North East and North Cumbria awarded £250k for learning and improvement network

The Health Foundation has granted North East and North Cumbria’s (NENC) new Learning and Improvement Community Network £250,000 to support their drive towards improving wealth, health and wellbeing across the region.

The NENC Learning and Improvement Community Network aims to bring people together, combining passion for improvement and innovation to affect positive change in health and care. The network hopes to develop an inclusive learning community that champions learning and innovation, placing people with lived experiences at the centre of developing change.

There are currently over 500 members of the NENC Learning and Improvement Community Network since its launch in September 2022. Through collaborative efforts, the network has identified seven main themes as the focus of its work:

  1. Improving waiting times and mental health for children and young people
  2. Enhancing leadership for health and care services
  3. Place increased emphasis on prevention as well as treatment
  4. Sharing insight and ideas across the whole region
  5. Supporting social care services
  6. Supporting staff and their wellbeing
  7. Provide safe and efficient patient transfers and discharges from hospital

Samantha Allen, chief executive, North East and North Cumbria integrated care board said: “As well as driving vital improvements to local services, this new initiative will provide invaluable insights into how regional learning and improvement approaches can be developed elsewhere in the UK. The Health Foundation is committed to supporting those aiming to improve health and care services and deliver change more successfully.”