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.

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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.

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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...

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.

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Showcasing Regional Innovations in Preparation For Surgery: Improving Patient Experience, Health Outcomes and Efficiencies

Thursday 9 September 2021, 09:00 to 12:00                                  

This meeting is for anyone and everyone interested in Prehabilitation/preparation for surgery from a clinical, academic, commissioning, providing and policy perspective. 

This workshop will introduce the concept of prehabiliatation/preparation for surgery and will showcase various regional innovations and approaches that have been rolled out across North East England. Research findings and evaluation results, funded by multiple external funding bodies, about improving the patient experience, health outcomes and service efficiencies from the region will be presented. This will also include an opportunity for questions, answers and open discussion on the issues raised and future directions surrounding potential service development and integration within the region. 

Who should attend?

These innovations are often delivered across multiple sectors and settings involving primary and secondary care, public health and the third sector. Therefore, the meeting has relevance for clinicians, healthcare professionals, commissioners, providers, policy experts and the academic community.

What will I gain from this?

Insight into the exciting innovations across the region and robust evidence regarding patient outcomes and NHS efficiencies. The event will also provide facilitated opportunities where participants can reflect on the findings, and shape meaningful recommendations for collaborative cross-sector working for future policy, practice and research in the region.

This event will take place on the Zoom platform with video or dial in options available. Details will be circulated nearer to the event.

Visit the event page on the Fuse website...