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 funding opsThe East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative (EM PSC) is delighted to announce that it will provide bursaries for two students on the University of Northampton MSc in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety programme due to commence in May 2018.              

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SBRI LOGO£1 million awarded to develop innovations for earlier and faster diagnosis
Cancer survival rates in England are at an all-time high with over 7000 more people surviving cancer than three years ago. However, urgent GP referrals to specialists have increased by over 500,000 since 2014, to in excess of over 1.7 million people.
             

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hiringRole: East Midlands Wave 2 Testbeds engagement and proposal development
Level: Director/Deputy Director level [NHS Agenda for Change Minimum Banding 8c]
Reporting/Accountable to: EMAHSN Commercial Director
Resourcing: Staffed by appropriate senior level resources with NHS experience and continuity of staffing throughout assignment
Length of contract: Initially three months
Start date: Must be able to commence no later than Monday 12th March 2018

We are seeking a Senior leader to work on behalf of the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network exploring and supporting development of potential East Midlands based Wave 2 Test Bed applications. The scope of work may also be extended to include identification of East Midlands STP areas of need and priority which could potentially by addressed by innovative products and services supplied by industry.
             

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Kardia Mobile DeviceIt is estimated that around 450 strokes and 150 deaths could be avoided every year across the East Midlands thanks to a programme to test more patients for Atrial Fibrillation (AF).
The initiative to identify and treat AF – a leading cause of strokes - is being led by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), in partnership with the East Midlands Clinical Network and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
             

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LpzStaff and managers from care homes across the East Midlands came together in January to celebrate success in improving the quality and safety of care. An event held at Trent Vineyard in Nottingham on Thursday 18 January saw the presentation of six awards, highlighting the achievement of individuals and care homes across the region.

The awards were based on the results of care homes using the LPZ audit tool over the last year to improve the monitoring and recording of quality indicators for their residents.
             

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AHSNs mainA new report from the King’s Fund, published this month (January 2018) and commissioned on behalf of the AHSN Network, charts the journeys of eight innovations from creation to widespread patient use.
From new communications technologies for patients with long-term conditions to new care pathways in liver disease diagnosis to new checklists for busy A&E departments, the report charts the highs and lows of an innovator’s journey through the NHS.
             

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falls contractNHS and social care organisations set to benefit from access to innovative products and services

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), supported by the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative, has established a new framework following an open OJEU tender exercise.
             

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niaA wireless sensor that better detects signs of sepsis in hospital patients, an app to help pregnant women monitor hypertension, and another that directs patients with minor injuries to treatment units with the shortest queues, are among the latest devices and technologies selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA).              

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We are seeking an Innovation Exchange and STP / CCG Liaison Lead to assist with our work to transform the health of the region’s 4.6m residents. You will be a senior NHS manager or clinicia already and you'll work with us on a sessional or fixed term basis to lead on implementing our Innovation Exchange programmes and to further our work supporting the region’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) groups and CCGs in delivering innovation based transformation programmes.  Additionally, the role will provide some further overarching EMAHSN wide contributions.
             

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todays challgenesHosted by EMAHSN and the East Midland's Leadership Academy this event takes place on Friday 24 November aimed at NHS leaders involved in transformation, change and innovation.

Inspirational speakers will focus on using culture, behaviour change and disruptive innovation to help meet the challenges facing the NHS.
             

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