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Love your liver logo British Liver TrustNottingham has highest rate of hospital admissions for liver disease in England

Nottingham has three times the national average hospital admissions for liver disease – making it the highest admission rate in England. Most liver disease can be prevented with earlier diagnosis and the national charity, the British Liver Trust is visiting the region to raise awareness.

             

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

             

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SBRI LOGOSBRI Healthcare is an NHS England funded initiative led by the Academic Health Science Networks to develop technology solutions for known healthcare challenges. The next funding round focuses on finding innovative solutions with the ability to transform screening, accelerated diagnosis and management of cancer.
             

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NIA LOGOA NEW search for the world’s best healthcare innovations to help improve patients’ lives launches on 14 June, focussing on key NHS priorities including mental health, primary care, and urgent and emergency care.
             

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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 Vice Chair of the national AHSN Network, a collaborative of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs).

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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SBRI LOGOAHSNs are co-developing novel technologies for primary care as part of its SBRI Healthcare programme. Innovations that could revolutionise GP Services have been funded to address the challenges of an ageing population.
Recognising the current pressures in primary care and need to advance the future of general practice, 22 companies share in a £2.1 million investment to develop and commercialise novel technologies with the potential to revolutionise GP services. This competition was led by South West AHSN, Eastern AHSN and West of England AHSN.
             

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This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and dynamic organisation working at the heart of health and care transformation - deadline 13 April

             

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FYFVNHS England has today (31 March 2017) published ‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ which sets out how the NHS will deliver practical improvements in areas prized by patients and the public – cancer, mental health and GP access – while transforming the way that care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail and older people live healthier, more independent lives.

Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) will play a key role in supporting delivery of the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) during 2018/19, which is also when AHSNs will start a new licence period.
             

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Chat health 1mThere is cause for celebration this month as the number of young people able to access ChatHealth – the secure text messaging service run by school nurses – reaches one million, that’s 1 in 7 11-19 year olds.              

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Jack AFAnticoagulants are prescribed to prevent harmful blood clots that can lead to stroke. They are designed to prevent or treat clots, but can increase the risk of bleeding. Patients and carers need advice and information about how these medicines work, and their potential side effects.              

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