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PSC East Midlands graphic colourEast Midlands PSC (EMPSC) is seeking the tendering of quotes to provide a blended learning approach to Quality Improvement Capability Building in the area of Deterioration, including the Emergency Department (ED) checklist. This work will include supporting a range of stakeholders to implement the ED safety checklist and early warning systems and the SBAR
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NewsItemImagePatients, service users, carers and members of the public are invited to a networking event to inform and inspire local people to become more involved with their health services.

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) and its Patient Public Involvement Senate are hosting the networking event which has been organised in collaboration with local NHS and healthcare partners.
             

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LTP General launch today 19.12.18Today (7 January 2019) NHS England has published it Long Term Plan which aims to save almost half a million more lives focusing on investment in the latest technologies and cutting-edge treatment, with the aim of improving early detection and prevention stop an estimated 85,000 premature deaths every year.

The role of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Network has been highlighted within the Long Term Plan as having a crucial role in supporting the sustainability of health and care services plus helping to speed up the pipeline for developing innovation in the NHS, so that proven innovations reach patients faster.
             

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QbTest - a pioneering project to support diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award for Innovation in Mental Health.

The HSJ Awards were held in London last night (21/11/18) and are the largest and most prestigious healthcare awards in the world. Around 1700 healthcare professionals attended the ceremony to recognise and celebrate excellence in health and care services.

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) worked with international medical technology company Qbtech Ltd and NHS partners to spread the use of QbTest - a uniquely designed Quantitative Behavioural measurement system which is reducing the time it takes to diagnose ADHD, improving patient experience and saving the NHS money.
             

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Kardia Mobile Device AFLatest figures show an additional 6,175 East Midlands patients at high risk of Atrial Fibrillation – a leading cause of serious stroke - are now on anticoagulation treatment. This represents a 9.7% increase over 12 months and means the East Midlands has the highest anticoagulation treatment rate of any region in England.

These encouraging figures are published by NHS Digital ahead of Global AF Aware Week (19-25 November 2018).

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm and a common cause of stroke – the third biggest cause of premature death in the UK. Every 15 seconds someone suffers an AF-related stroke, yet most can be prevented using appropriate anticoagulation therapy.
             

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photo 1531379410502 63bfe8cdaf6fNHS staff with ideas for products or services to improve care, treatment and patient outcomes are being encouraged to apply to the new East Midlands NHS Entrepreneurs Programme.

Starting in January 2019, NHS Entrepreneurs will provide free support and advice to people working in a variety of clinical and scientific roles who want to explore setting up a company or NHS commercial enterprise based on big ideas for transforming aspects of NHS practice.
             

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  An innovative East Midlands project to improve diagnosis of liver disease is highlighted in a national report launched today (6/11/18) by Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP.

 The ‘Scarred Liver Pathway’ is an East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) supported initiative which aims to diagnose liver disease earlier. It is featured as a case study in a national report published this week giving examples of pioneering NHS sites that are improving patient care through innovation.  Understanding how and why the NHS adopts innovation captures insight and learning from successfully implemented innovations ranging from digital to patient safety devices and models of care.

             

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Involving patients There is an increasing call for patients, carers and public contributors to be involved on boards and governance committees - reviewing and scrutinising NHS safety and improvement data. However, there is very little training, support, and development for patient leaders in patient safety and improvement.

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network Patient Safety Collaborative (EMPSC) is offering a FREE training programme with the first cohort starting on 30 October 2018 for Northamptonshire, with further cohorts available for leaders across the region in 2019.
             

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Community and voluntary groups that offer the vital platforms for patients and the public to shape local health services have received a funding boost from the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN).

Ten not for profit groups and organisations across the region have been awarded £1,500 each to help meet their essential running costs – supporting them to start or continue vital work to increase patient, carer and public involvement in healthcare across the East Midlands.

All of these groups exist to make sure that the experiences of patients and members of the public are at the heart of future decisions about the planning and delivery of health services and research. Each group has its own specific focus on key health issues, ranging from primary care and long-term conditions to mental health and migrant healthcare.
             

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testbeds- Over £7 million for seven new NHS Test Beds around the country
- Projects include the use of AI and machine learning to improve breast cancer
screening and digital platforms enabling self-management for diabetes - Up to £2 million for new innovative treatments for conditions including colorectal cancer, heart disease and multiple sclerosis
- Estimated 500,000 patients helped and savings of £30 million for the NHS

Seven new NHS Test Beds including the East Midlands are being launched to tackle some of the biggest opportunities and challenges in health and care by testing combinations of innovations in real-world clinical settings.
             

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