‘Collaborative Newcastle’ initiative to improve health and wellbeing in the city shortlisted for national Health Service Journal 2023 Award

Collaborative Newcastle, an innovative partnership which aims to transform the health, wealth and wellbeing of people living in Newcastle upon Tyne, has been shortlisted in this year’s Health Service Journal Awards, which recognise outstanding contributions to healthcare. The ‘Learning to Lead Together’ project is part of ongoing work to bring together knowledge, expertise and resources […]

Academics develop wearable device for Parkinson’s patients

A team of researchers have received funding from Parkinson’s UK to create a device which tackles one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The part of the brain which prompts the automatic swallowing response can be impacted by Parkinson’s Disease, meaning patients can experience a pooling of saliva which can result in drooling or even […]

Researcher wins award for pioneering work

An Associate Professor at Northumbria University has won a prestigious award from the UK’s leading membership group for experts on infant mental health, in recognition of his outstanding research. Dr Ian Robson, who is a qualitative researcher and teacher in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, has been awarded the Association of Infant Mental […]

Global publisher makes significant book donation to Newcastle-based learning centre

The world’s second-largest publisher has donated more than 160 books to a local learning centre in the East End of Newcastle. Hachette has gifted more than £2,000 worth of brand-new books to the IntoUniversity centre in Newcastle – a centre that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve a place at university. The centre […]

Over £470k allocated to support Newcastle youth services

The Newcastle Youth Fund has allocated £472,060 of funding to 23 projects to deliver youth services for young people across the city. The projects offer a range of support including Café Beam in Gosforth which provides work placements to young people with disabilities, the Patchwork Project in Benwell which uses leisure activities to help develop […]

Ambitious plans to develop Centre for Health and Social Equity

Northumbria University is taking forward ambitious plans to develop its Centre for Health and Social Equity after being awarded £5.8 million by the Office for Students. The Centre, known as CHASE, will bring together academics working on health, social care, education, wellbeing and equity issues across the University’s City and Coach Lane Campuses into one […]

Key leadership appointment for research partnership

The ground-breaking Insights North East project, which sits within Collaborative Newcastle, has been further boosted by the appointment of Liz Shutt as Programme Director.  Liz has been Director of Policy for the University of Lincoln and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership for the past six years, where she has been working to connect the […]

Major government funding boost to enhance patient care

People in the North East will benefit from new treatments and improved delivery of health and care services following a £28.4m boost for medical research and a focus on patient safety challenges. The funding, from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), will support specialist research facilities for scientists, where experimental medicine and […]

£1.6m funding boost as more buildings set to go green

More schools, swimming pools and leisure facilities in Newcastle are set to go green after the city secured more government funding. Newcastle City Council has been awarded £1.6m to explore options to install eco-friendly measures in a further 26 public buildings across the city. The work could include the installation of low carbon heating, such […]

City’s universities among UK best

Both universities in Newcastle nominated for University of the Year in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. Newcastle’s two Higher Education institutions, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, have both been nominated for the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year Award 2022, firmly cementing the city as a northern powerhouse of world-leading research and education. […]

Collaborating for success: Health Business Award win

Collaborative Newcastle has scooped another national award recognising excellence and collaboration in the health and care sector. At the recent Health Business Awards, Collaborative Newcastle was presented with the NHS Collaboration Award for its work to develop a joint system leadership programme and its work to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of everyone in […]

New learning centre to support young people officially launches in Newcastle

A new learning centre launched in Newcastle is set to empower thousands of young people to achieve their academic and career ambitions. The centre in Walker is a collaboration between Newcastle and Northumbria Universities and national education charity IntoUniversity to provide additional educational support to those aged 7-18. It will connect many young people, who […]

Newcastle’s Children’s Services awarded ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Newcastle City Council’s continued improvements to children’s services have been recognised in a recent inspection by Ofsted. Newcastle City Council has worked closely with Collaborative Newcastle partners, including the NHS and voluntary and community sector, to develop a new and integrated approach to supporting children and families in the city. Children and Families Newcastle, which launched in […]

Newcastle launches joint health and social care apprenticeship

Job seekers looking to start a career in caring professions can now benefit from an innovative new apprenticeship in Newcastle. Collaborative Newcastle partners, Newcastle Hospitals and Newcastle City Council launched an innovative, joint apprenticeship in the city earlier this year – thought to be the first of its kind in the country. The integrated Health […]

New report encouraging collaboration between universities and the NHS highlights Collaborative Newcastle success

Universities and NHS organisations need to develop new refreshed forms of collaboration to deal with current and future challenges rather than resuming existing pre-pandemic relationships, according to a new report launched today (Tuesday 30 November). The report, Reimagining the relationship between universities and the NHS was jointly published by the Civic University Network, a national […]

Innovative Newcastle partnership wins national health sector award

An innovative partnership which aims to transform the health, wealth and wellbeing of residents and communities in Newcastle has won a prestigious national award. Collaborative Newcastle scooped the Health and Local Government Partnership Award at the national HSJ Awards 2021 last night (Thursday 18 November) for its work to support care home residents and staff during […]

Children and Families Newcastle launches

Children and Families Newcastle, a unique, collaborative reimagining of services in Newcastle will officially launch tomorrow (Wednesday 25thAugust). Children and Families Newcastle will support young people to have the best start to their lives in the city, reach their potential and realise their dreams. This ambitious new way of working will provide more community based, […]

Collaborative Newcastle Universities Agreement

Together we are stronger –

Newcastle and Northumbria universities announce an innovative new partnership to support the economic and social recovery of our region post-Covid.

Happy to Chat benches aim to combat loneliness and isolation

As part of its work to improve health and wellbeing across the City, Collaborative Newcastle partners have installed new signage across public benches to help break down the barriers of social isolation and get people talking.

City leaders back groundbreaking new partnership

An innovative and ambitious new partnership, seeking to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of everyone in Newcastle and transform the provision of health and social care in the City, has today (17 December) been formally agreed.

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