North East and Yorkshire Leadership Academy (NEYLA) in partnership with AffinaOD and NHS England and Improvements' Leadership and Lifelong Learning Team.

Facilitated by AffinaOD Team Specialist, join us for series of webinars on Reuniting As A Team After Covid-19: 

  • Reunite around shared purpose and a new direction
  • Take time out to reflect
  • Promote belonging
  • Value different experiences and manage conflict positively
  • Embrace Remote Working
  • Celebrate Success

Objectives of the webinars

  • Re-establish purpose, belonging and trust in your teams
  • Recover lost ground in terms of effective team functioning
  • Capture and build upon learning and innovation

To find out more and book visit the NEYLA website here...

This webinar was delivered as part of NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria's Supporting Children and Families theme.

Participatory action research is an approach that seeks to maximise the participation of the people whose life is the subject of the research in all stages of the research process, to ensure they are involved in taking action to find solutions.

Read more and watch the webinar here...

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW)’s Informatics Project Team is celebrating being shortlisted for a prestigious patient safety award.

The team has been shortlisted for Patient Safety Innovation of the Year in the HSJ Patient Safety Awards, which help drive improvements in culture and quality across the NHS by celebrating the teams and individuals putting safety first.

The Informatics Project Team has been recognised for its implementation of online consultation solution, OneConsultation.

The project is born from the Trust strategy to provide choice to patients and staff; and offer digital solutions as an option for care and treatment. CNTW began the project as a pilot in May 2019 and when the pandemic hit, it was rolled out from a small-scale project to Trust-wide in a matter of weeks.

Read the full article here...

Looking After You Too from NHS England are offering tailored sessions for managers and senior leaders to help to ensure all staff delivering frontline services feel supported to maintain their psychological wellbeing during Covid-19.

  • Individual coaching support available with a highly skilled and experienced coach
  • Space for you to offload the demands of what you are experiencing
  • Support with developing practical coping strategies and techniques

*Places are limited, for more information please contact the Hub on: 


Thousands of toddlers will be screened for an inherited gene that can cause early heart disease as part of a new national pilot programme.

Over the next two years, 30,000 children across England will be assessed using a heel prick blood test to identify if they have a ‘faulty gene’ which causes familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH).

Parents will be offered a heel prick blood test during their child’s routine immunisation appointment, which usually happens between the age of one and two.

AHSN NENC is one of seven AHSNs taking part in the Child-Parent Screening pilot programme, which will involve a number of GP practices across the region.

Read the full article here...

Child-Parent Screening: Rebecca’s story...

Catherine's blog: Child-parent screening - The best model for FH detection...

How the AHSN NENC will implement the child-parent screening pathway...