Notts In Parliament DayNottingham’s finest health and life science innovations will be on display at a special event in Westminster next week.

Taking place on Tuesday 25 October, Nottingham in Parliament Day, organised by The University of Nottingham, will showcase and celebrate the institutions, businesses and people that make Nottingham great.


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An online clinician-led psychological family therapy service, which is proven to reduce anxiety levels by 29% and depression levels 35% is being trialled throughout Lincolnshire. 

The project, in collaboration with Healios and Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (LPFT) has come about thanks to funding and support from the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN).

People affected by psychosis, as well as their families and carers have traditionally only received family intervention with the worker visiting the family.


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Health staff are being offered advice and training to change the way they talk to patients.

It follows research which shows that patients often don’t take their medications or change their lifestyle after visiting a doctor or nurse, while only about 60 per cent of patients feel they are sufficiently involved in decisions about their care.*

A set of resources has been developed as part of a ‘Better Conversation’ campaign which aims to empower patients to become more active in managing their health.

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SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England investment fund, on Monday (26 September) announced the opening of its autumn competition. Entrepreneurs are invited to apply for up to £1.1 million investment to develop and commercialise innovations with a focus on building general practice of the future.


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The Tomorrow Project, a Nottingham based award winning suicide prevention service will be launching two new services to reduce the risk of suicide today.

The Tomorrow Project was established in South Nottinghamshire in 2012 after a number of deaths to suicide in a local community. By galvanising local support, bereaved families and professionals, The Tomorrow Project was established to deliver services and support to reach people in distress and reduce suicide.

Thanks to funding from the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN). The Tomorrow Project will launch two new services to respond to gaps in local provision:

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The country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have come together to deliver the AHSN Atlas of Solutions in Healthcare: an online tool that shares proven innovations that are making a positive difference both to people’s lives and NHS efficiency. It is available at

Launching today at the Health and Care Innovation Expo, the Atlas of Solutions provides a snapshot of some of the country’s best healthcare innovations, describing the problems they were introduced to address and the impressive outcomes to date. The aim is to freely share these examples to speed and scale up the adoption of innovation across health and care.

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Following the huge success of the first year of the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) we are pleased to announce that NIA 2016 will open for applications from healthcare innovators on Friday 17 June 2016.

Every year, the NIA looks for the best national and international healthcare innovators.

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The deadline for applications to the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme has been extended to 16 August.

Every year, the NIA looks for the best national and international healthcare innovators, with funding and expert support for selected 'fellows'.

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A ground-breaking intervention to improve junior doctors’ performance – designed in Leicester and developed in Lincolnshire – is attracting global interest and has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

“EPIFFANY” (Effective Performance Insight for the Future) is shortlisted in the Education Team of the Year category at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) awards, to be announced today, (Thursday 5 May).              

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Thousands of people throughout England are to benefit from a ground breaking partnership that is supporting a new national programme to prevent Type 2 diabetes.              

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