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We help to spread successful innovations in healthcare - improving health and generating economic growth.

Our region is the North West Coast - Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria - but we also work with our 14 fellow Academic Health Science Networks across England, to speed up the spread of products which are proved to have an impact.

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We help to spread successful innovations in healthcare - improving health and generating economic growth.

Our region is the North West Coast - Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria - but we also work with our 14 fellow Academic Health Science Networks across England, to speed up the spread of products which are proved to have an impact.

    Bringing Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project to the North West

    Bringing Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project to the North West

    Creating music can have a powerful impact on wellbeing; and in the case of Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project it is supporting maternal health, aiding childhood development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child. 

     

    In this podcast, recorded on Zoom, we hear from Tiffany Ortiz, Director of Early Childhood Programs for Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, and musician Emily Eagen. We will also hear from Karen Irwin of UK charity Live Music Now, which is planning to be a partner in introducing the Lullaby Project to the ​North West of England; and from one of the charity’s musicians Pip Bryan, who is working with patients at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

     

    To find out more about the Lullaby Project, visit https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Social-Impact/Lullaby-Project. Families with young children can also discover many free activities, resources, and more: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Explore/Learn/Families-and-Kids.

     

    To find out more about Live Music Now and how to become a partner in the Live Music Now Lullaby programme in the North West or across the UK, email Karen.irwin@livemusicnow.org.uk (mailto:Karen.irwin@livemusicnow.org.uk) .

    Check out the free, fun, online concerts for schools and families at:  http://www.livemusicnow.org.uk/lmnonlineschools  

    • 44 min
    A 'curious experiment' - the evolution of the Innovation Agency

    A 'curious experiment' - the evolution of the Innovation Agency

    An independent report by The King's Fund author Ben Collins, titled A 'curious experiment' reflects on the challenges and successes of the Innovation Agency over the last seven years. In this podcast, Ben is joined by the founding leaders of the Innovation Agency - Dr Liz Mear and Gideon Ben-Tovim OBE, to discuss his findings.
     
    The report can be found here:
    https://www.innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk/media/Resources/Publications/A%20curious%20experiment_Kings%20Fund%20report.pdf

    • 33 min
    LEP Chairs share their COVID-19 experiences

    LEP Chairs share their COVID-19 experiences

    The chairs of Local Enterprise Partnerships in Lancashire and in Liverpool City Region have been at the forefront of efforts to support businesses through the pandemic.
    Steve Fogg and Asif Hamid MBE share their personal experiences as well as those of the LEPs in this interview, recorded on Zoom.

    • 44 min
    How COVID-19 has changed our role

    How COVID-19 has changed our role

    Two leaders of the Innovation Agency talk about the impact of COVID-19 on themselves and their work; how they pivoted to focus entirely on the needs of the local systems; and their vision of the future healthcare landscape in the North West Coast.

     

    The interviewees are Chief Executive Dr Liz Mear and Deputy Chief Executive/Medical Director Dr Phil Jennings.

    • 27 min
    How to develop a culture of innovation

    How to develop a culture of innovation

    Jen Kohan describes how to support a culture in the workplace in which innovation can thrive.

    • 13 min
    Dupont’s Dirty Dozen

    Dupont’s Dirty Dozen

    Aviation industry safety expert Gordon Dupont identified 12 elements that influence people to make mistakes – the ‘dirty dozen’. Karla Rimaitis of the Innovation Agency Coaching Academy explains how these are applied in healthcare to reduce risks and keep patients – and staff – safe.

    • 7 min

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