Research useful links
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.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.
Research Team Annual Report
You can read the Research Team's annual report by clicking the following link: Research Team Annual Report 2022/2023
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: CRN East Midlands
ARC EM (Applied Research Collaboration, East Midlands)
NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCS) support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health care systems.
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a partner member of ARC EM, which is jointly funded by its partner members and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Its mission is to “improve the health and wellbeing of people by working collaboratively with our partners to tackle health and care priorities through research and by translating research findings into everyday practice” embodying people to live healthier lives for longer independently.
ARC EM believe that Research is the cornerstone of health and social care, nothing should be brought into practice without a solid evidence base – a new intervention needs to be proven. On average it takes more than 17 years for best practice generated through research to reach frontline practice and be adopted, ARC EM’s aim is to significantly speed up this process. ARC EM do this by testing and refining the learnings from research through collaborations. ARC EM is made up of local providers of NHS and care services, patient groups, commissioners, local authorities, universities, industry, and charities. These collaborations work together to conduct high quality, generalisable, applied health and care research that addresses the specific health or care issues in the East Midlands region, leading to the development of evidence-based frameworks, which drive up standards of care and saves time and money.
For more information please visit https://arc-em.nihr.ac.uk/
Health Innovation East Midlands
Health Innovation East Midlands was established by NHS England in 2013, as one of 15 organisations across England acting together as the innovation arm of the NHS. For a summary of our offer, take a look at our offer guide which outlines our support for the health and care system.
We bring together partners from across all sectors involved in health and care including the NHS, social care and public health, patients, research, third sector and industry – to identify, test and spread new technologies and better ways of working. We aim to save the NHS money, generate economic growth, empower health and care staff, and improve the experience and outcomes of patients.
The work of all the Health Innovation Networks is broadly split between three different, but complementary commissions:
- NHS England (covering our core work around innovation)
- NHS Improvement (supporting safer care through our Patient Safety Collaboratives)
- Office for Life Sciences (helping innovators to spread their great ideas and technologies, and in doing so support economic growth).
For more information, please visit https://healthinnovation-em.org.uk/