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The number of hospital mistakes so serious they should ‘never’ happen doubled in the North East last year, figures have revealed.


The North East has topped a national league table for driving clinical research which could save thousands of lives.


Medical researchers have expanded their 3D printing prototypes to include hearts that have the potential to work inside human beings.


A new search for the world’s best healthcare innovations to help improve patients’ lives launches on 14 June, focussing on key NHS priorities including mental health, primary care, and urgent and emergency care.


A multimillion pound award will give a boost to groundbreaking cancer research in Newcastle.


Gill Husband, lead for service improvement and innovation at the Institute for Learning, Research and Innovation at South Tees Hospital NHS FT, explains how taking a pathway approach is helping to unlock innovation and allowing people the space to sometimes ‘fail fast’.


Bionic hands for child amputees could soon be available on the NHS at a fraction of the usual cost - with help from meningitis survivor Tilly Lockey.


Using additive manufacturing techniques to produce synthetic human skin has been a goal for bioengineers for some years; it would greatly assist in procedures such as reconstructive surgery and treatment for severe burns.


An online tool is being launched by NICE’s Scientific Advice service to help medical device and diagnostics developers.


An £11m project to create new R&D facilities at AkzoNobel’s Gateshead plant are officially underway, a development which the global coatings firm believes will boost the region’s reputation as a leading player in the industry worldwide.


The Cervix Visual Assessment Guide (CVAG) is designed to assist primary care health professionals with the assessment and evaluation of the cervix. The CVAG is a visual educational tool developed by health professionals specialising in colposcopy and gynaecology.


A breakthrough by Newcastle scientists could see more children cured of a common cancer, but also a reducing in youngster’s suffering as they undergo lifesaving treatment.


Sunderland Royal Hospital’s new emergency department is due to open its doors later this week.


The National Health Service is to experiment with an artificially intelligent medical app as an alternative to NHS 111, the non-emergency helpline.


Innovations in healthcare products and services developed by NHS employees from across the Yorkshire and Humber and North East and North Cumbria regions are to be showcased at a dedicated event at Thirsk Racecourse on Thursday 13th October.


The Bio-Incubator space, located at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, will give early stage biotechnology and life sciences companies access to facilities and expertise to support innovations in biomedical research.


The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has announced that the infrastructure design of the National Healthcare Photonics Centre has officially started.


NHS England Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh visited the region to celebrate the very best innovations developed by healthcare staff in the North East and North Cumbria at the Bright Ideas in Health Awards.


The Finalists of the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2016 have been announced.  Shortlisted from over 200 entries the winners will be awarded at the ceremony on 23 June at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead.


The AHSN NENC new brochure is now available.


In this article from Chronicle Live, Dr Hakim Yadi of The Northern Health Science Alliance talks about the importance of health sciences for the Northern Powerhouse.


The Health Foundation has £1.5 million available for up to 20 teams to test and develop innovative ideas to improve health care delivery in the UK.


Hundreds of healthcare professionals gathered to recognise the innovative ideas of frontline staff at the 12th Bright Ideas in Health Awards.


The Innovation Pathway is a partnership between RTC North Limited and the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria Limited. It will deliver a brokerage between the NHS, other healthcare organisations and industry, and facilitate the commercialisation and use of emerging innovations, as well as driving high technology research and development.