Funding will help develop and showcase region's healthcare education

Nottingham Trent University is a partner in a new project designed to help further develop and showcase healthcare-related education in the East Midlands.

Nottingham Trent University is a partner in a new project designed to help further develop and showcase healthcare-related education in the East Midlands.

It is among ten universities in the region to share £250,000, given by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) in partnership with Health Education East Midlands.

The money – given as part of the first Higher Education Institution Challenge Award – is intended to help build the East Midlands' reputation as a great place to study, train and work.

It will be used to create new ways for universities to work together and to share, develop, showcase and spread their work relating to healthcare training and education.

The universities will be 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 will be the first time all 11 organisations have worked together across the whole region on a joint project.

Dr Georgina Manning, of Nottingham Trent University's School of Science and Technology said: "This is a great opportunity for us to consider new ways of delivering healthcare-related education.

"It will also enable us to share our expertise and to showcase our health and wellbeing research – particularly in those areas that directly impact upon patient outcome."

Managing Director of the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, Rachel Munton, said: "The East Midlands has a deserved reputation for healthcare education and training – and it is also a great place to live and work.

"Our Higher Education Institution Challenge Award sits at the very heart of what the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network is all about; supporting health innovation and wealth creation through the development of partnerships and collaborations.

"This will also help ensure the future needs of local employers are met and will provide a boost for our economy – encouraging more students to stay in the region following their training and addressing current issues in retaining high quality staff."

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    The other universities involved in the project are University of Derby, De Montfort University, University of Leicester, University of Lincoln, Loughborough University, University of Northampton, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

    East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) is one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks in England. EMAHSN brings together the NHS, universities, industry and social care to transform the health of the region's 4.5M residents and stimulate wealth. Current priorities focus on identifying and spreading innovations that address health challenges including cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental health, respiratory disease, stroke and support for frail older people. For more information visit East Midlands Academic Health Science Network .

    Health Education East Midlands (HEEM) is part of Health Education England (HEE) and was established in April 2013. HEEM's goal is to develop a high quality, safe and sustainable workforce to meet the healthcare needs of the East Midlands. By working closely with stakeholders, they act as a regional ‘convenor' bringing people together across NHS, social care and the third sector to deliver the best possible services and outcomes for patients. HEEM covers the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. For more visit Health Education East Midlands.

Funding will help develop and showcase region's healthcare education

Published on 3 March 2015
  • Category: Research; School of Science and Technology

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