UHL is one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area. UHL consists of three hospitals, Leicester General, Glenfield and Leicester Royal Infirmary. They also have their very own Children’s Hospital and work closely with their teaching partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University.
Visit website: www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk
The University of Leicester is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University of Leicester are the only university to win seven consecutive Times Higher Awards. In awarding 'University of the Year', Times Higher Education applauded Leicester’s very different approach, describing us as “elite without being elitist”.
Visit website: www.le.ac.uk
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded through the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. The NIHR plays a key role in the Government’s strategy for economic growth, attracting investment by the life-sciences industries through its world-class infrastructure for health research. The mission of the National Institute for Health Research is to maintain a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world-class facilities, conducting leading-edge research focused on the needs of patients and public.
Visit website: www.nihr.ac.uk
Loughborough University is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching and strong links with industry. Loughborough is the UK’s premier university for sport and it has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. Loughborough was selected by the British Olympic Association as the Official Preparation Camp Headquarters for Team GB prior to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Visit website: www.lboro.ac.uk
The CCGs are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area. The three local CCGs which cover Leicestershire and Rutland are responsible for the health of their entire population, and are measured by how much they improve outcomes.
Leicester City CCG: www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/about-us/
East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG: www.eastleicestershireandrutlandccg.nhs.uk
West Leicestershire CCG: www.westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk
The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network is one of 15 new Academic Health Science Networks set up across the country to transform health and patient care through innovation and stimulate economic growth in the region. The key focus of the EMAHSN is adopting and spreading innovation and best practice. The EMAHSN will help develop solutions to healthcare problems by supporting relationships with regional scientific, academic communities and industry.
Diabetes UK is a leading UK patient, healthcare professional and research charity. Diabetes UK cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.
Visit website: www.diabetes.org