Academy launched to help health innovation ideas grow

Working with Medilink Midlands, East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) has launched its first Innovation Academy to bring together all the relevant expertise a person will need to develop their health innovation idea – and it’s free to register.

EMAHSN Commercial Director Tim Robinson said: “The East Midlands AHSN Innovation Academy is open to anyone to register including health and care staff, private and voluntary sector organisations and academic institutions. You do not have to be based in the East Midlands.

“Once registered, participants will have access to a range of modules to help them put their idea into practice – whatever level of development it’s at. Each module includes a webinar, live Q&A session with the experts and online resources.”

Darren Clark, CEO of Medilink Midlands, added: “The Midlands is a hotbed of innovation and we have so many inventive and inquisitive companies who are all looking to tackle the life science issues we face. I’m pleased that we are working with the EMAHSN to better enable companies in the region to bring their ideas to reality.”

Modules include: Understanding NHS structures and payments systems, understanding stakeholders, budget impacts and business cases, evidence and evaluation, patient involvement and many more.

The live Q&A session for the first module – Understanding the NHS Structure: Insight from a Commissioning/Trust Perspective – takes place on 10th March at 10am.

Visit to register and find out all you need to know to develop your proposition to improve patient care.