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Save the Date – Shared Decision Making for High Value Care – 21st June

May 24, 2017 News

At this event, we will present the evidence for the value of shared decision making, where it fits within the patient pathway and how it can be deployed to ensure effective use of resources. There will be a clinical focus on Musculo-skeletal care during the afternoon interactive...

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Public asked to think carefully about using GP services as the NHS brings its IT systems back online

May 14, 2017 News

GP practices across the North East and North Cumbria will be open as usual on Monday, but many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber-attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world. Some...

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Region’s NHS reassures public following global cyber attack and asks for help in using services wisely

May 14, 2017 News

NHS providers in the North East and North Cumbria are reassuring patients and the public following the cyber attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world. A number of NHS organisations in the North East and North Cumbria have been...

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NECS Achieves Equality and Diversity Partner Status

April 11, 2017 News

NECS was awarded NHS Employers Equality and Diversity Partner status for 2016/17 at an event held last week. We were awarded partner status by demonstrating our commitment to delivering exemplary service against the following criteria: – improving patient access and experience...

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Update from Evaluation Information Sharing Event

April 10, 2017 News R&D

The NECS Research and Evidence Team hosted an Evaluation Event on Thursday 16th February at the Durham Centre in Belmont. The event was aimed at NHS and healthcare staff, those responsible for making commissioning decisions and those with an interest in research and evaluation. The...

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Brew and Bake Day – Prostate Cancer Awareness

March 31, 2017 News

March is National Prostate Cancer Awareness month. As part of our Health and Wellbeing work, staff from NECS took part in a ‘Brew and Bake’ day on Friday 31st March to raise awareness of prostate cancer.  The idea behind Brew and Bake day was to get together with colleagues, have a...

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Encouraging our staff to adopt a healthy lifestyle

March 30, 2017 News

For the last 3 months, NECS has employed 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 spent time working with NECS staff as part of a pilot project for the Health and...

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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