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Liverpool’s prestigious Town Hall was the venue for an event showcasing exciting opportunities for biomedical research and health.
Excellence Through Collaboration was attended by clinicians, academics, researchers and healthcare staff eager to find out more about Liverpool Health Partners (LHP), an initiative set up to be bring academia and the NHS closer together to deliver an integrated approached to developing research so that it can move from the bench to the bedside very quickly.
A joint partnership between the University, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and seven NHS trusts, LHP is one of only a handful of Academic Health Science Systems (AHSSs) in the country, leading developments in the rapid translation of research into healthcare practice.
Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chairman of LHP and one of the top 100 Clinical Leaders in England
Chaired by Honorary Professor at the University Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, who has recently been named as one of the Top Clinical leaders in England in a poll by Health Service Journal, the event showcased the unique strengths of the nine founding LHP Partners.
Keynote speaker Sir Cyril Chantler, Chairman of the University of College London Partners delivered a presentation outlining the importance of Academic Health Science Systems in a ‘remodelled’ NHS.
Professor Ian Greer, Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Health and Life Sciences and LHP Chief Executive, said: “Liverpool has some enormous health challenges, however it also has all the right ingredients to develop a successful health partnership required to address these challenges.”
If you were unable to attend on the night you can now request presentations and view photographs of the event, you can also view the LHP promotional video.
NIHR League Table
A new league table has been published by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network, the research delivery arm of the NHS, which shows the number of studies done by each NHS Trust in 2012 to 2013.
Clinical research is on the rise in the NHS and Liverpool’s NHS Trusts are helping to spearhead the trend.
Clinical research is a vital part of the work of the NHS and provides evidence about what works so that treatments for patients can be improved. In addition, there is some research evidence to show that patients do better in hospitals and surgeries that do research, even if they don’t actually take part in a study themselves.
For further information on the work of the LHP visit the website or contact Collette Lorne on 0151 795 0179.
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