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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Department of Health have funded comprehensive and clinical research networks throughout England.  The networks help to provide the NHS with the support and facilities it needs for first class research. Our Trust is a partner/member of the following organisations in the East Midlands area.

Clinical Research Network: East Midlands

The NIHR Clinical Research Network is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. We operate nationally across England through a national coordinating centre and 15 local branches delivering research in the NHS across all disease areas.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network: East Midlands is hosted by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. The host is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of research in the Trusts, primary care organisations and other qualified NHS providers throughout the East Midlands area.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network: East Midlands helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are carried out efficiently, and supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in the East Midlands area.
For more information please visit: Clinical Research Network East Midlands

CLAHRC EM (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, East Midlands)

The CLAHRC EM aims to improve health outcomes across the region by delivering and implementing world class health research with the support of more than fifty local partners from universities, the NHS, industry and the public.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a partner member of CLAHRC EM, which is jointly funded by its partner members and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Its mission is to "undertake high quality, applied research and related education in order to enable a step change in the way research is delivered and services are designed."

CLAHRC EM will create an international centre of excellence to deliver a large volume of high-quality applied health research of local and national relevance through partner contributions, and build strength and capacity for world-class research within the East Midlands. Ultimately this will lead to “healthier living for longer” for people with long term conditions, their families and carers in the East Midlands.

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East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN)

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) offers a clear and ambitious plan to become a leading innovation body for our diverse local population. With the world-class academic institutions, industry, health and social care working together, the opportunity is both sizeable and timely.

EMAHSN core vision reflects the NHS Constitution 2013:

"The transformation of patient access, experience and outcomes at the earliest opportunity through innovation and enterprising working 'at the limits of science' - bringing the highest level of human knowledge and skill to save lives and improve health" 

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