SBRI Healthcare Launches New Competition - Funding available to develop innovations to improve patient outcomes

An NHS England-funded initiative to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs, has launched the latest phase of a compeition to support small businesses.

SBRI Healthcare is making £2.5 million available for ideas that can address challenges in five key areas of healthcare: Child & Maternal Health, Integrated Care, Medicines Adherence, Musculoskeletal and Telehealth/Telecare for people with Learning Disabilities.


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An awards scheme has been launched to recognise and celebrate innovation in healthcare throughout the East Midlands. Sponsored by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), cash prizes are available across a range of categories.

The entry deadline is 11 July and the awards are open to all organisations involved in healthcare including NHS trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups, universities, businesses, local government and third sector / voluntary organisations.


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Closing date: 30 May 2014

A Regional Innovation Fund (RIF) of £3million isavailable to support and promote the adoption ofinnovation and spread of innovation across the NHS.

The fund is open to all NHSorganisations and seeks to deliver significant improvements in quality andefficiency in the NHS through innovation.


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An East Midlands network that is playing a major role in improving the health of the region's 4.5m residents, has appointed two experts to key roles.

Commercial Director Chris Hart and Head of Clinical Partnerships Karen Glover have joined the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN). They will support the organisation to bring together NHS organisations, universities and industry to drive innovations and tackle the major health issues that affect the region, including stroke, liver disease and obesity.


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An East Midlands partnership that drives improvements in health services across the region has strengthened its Board by appointing two new members.

David Mell from Stathern in Leicestershire and Janet Worrell from Nottingham will serve as independent members on the Board of the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network.

They will play a key role in supporting the partnership to tackle the major health issues that affect the lives of 4.5M people across the East Midlands – including cancer, stroke, mental health, obesity and support for older people. The duo have a wealth of experience across health and industry:


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A Nottingham based partnership has developed a pioneering approach that will help stroke survivors throughout the East Midlands to achieve a better recovery – and the initiative could soon benefit thousands of people nationwide.

The partners; including the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network (EMSCN) and The University of Nottingham are championing the provision of evidence based care for stroke survivors in the community.


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