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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

March 27, 2017 News

Our Communications and Engagement team have travelled to London today to take part in the next stage of the selection process after being shortlisted in the Communications category for the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards. The shortlisted project is Making Health Simple – Right Place,...

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Child Health App Highly Commended at AHCM Awards

March 20, 2017 News

A Child Health App developed with support from NECS has received a “highly commended” rating in the Best Use of Digital Marketing category at the Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing Awards. The judges said that “…this was a beautifully...

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Better Health at Work Awards

March 20, 2017 News

Well done to the Health and Wellbeing Group from NECS who attended the Better Health at Work Awards event at Ramside Hall on Friday 17th  March. The group were successful in achieving the Silver Better Health at Work Award and were presented with the award during the evening. In...

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Child Health app shortlisted for two awards

March 14, 2017 News

A new app developed with support from NECS has been shortlisted for two national awards. The NHS Child Health app, which is available free through Google Play and the App Store, was launched last year by the North East Urgent and Emergency Care Network with help from the communications...

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#BigColourClash

March 13, 2017 News

Three Star Rating from the Service Desk Institute

February 8, 2017 News

The NECS ICT Service Desk has received a 3 star rating from the Service Desk Institute for the second year in a row. The Service Desk Accreditation process involves an intensive 2 day audit in areas such as policy and strategy, customer satisfaction, staff satisfaction and performance...

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Evaluation Event – Last Chance to Book

January 31, 2017 News

The NECS Research and Evidence Team are hosting an Evaluation Event on Thursday 16th February at the Durham Centre in Belmont.  The event will run from 8.45am to 1pm and is followed by a networking lunch. The event is aimed at NHS and healthcare staff, those responsible for making...

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Healthy Workplace

January 31, 2017 News

NECS has appointed a Work Placed Health Activator Intern to help staff to become more healthy and active.  Connor Greet is a Sport and Exercise graduate from Teesside University and will be working with NECS for three months as part of a pilot project for the Health and Wellbeing...

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Improving Value in Dementia Care – a research project in County Durham

January 30, 2017 Campaigns News

Dementia is a growing problem with no simple solution. It is a priority for the NHS and costs the UK about £26.3 billion each year – the equivalent of the energy bill for every household in the country. With many services integrated across many organisations, making improvements is no...

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

January 25, 2017 News

Congratulations to our Communications and Engagement team for being shortlisted in the Communications category for the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards. The shortlisted project is Making Health Simple – Right Place, First Time. During 2016 the team were asked by NHS South Tees CCG to...

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NECS Success: Better Health at Work – Silver Award

January 24, 2017 News

We are delighted to announce that NECS have been successful in achieving the Silver Better Health at Work Award. Our focus for the award was on the following campaigns: • Alcohol and drug awareness • Healthy eating and oral health • Men’s health • Stress and mental health A cycle to...

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Medical advice at your fingertips for parents

September 29, 2016 News

Parents and carers can now find NHS advice at their fingertips to help you look after their children’s health. Or you can also download the booklet The app gives easy to understand guidance on childhood illnesses, recognising when your child is unwell, and advice on when and where to...

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