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InnovationAt the start of November 2016, NHS England set out plans to fast-track the introduction of six new types of medical technology products and apps during 2017/18 through the Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT). The ITT removes the need for multiple local price negotiations and guarantees automatic reimbursement.              

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value in healthcareA team from UHL, IBSL (UK) Limited, Santa Lucia Pharma Apps SrL (IBSL) and the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Medicines optimisation and pharmacy’ in this year’s HSJ Value Awards.
             

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Pound sign imageThe East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) is offering a funding boost for vital community and voluntary groups that provide important support for patients to help shape local health services. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.

             

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SBRI LOGOWith the NHS facing unprecedented financial squeeze, improving the flow of patients, information and resources is crucial for driving up service quality and productivity, and improving patient experience. Acute trusts are experiencing significant challenges as a result of the high volume of patients leading to congestion and crisis points in many hospitals.

On 24th January 2017, SBRI Healthcare announced eight companies will receive funding to develop innovations that aim to improve operational efficiency in acute care through the management of patient flow. The successful technologies focus on activities that will enable more efficient progress through acute care, including diagnostics, therapy and discharge.

             

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SBRI LOGO£900K awarded to develop innovations that support self-care and independence in children with long term conditions.

With six percent of children in the UK living with disability, ingenious life changing solutions can ensure they have the best start in life.

SBRI Healthcare today announced it is to fund nine companies developing innovations that aim to provide children living with disability and long term conditions with the potential to live life to the full.

The successful technologies recognise the importance of encouraging independence and focus on restoring function to the disabled and providing appropriate support for self-care and remote monitoring.

             

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Rachel MuntonRachel Munton has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list, for services to healthcare.

Rachel (56) from Nottingham retired last August as Managing Director of the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), following a 38-year NHS career.

Starting as a Healthcare Assistant in 1978, Rachel worked at every level of the NHS from student, staff and senior nurse to clinical manager and director of nursing, and ultimately in regional and national positions that contributed to the transformation of health services and patient care.
             

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EMLA Recognition Awards 2016 winnersEast Midlands Academic Health Science Network's (EMAHSN) inspirational role in placing patients at the heart of health and care transformation, has been recognised with two awards.

Our Patient and Involvement Team were honoured as Inclusive Leaders of the Year at the annual NHS Leadership awards, hosted by the East Midlands Leadership Academy (EMLA) announced on 1 December.

In addition the East Midlands PPI Senate – an independent group of patient leaders hosted by EMAHSN – won the Excellence in Patient Experience award.

             

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eHNA screen grab 6Cancer affects 23,000 people across the East Midlands each year and evidence shows that 1 in 2 people will now develop cancer. Thanks to a new cancer holistic needs assessment tool, Nottinghamshire patients are receiving nationally acclaimed care and support. 

             

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Results from a YouGov survey commissioned by NHS England to help all 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) understand progress, highlight areas of good practice and identify areas for collective development has just been published.

Over 150 people completed the survey for EMAHSN and results indicate that EMAHSN is an accessible organisation that is working to identify and spread innovation at pace and scale. The report also highlighted an increase in the value commissioners place on EMAHSN’s support.              

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NHS England Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh along with US Digital Health expert Professor Robert Wachter reveal 8 health innovations join the NHS Innovation Accelerator at an event taking place in London to launch year two of the programme.

Last year, the programme selected 17 innovations and supported their roll out across over 380 NHS organisations, benefiting millions of NHS patients.
             

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