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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.

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Innovation Agency

Latest release on Nov 12, 2020

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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.

10: Bringing Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project to the North West

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

Nov 12 2020

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

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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

Oct 01 2020

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8: LEP Chairs share their COVID-19 experiences

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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.

Sep 28 2020

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7: How COVID-19 has changed our role

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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.

Jul 31 2020

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6: How to develop a culture of innovation

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

Jun 18 2020

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5: Dupont’s Dirty Dozen

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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.

Jun 18 2020

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4: Liberating Structures

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Karla Rimaitis of the Innovation Agency Coaching Academy, reveals her secrets in running a successful meeting or event, using ‘Liberating Structures’, a set of simple techniques; and shares her top three ways to get people talking.

Jun 18 2020

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3: Psychological safety

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Hear from Juliette Kumar about why it is vital to have psychological safety in the workplace in order to get the best out of people.

Jun 18 2020

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2: A growth mindset

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Jen Kohan, Head of the Innovation Agency Coaching Academy, has advice for anyone involved in innovation and improvement, on the importance of developing a growth mindset.

Jun 18 2020

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1: Why coaching?

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What is coaching in the workplace and why do we need it? Innovation Agency Associate Director for Improvement and Education Juliette Kumar explains how coaching skills can transform the way we work.

Jun 18 2020

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5: Impossible tumour – part 2

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We return to Alder Hey to hear from engineer Dave Collins who created the 3D model of the ‘impossible tumour’ and the trust’s clinical director of innovation Iain Hennessey, about how 3D printing – and other innovations - are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in medicine. 

This episode was recorded on 27 February 2020.

May 29 2020

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4: Leadership and Culture: The importance of courage and caring during the COVID-19 crisis

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Juliette Kumar explores how leaders can maintain an awareness of their own behaviours as they lead through a crisis, offering insights on how to be a compassionate leader with some useful coaching tools for self reflection.

May 12 2020

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1: Making Lancashire and South Cumbria a healthier place to live

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Three of the leaders of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System talk about what needs to be done to improve health and wellbeing in the region. Chief Officer, Dr Amanda Doyle OBE; Executive Director of Transformation, Talib Yaseen OBE; and Executive Medical Director, Andy Curran talk about the area's challenges and the opportunities created through cross-sector collaborations.  Find out more about the work of Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System.

Mar 11 2020

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3: Removing the ‘impossible’ tumour

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When six year old Leah Bennett was found to have a tumour which wrapped around her spine, arteries and organs it was described by surgeons in three centres as ‘impossible’. We hear from Leah, her dad Stephen and Alder Hey paediatric surgeon Joanne Minford how the impossible became possible, with the help of a 3D model – and a huge team at Alder Hey, including a vascular specialist from Liverpool University Hospitals.

Mar 05 2020

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2: Staff engagement, social media, team work and rugby

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Aaron Cummins, CEO of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay talks about his leadership tactics.

Feb 07 2020

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12: Innovations in reducing respiratory emergencies

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Innovators describe the changes they've made which have reduced unplanned admissions and emergencies for patients with long term respiratory conditions. 

The interviewees, who were speakers at the Innovation Agency's 21st Ecosystem event, are: Dr Sarah Sibley of Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital; Katie Burnett of Health Education England; Dr Jennifer Hoyle of Greater Manchester Strategic Clinical Network; Dr Binita Kane of Health Innovation Manchester; Janet Davies of Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria; Carol and Natasha Liddle of Wigan Warblers; and Dr Liz Mear of the Innovation Agency.

Jan 20 2020

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11: Respiratory innovations

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Dr Julia Reynolds of the Innovation Agency describes some of the innovations in respiratory care introduced in the North West Coast, including an NHS Test Bed to explore technology that supports COPD patients; and the challenge to ensure the best technology is widely adopted.

Dec 19 2019

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11: Q&A with Liz Mear, Kate Burnett, Sarah Sibley and Janet Davies

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Dec 19 2019

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11: Q&A with Liz Mear, Binita Kane, Carol Liddle, Jennifer Hoyle, Julia Reynolds and Paul McGinness

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Dec 19 2019

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11: How technology at home is improving respiratory care

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Janet Davies, Programme Lead, Technology Enabled Care, Healthy Lancashire and South Cumbria

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An NHS Test Bed in Lancashire and South Cumbria shows that a combination of digital and traditional care for respiratory patients can be highly effective. However, one size does not fit all, patients benefit most from personalised care plans, and giving patients information in a variety of ways increased their ability to manage their condition.

Dec 19 2019

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