Newcastle Health Innovation Partners’ Strategy Board. Caroline is Clinical Director of the CRN NENC and will bring a wealth of valuable insight and expertise to NHIP.

BLOG: NHIP vision taking shape

As Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) approaches its one-year anniversary, our Chief Operating Officer, Peter Noble, gives an insight into some of the exciting plans on the horizon for our flourishing AHSC.
Newcastle Health Innovation Partners is moving at pace!

City leaders back groundbreaking new partnership

Collaborative Newcastle, an innovative and ambitious new partnership, seeking to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of everyone in Newcastle and transform the provision of health and social care in the City, has recently been launched.

Innovation Lab opens as part of Integrated Covid Hub

The innovation lab is part of the Integrated Covid Hub North East and hosted by Newcastle Hospitals.
The team at this specialist lab is working to accelerate the development and use of new Covid diagnostic tests.

Prestigious Fellowships awarded to local researchers

Congratulations to Colette Kirk and Simon Hackett who have both secured HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Senior Clinical Lectureship Fellowships.
The awards will improve the health of local people for the next 5 years.

Improving Education into Multiple Long Term Conditions

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners has brought together an Education and Training Group to close the gap between education into ageing and multiple long term conditions and the needs of the population.

Chief Operating Officer, Peter Noble

I’m delighted to join Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP). It is a wonderful achievement securing national accreditation, which has been long overdue and so congratulations to the leadership team for pulling this off and to everyone in the research community.

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