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Clinical Research Network (CRN): East Midlands 


The NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands supports the delivery of health research across the East Midlands region. They help provide the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS in the region so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments.




Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East Midlands


The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East Midlands, led by Professor Kamlesh Khunti, brings together a collaboration of local providers and commissioners of NHS services, universities, industry and other relevant organisations. It leads applied health research across the region, translating research findings into improved outcomes for patients.




National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) 


The NIHR Leicester BRC is at the frontier of research into illnesses linked to respiratory conditions, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the consequences of inactivity. Its overall purpose is to translate scientific breakthroughs in these areas into diagnostic tests, preventions and life-saving treatments for patients.




NIHR Research Design Service East Midlands 


The Research Design Service (RDS) East Midlands provides free design and methodological support to health researchers in the region who are developing research funding applications. The RDS supports research teams to develop and submit high quality applied health and social care grant applications to NIHR and other open, national, peer-reviewed funding programmes. Priority is given to those applying to NIHR and nationally competitive funding streams, but where capacity allows other design and funding enquiries will be supported.




University of Leicester  


Ranked 37th in the world Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019, the University of Leicester delivers world-class research, changing the way people think about the past, present and future. Discovery is about imaginative new thinking, underpinning fundamental advances in our understanding of the world around us, helping them apply their expertise to business and community needs, and delivering solutions to global challenges.




Loughborough University       


Loughborough University is a top 10 research university in England. It is renowned for the relevance of its research, the results of which help business and industry to compete more effectively, shape public policy and ultimately improve the quality of people’s lives.




NIHR East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EM AHSN) 


The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) is one of 15 regional Academic Health Science Networks around the country.  Set up by NHS England in 2013, EMAHSN work to identify and spread innovation at pace and scale: bringing together the NHS, universities, industry and social care to transform the health of our 4.6m East Midlands residents and stimulate wealth creation.




Health Education East Midlands (HEEM) 


HEEM aims to develop a high quality, safe and sustainable workforce with the best possible education and training for students, trainees and staff. As a ‘convenor’ of the East Midlands health system, HEEM brings people together across NHS, social care and the third sector: working on large scale change, championing education and training as a lever for improvement and acting as an exemplar for workforce best practice and innovation. HEEM cover the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.




National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine 


The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) is an Olympic legacy project that delivers education, research and clinical services in sport, exercise and physical activity. It aims to apply world-class expertise to policies and practice that will benefit the health and well-being of the nation, from everyday people at risk of ill health through to elite athletes.






Medipex is a healthcare innovation hub for NHS organisations across the Yorkshire and Humber and East Midlands regions and industry and academia internationally. Medipex connects the NHS with industry and academia, sharing knowledge of the NHS and commercialisation processes to facilitate the innovation cycle.




UK Health Data Research Alliance

The UK Health Data Research Alliance is an independent alliance of leading healthcare and research organisations united to establish best practice for the ethical use of UK health data for research at scale.

The Alliance is part of the UK-wide capability for the responsible use of health data for research and innovation, funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).



Midlands and Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre


The Midlands and Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC) is a large regional network with the necessary commercial and NHS infrastructure required to facilitate the delivery of advanced therapy treatments to patients. The centre includes a wide range of specialists in advanced therapy manufacturing, including academic and commercial partners, logistics companies, specialists in clinical trial delivery and teams focussed on IT solutions and health economics.