East Midlands Academic Health Science Network

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About us

We are one of 15 regional Academic Health Science Networks around the country. Set up by NHS England in 2013, we work to identify and spread innovation at pace and scale: bringing together the NHS, universities, industry and social care to transform the health of our 4.6m East Midlands residents and stimulate wealth creation. We achieve this by:

  • Connecting: bringing together academics, NHS, researchers and industry to accelerate innovation and facilitate the adoption and spread of proven ideas.
  • Acting as catalysts: helping facilitate change across whole health and social care economies – with a focus on improving outcomes for patients.
  • Creating: the right environment for industry to work with the NHS and healthcare sector.

Our priorities focus on the big health challenges facing our region including cancer, diabetes, supporting the Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and mental health.

Speeding up the spread and adoption of innovation into practice

Although not a research organisation – our role is to spread proven innovation – one of our priority programmes focuses on implementation and evaluation for adoption and spread.

We also with a wide range of stakeholders in the research community to increase participation across the East Midlands and we have formalised our working relationship with the NIHR Clinical Research Network: East Midlands (CRN: East Midlands). One area of focus is to work with our partners to increase participation in clinical research amongst East Midlands’ underserved communities.

To find out more about our work:

We also publish a wide range of documents, best practice guides and ‘how to’ guides related to research, Public and Patient Involvement and community consultation. To find out more visit our resource hub