Working with industry within the East Midlands
National partnership working
- The Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare) – the aim of which is to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice
The AHSN Network is now an established national forum with subgroups for Commercial Directors and communications leads. There are also collective meetings for PPI leads, health analytics leads and improvement programme leads. The AHSN Network continues to support NHS England in its role, through support and advice on policy and implementation, for example, Test Bed sites.
EMAHSN has signed a ground-breaking national partnership agreement with the NHS Leadership Academy. The collaboration signals the organisations' shared commitment to develop leadership skills within the NHS to help champion and speed up the process of transformation and innovation. The initiative supports development, not just throughout the region, but also nationally with EMAHSN offering system-wide support to other Academic Health Science Networks as desired.
New Care Models: East Midlands Vanguards
What are vanguards?
During 2015 the NHS invited individual organisations and partnerships to apply to become vanguards as part of the new care models programme, which is a key part of the NHS Five Year Forward View (published in October 2014). The aim of each vanguard is to bring together a range of partners to support the improvement and integration of services – providing patients with better, more accessible and joined-up support.
Collectively the nine East Midlands sites are supporting service improvement for millions of people. We have worked with the vanguards to create a guide which provides a summary of the East Midlands new care models. Download the New Care Models: East Midlands Vanguards guide here.