In response to the recent announcement by the Department of Health to create 'Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs)', the North East and North Cumbria have submitted an application to become an AHSN.
Innovative Service Delivery is about enhancing service delivery by developing and sharing solutions that are more efficient, flexible, and better matched to the needs of the health service user.
As a result of the recent funding call HIEC NE will be supporting four projects under this category as part of Phase 2.
‘Telephone Recovery Service’, led by the Newcastle based charity, The Cyrenians, to offer a telephone support service for people with alcohol problems, run by trained volunteers in long term recovery.
A ‘Year of Care’ approach to support people with long term conditions to self-manage, based in primary care across the NHS North of Tyne locality, led by the pathfinder GP commissioning consortia, Care First North East.
‘A Good Death’, led by the social housing company, HomeGroup, focussed on the coordination and integration of care pathways to ensure a positive end of life experience across Tyneside.
‘BODY & Mind’, a brief therapeutic intervention based upon an established treatment in adults brought to a new audience to target obesity and depression in adolescents. A project led by Durham University and Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Trust.