The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) in partnership with Health Education East Midlands, awarded £250,000 to organisations that educate professionals (including nurses, doctors and radiographers) across the East Midlands, as part of its first ever Higher Education Institution (HEI) Challenge Award.

The funding has specifically supported the 11 local universities involved to develop ways of working together: sharing, developing, showcasing and spreading their work relating to healthcare training and education – the HEI Challenge for Patient Supported Quality Improvement and Education in Health and Social Care. The organisations all contribute to the education and training of health professionals in the East Midlands.  The local universities are supported by Education for Health, the world’s leading charity involved with the education of health professionals, which focuses on training as a key factor in improving patient health and quality of life. It is the first time all 12 organisations have worked together across the whole region on a joint project.


EMAHSN brings patients, carers and communities together with health and social care providers, industry and researchers to make a real and lasting difference to health and social care in the East Midlands. If you would like to stay in touch with the EMAHSN's work on patient and public involvement, you can register your details. You will automatically receive an email copy of the regular patient and public involvement bulletin, Public Face Register here.

Our impact on the community

EMAHSN has 4 core objectives set by NHS England:

  1. Promote health equality and best practice
  2. Speed up the adoption of innovation into practice to improve clinical outcomes
  3. Build a culture of partnership and collaboration
  4. Create wealth through co-development, testing, evaluation, early adoption and spread of new products and services

We have agreed definitions for deliverables and impacts:

Deliverable - a quantitative measurement of a tangible activity or product directly attributable to an EMAHSN activity.

Impact - changes in practice, service or policy that make a distinct and material contribution that would not have occurred, or would have been significantly reduced without the contribution of EMAHSN.

Impact dimensions - an impact might be an effect or change to the activity, attitude, awareness, behaviour, capacity, opportunity, performance, policy, practice or understanding of an audience, beneficiary, community, constituency, organisation or individual.  

EMAHSN has defined impact dimensions which they measure our projects and programmes against:

  • Benefited patient experience or outcome
  • Led to documented changes in organisational / management practice or service delivery structures
  • Influenced or changed commissioning
  • Led to a reduction in harm, risk, or other negative effect
  • Led to impacts on public / other audience awareness, attitudes, understanding or behaviour
  • Reduced costs and / or improved efficiency of providing a service or intervention
  • Change benefited the economy, society, culture, public policy or service, health, the environment or quality of life
  • Assisted the adoption and spread of innovation or research translation into practice
  • Increased the turnover, profitability or employment of a UK based commercial company or UK subsidiary of an international company

EMAHSN’s programmes and projects have the opportunity of support from health economics, evaluation and health analytics expertise to identify robust deliverables and impacts early in their planning phase to ensure they are measurable. All programmes are shaped in partnership with people who use services.

If you would like further information or to get involved with our organisation, please use the contacts below

Email: emahsn@nottingham.ac.uk
Twitter: twitter.com/EM_AHSN
Phone: 0115 823 1300
Web: www.emahsn.org.uk

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
C Floor, Institute of Mental Health
University of Nottingham Innovation Park
Triumph Road
Nottingham, NG7 2TU