SBRI Healthcare Logo rgbLatest competition launch will award Phase 1 funding to accelerate development of new solutions towards better health outcomes.

SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England funded initiative to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs, today announced the launch of the latest SBRI Healthcare competition where up to 12 small business could each benefit from £100,000 Phase 1 product development funding.              

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Mike Hannay Aug 2016 WebEast Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), which is playing a major role in transforming the health of the region’s 4.6m residents, has appointed a new Managing Director.

Professor Mike Hannay will join the EMAHSN from 1st August and will play a key role at the heart of the East Midlands’ healthcare system - working with partners across sectors to transform health services.              

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Impact report 2016 front coverIn its 2016 Impact Report The AHSN Network demonstrates the impact that AHSNs have made collectively to address gaps in health and wellbeing; care and quality; and finance and efficiency as outlined in the Five Year Forward View.

The 15 AHSNs in England have a clear remit to connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, third sector and industry to help create the right conditions to improve health and generate economic growth. They achieve this by, for example, creating partnerships that enable a faster and greater spread of innovation and by fostering opportunities for industry to work effectively with the NHS.

Highlights of the collective impact made in 2015/16 by the AHSN Network are:

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PPIBursary2016 Community and voluntary groups that offer important 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).

The eight local ‘Patient and Public Involvement’ (PPI) groups have been awarded £1,500 each to help meet their essential running costs – supporting them to start or continue their vital work to promote patient, carer and public involvement in healthcare / healthcare research and delivery across the East Midlands.

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NHS England has launched its annual stakeholder survey of all Academic Health Science Networks, including EMAHSN.

The first survey was conducted in 2015, and many of you provided really valuable feedback which we have used to shape our work over the past year – directing our resources to support your organisation and make sure we continue to align to your priorities.

The deadline is Friday 16 September and it will take around 10-15 minutes to complete. To complete the survey about the EMAHSN click here.

You can also complete a survey about AHSNs overall by clicking here.

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SBRI Healthcare Logo rgbSix companies receive second round of funding to develop high potential innovations

SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England funded initiative to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs, today announced the companies that will share £4.4 million having successfully reached the next phase (Phase 2) of the clinically-led competition. Six companies will receive a second round of funding to further develop their products which in this competition are focused on addressing challenges in a key area of healthcare including Brain Injury, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Medical Imaging and Outpatient Services.

From 14 companies awarded Phase 1 funding in May 2015, six have demonstrated best value and greatest technical feasibility to a panel of experts looking for innovative technologies with the highest potential value to patients and the health service. The successful companies will now be supported and fully funded to continue with prototype development and product testing.

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SBRI Healthcare Logo rgb£1.4 million awarded to develop innovative new technologies that reduce pressures on A&E

SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England funded initiative to develop innovative products that address unmet health needs, today announced the 14 companies that will share £1.4 million funding to develop products that can significantly impact the increasing pressures being put on urgent and emergency care services.

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A ‘call to action’ has been issued to seek mental health innovations that have the potential to transform service user access, experience and clinical outcomes.

Mental health is a key priority for the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) and it is estimated that there are over 1 million East Midlands adults who will experience a mental health problem in 2015, including many older adults living with cognitive impairment, dementia or depression.

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Innovation Awards 2015 Trophies 4Health and social care organisations from across the region have been honoured at this year’s East Midlands Innovation in Healthcare Awards.

The seven winning entries highlight the astonishing range of innovations that are improving services and saving lives throughout the region.

The awards, hosted by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), recognise and celebrate the work of the NHS, universities, healthcare companies, charities and other health and social care organisations to develop new, or ensure better delivery of existing healthcare services for local people.

The winners include an App to support young carers, an innovative pump that enables patients to return home more quickly following surgery, and a high-tech scanning technique that allows an autopsy to be conducted without the need for surgery.              

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Results from a YouGov survey commissioned by NHS England, point to the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) as an accessible and responsive organisation that is working collaboratively and is striving to identify and spread innovation at pace and scale.

The surveys of all 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) nationally, provided an opportunity for respondents from health, social care, higher education, local government, industry and the third sector, to feed back on their relationship with their local AHSN.

Participants were invited to comment on issues focused around the impact being made by the AHSNs, and the results will be used to understand progress, identify areas for development and good practice that can be shared between the organisations.              

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