July 2015

Birmingham event to showcase the digital revolution in youth mental health

Birmingham event to showcase the digital revolution in youth mental health

29 July 2015

Leading mental health clinicians, academics and young people are to see the launch of a suite of apps designed to deal with the growing problem of youth mental health at an event celebrating the use of technology in the treatment of mental illness.

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Have your say on AHSNs - deadline now extended!

Have your say on AHSNs - deadline now extended!

28 July 2015

The deadline for NHS England's surveys of all 15 AHSNs has been extended until Friday 7 August. The surveys, which take around 10 minutes to complete, provide a key opportunity for stakeholders to feedback on their experience of working with AHSNs.

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Solihull Together named by NHS England as vanguard to transform urgent and emergency care

Solihull Together named by NHS England as vanguard to transform urgent and emergency care

24 July 2015

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens and the NHS Five Year Forward View partners today (Friday) announced eight new vanguards that will launch the transformation of urgent and emergency care for more than nine million people, including an initiative based in Solihull, West Midlands. Building on the recent success in improving trauma survival rates, the urgent and emergency care vanguards are tasked with changing the way in which all organisations work together to provide care in a more joined up way for patients.

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Entrepreneurs urged to apply to the Health Social Innovators' Programme

Entrepreneurs urged to apply to the Health Social Innovators' Programme

22 July 2015

The Health Social Innovators' Programme is looking to accelerate the growth of ground-breaking, early-stage social health ventures in order to stimulate innovation and create positive change in healthcare. The social and economic impact of the venture should focus primarily in England.

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Have your say on AHSNs

Have your say on AHSNs

20 July 2015

During July, NHS England is conducting a survey of all 15 AHSNs, providing a key opportunity for stakeholders to feedback on their experience of working with them. The information will be used to understand how England’s AHSNs support the individuals and organisations they collaborate with to deliver on their goal to spread healthcare innovation at scale and pace.

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Innovate UK to invest up to £10m in stratified medicine diagnostic products and services

Innovate UK to invest up to £10m in stratified medicine diagnostic products and services

14 July 2015

This SBRI competition aims to accelerate and/or increase the development and adoption of innovative diagnostic tools in order to offer better targeted treatment to patients within the UK healthcare system. It also aims to demonstrate the benefits of companies working within the UK ‘enabling infrastructure', which is made up of specialist organisations that can help companies understand healthcare needs and design, evaluate and deliver their products and services into the NHS.

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NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes

NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes

13 July 2015

NHS England has today (13 July) launched Wave 1 of the NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes programme. Wave 1 will comprise two challenge areas: cancer care, to recognise and award initiatives that exemplify the modern patient pathway in cancer; and the acorn challenge, which seeks to recognise and reward small ideas that have the potential to make a big difference to patients.

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Invitation to Apply for a Round 4 NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship

Invitation to Apply for a Round 4 NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship

7 July 2015

The NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC) is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth annual NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship competition. Knowledge Mobilisation Research (KMR) Fellowships are designed to support a balance of innovative knowledge mobilisation and research into the processes and impacts of such innovation.

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Patients across the country set to benefit from the roll out of proven healthcare innovations

Patients across the country set to benefit from the roll out of proven healthcare innovations

6 July 2015

NHS England’s Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh will today (Monday 6 July) announce the successful applicants of a scheme to make evidenced healthcare innovations more widely available to patients. Seventeen healthcare pioneers from the UK and abroad have been identified to receive national support to roll out their technologies, processes and models of care to patients, hospitals and GP practices throughout England.

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West Midlands AHSN working with Health Foundation and NHS England in ground-breaking quality improvement initiative

West Midlands AHSN working with Health Foundation and NHS England in ground-breaking quality improvement initiative

1 July 2015

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has recruited the inaugural participants of a ground-breaking new initiative to improve the quality of healthcare. The Q initiative, run by NHS England and independent healthcare charity the Health Foundation, will connect people dedicated to improving the quality of care across the UK.

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