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 a focus on sustainable healthcare.

The Sustainable Healthcare Satellite spans NHIP partners: Newcastle University; Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust; Newcastle City Council and Health Innovation North East North Cumbria.  It will also involve affiliate NHIP partner Northumbria University, as well as Insights North East.

During the launch workshop, the group discussed the purpose of the satellite as well as next steps to establish engagement. They also reviewed how they can plan and develop initiatives that lead to high-value funding applications.

The session was facilitated by Health Innovation North East North Cumbria.

James Dixon, Associate Director for Sustainability at Newcastle Hospitals and lead for the NHIP Sustainable Healthcare Satellite, said “Delivering environmentally sustainable health and care services is a priority for the anchor institutions within our city region. Bringing together knowledge experts from each NHIP Partner will seek to meet the challenge of securing much needed research funding to help our clinicians trial and deliver lower carbon care pathways.”

John Isaacs, who chairs NHIP’s Research and Innovation Strategy Group, said “there is no doubt in my mind that interdisciplinarity generates exciting research ideas and provides the varied skillsets needed to deliver ultimate impact. NHIP satellites are designed to generate interdisciplinary teams and this first meeting demonstrated the ideas and enthusiasm in the sustainable healthcare space across our Partners.”

For more information on how to get involved in the NHIP Sustainable Healthcare Satellite, please email

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