Health Education England – East Midlands (HEE EM)

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Our goal is to develop a high quality, safe and sustainable workforce with the best possible education and training for students, trainees and staff. We act as a ‘convenor’ of the East Midlands health system: bringing people together across NHS, social care and the third sector: working on large scale change, championing education and training as a lever for improvement and acting as an exemplar for workforce best practice and innovation. We cover the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.


Supporting research

HEE EM supports the Clinical Scholar Awards Bronze and Silver Awards. These are structured opportunities designed to enable a practitioner considering a clinical research career to gain mentored learning experience of working within a research environment and develop their ability to compete for formal research training. More can be found here.


Our approach to innovation

  • Inspire: There is no shortage of great ideas in the NHS but we need to improve the way we test them, evaluate them and then share them. Education plays a central role in this and is our focus.
  • Enable: Too many innovations stay in one team or organisation and are not made available for everyone to benefit. Developing partnerships across sectors, professions and organisations to enable sharing is a key part of what we do.
  • Accelerate: We work in a coordinating role with staff, universities, local authorities and other partners to ensure that the benefits of research and innovation in education are rapidly translated through education into benefits for patients.
  • Share: We are working towards making innovation everyone’s business. In order to achieve this we want to adopt a culture which welcomes change and creativity in the way we work. We want to work towards strengthening our relationships with our stakeholders and drive towards a culture of sharing good practice.


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