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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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ed checklist graphic with URLHospital trusts across the country are being urged to use an initiative developed in the West of England to improve patient safety in emergency departments.

The recommendation to all trusts in England to implement the ‘Emergency Department (ED) Safety Checklist’ comes in a letter issued by NHS Improvement.
             

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bbc news logoBBC News is looking for willing participants to take part in a story about secondary trauma/secondary victimisation.

'Second victim' is a term referring to the effects of an unanticipated patient event, a medical error or patient related injury on staff who have been involved. We now recognise how this is manifested in staff. Symptoms such as anxiety, anger, guilt, fear, depression can last weeks, months or years and result in time away from work.

             

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Mike Hannay Aug 2016 WebA former Vice President of AstraZeneca has been appointed to a key national health role - less than a year after joining the NHS.

Professor Mike Hannay is to take up the position of Chair of the national AHSN Network, a collaborative of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). Mike was previously the Vice-chair of the Network.

Mike’s new role will operate alongside his current position as Managing Director of the East Midlands AHSN, a post he took up in July 2016.
             

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Life sciencesWelcoming today’s announcement (30 August 2017) on the future of life sciences in the UK, Vice Chair of the national AHSN Network, Professor Mike Hannay said:

“This is great news for patients, the NHS and our life sciences sector. The right agreement between the Government and the life sciences industry will help build the UK’s status as a world leader in this sector and England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks stand ready to continue to accelerate the spread and adoption of innovation to improve patient health and save money.
             

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QbTest child using the Qbtech systemEMAHSN is working with international company Qbtech Ltd to spread the use of an innovative computerised test for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

‘QbTest’ is the only CE marked and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared, ADHD test that measures attention, impulsivity and motor activity all at the same time – a core requirement for accurate and timely diagnosis of ADHD.

The pioneering project is being rolled out during 2017 within 7 sites across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.
             

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Q London November15 Day2 356smallerApplications are now open from today (3rd August 2017) until Monday 11th September 2017 to become a member of the Q community (formerly Q fellows) in the East Midlands.

What is Q?

Q is an initiative connecting people who have health and care improvement expertise across the UK. It is being led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement.

Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care. To achieve this, the Health Foundation is creating opportunities for people to come together and form a community - sharing ideas, enhancing skills, and collaborating to make health and care better.

             

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