News and events

News and events

We are keen to share news of Leicestershire Academic Health Partners in the media, and actively promote exciting and ground-breaking developments made within our Academic Themes and partner organisations.

For press enquiries, please contact Jamie Sharp, Operations Manager at University of Leicester on 0116 373 6754.

We also hold training and events throughout the year for staff from our partner organisations. We run and take part in events for our stakeholders and for members of the public to attend to find out more about healthcare research, research we are working on, and why research is so important for the local populations we serve. For further information on upcoming events, monitor this page or contact us by email at “[email protected]


Health Innovation East Midlands

Australian innovators visit East Midlands 

Health Tech innovators from Australia visited Leicester during April, as part of Investment NSW and NSW Government’s ‘Going Global Export’ Health Innovation Programme. Delivered by Health Innovation […]

Health Innovation East Midlands

Collaborate to innovate: Learning from the NHS, charities and life sciences industry 

A new report has been launched to highlight the benefits of cross-sector collaboration between the NHS, health charities and the […]

Health Innovation East Midlands

Free on demand courses for healthcare innovators who want to work with the NHS 

During May, Health Innovation East Midlands launched its Innovation Academy on a new platform – with brand new content for […]

Health Innovation East Midlands

Engaging with underserved communities

Health Innovation East Midlands has supported the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ICS to undertake a review of public engagement with […]

Leicester rises up the Complete University Guide table

The University of Leicester has risen up the rankings in the 2025 Complete University Guide. Leicester went up two places from 38th to […]

Leicester academic to lead UN session on transport of the future

University of Leicester’s Dr Sarah Jane Fox will lead a session on sustainable transport at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland this month. The […]

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust appoints two new Non-Executive Directors

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors to its senior leadership team. David Moon and Andrew Moore […]

UK study in over 80,000 adults finds smokers tend to eat less and have a less healthy diet than non-smokers

New research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Venice, Italy (12-15 May 2024), suggests that smokers tend […]

Get moving more for your mental health

This week we are encouraging people of all ages across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to get moving for your mental […]

Charge nurse receives international DAISY award

A charge nurse from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has received the international DAISY Award for the outstanding compassionate care they […]

New DNA origami technique promises breakthroughs in medicine

A new technique in building DNA structures at a microscopic level has the potential to advance drug delivery and disease […]

Celebrating International Nurses’ Day 2024

We’re celebrating the rich experiences and backgrounds of the research nurses working within the NIHR Leicester BRC this International Nurses’ […]

New digital tool aims to reduce diagnosis delays in those with chronic breathlessness

University experts are helping to create a quicker pathway to diagnosis (cause) for adults living with chronic breathlessness. Dr Gillian […]

Pledges across LLR to tackle health equity for autistic people and people with learning disabilities

Around 70 people working at local football clubs, cafes, care providers and elsewhere across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) have […]

Major funding for flagship research project on AI in Law Enforcement

A project investigating the future use of probabilistic AI in law enforcement has received major funding from Responsible AI UK […]

International studies confirm positive effects of weight loss medicine for people with obesity-related heart failure

Two new studies have confirmed the benefits of weight loss medication, semaglutide, for patients living with obesity-related heart failure. The […]

‘One-stop’ clinics put patients at heart

With the help of local charity, the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JMHT), family screening and diagnostic genetic testing services have been […]

University of Leicester to spend £1m on making research more inclusive

The University of Leicester has bolstered its commitment to inclusivity within research after securing £1m from the Wellcome Trust. The […]

You’re invited to an exclusive performance of the play Unseen Unheard on Tuesday, 21 May 2024 from 5.30pm 

The NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre and Gilead Science would like to invite you to join us at Gilead organised […]

Study seeking to find first medication for Long COVID welcomes first participant

Researchers in Leicester have welcomed the first patient living with inflammatory Long COVID onto a study testing the effectiveness of […]

Football stars launch new gym equipment

Stars from Leicester City Football Club launched a new piece of gym equipment which will help mental health patients with […]

UK CRF Network 19th Annual Conference

We are proud to be hosting the UK Clinical Research Facility Network’s 19th Annual Conference: ‘Making the invisible, visible: addressing […]

Leicester and Leicestershire can breath easy as University unveils pollen monitor

As hayfever sufferers feel the first symptoms of their seasonal condition this spring, researchers in Leicester have switched on a […]

New website launches for Leicester Fertility Centre

A new ‘one-stop shop’ website for Leicester Fertility Centre is now live. The latest information and resources for patients, potential […]

Visiting hours extended across Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust community hospitals and mental health services

Visiting times across Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s (LPT) community hospitals, inpatient wards and units have been extended to support patients’ […]

NHS staff retention to be investigated in new study

At a time when staffing the NHS effectively has never been more important, a team of researchers are seeking to […]

Leicester-led study finds long-COVID leaves tell-tale traces in the blood

A study into the long-term health impacts of coronavirus, led by experts from the University of Leicester, has found long-COVID […]

May 9 calendar

Regulatory Workshop for HealthTech Innovators: MedTech, Software and AI Applications

Are you working on developing new MedTech, in-vitro diagnostic devices, digital health or wellness products? Do you need advice on […]

LAHP & IPH Event: Developing Partnerships for Innovation in Health and Life Sciences with the University of Leicester

We are delighted to announce that the Leicestershire Academic Health Partners (LAHP) and the Institute for Precision Health (IPH) have […]

Coming together to improve safety in mental health  

Health Innovation East Midlands hosted a learning event during April to share experience around mental health issues.  The “Caring Together: […]

New independent chair appointed to lead Health Innovation East Midlands  

Professor Phil Baker has been appointed the new Independent Chair of Health Innovation East Midlands, from April 2024.  Phil started […]

Nominations open for awards celebrating Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust stars

Nominations for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s (LPT) annual Celebrating Excellence Awards are now open for patients, service-users, carers, and staff […]

Findings of global study could aid stroke patient prognosis

Measuring the brain’s ability to control its own blood flow using a bedside test could allow clinicians to give stroke […]

Discovery of how limiting damage from an asthma attack could stop disease

Leicester scientists are part of a team which has discovered a new cause for asthma that sparks hope for treatment […]

University of Leicester’s research lead to bring his expertise to NHS innovation body

The University of Leicester has strengthened its links with the National Health Service following the appointment of Professor Philip Baker […]

Deputy ward manager receives international DAISY award

A deputy ward manager from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has received the international DAISY Award for the outstanding compassionate care […]

Free NHS-run online courses help parents support their children

Free courses covering topics on children’s physical and mental health, understanding their feelings and how to build better relationships are […]

UK Space Agency establishes Midlands base at Space Park Leicester

Space Park Leicester has been selected to host one of three new regional offices for the UK Space Agency, as part of […]

Raising Health launches sensory room fundraising appeal to ‘bring light’ to The Beacon; our children and young people’s mental health unit

A fundraising campaign to provide vital sensory support for children and young people with acute mental illness launches today (22 March 2024). […]

Residents of Space Park Leicester recognised at the Leicestershire Innovation Awards

Four residents of Space Park Leicester were finalists at the 2024 Leicestershire Innovation Awards which took place last night (20 […]

AI tool for breast cancer patients following surgery will be trialled later this year.

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Leicester, has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can […]

Generous donation to enhance pioneering kidney research at Leicester

Pioneering research by the University of Leicester into chronic kidney disease has received another major boost thanks to a £1 […]

Five scientists represent University of Leicester in Parliament

Five University of Leicester scientists in the early stages of their careers have had the opportunity to present their research […]

Leicester health researchers recognised with NIHR Senior Investigator Awards

A pair of Leicester health researchers have been awarded prestigious National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator […]

LPT Shortlisted for five awards at prestigious digital healthcare Oscars

A Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) programme manager, the team behind a new transformative patient record system and a health […]

Fielding Palmer Hospital – Public Consultation Results

NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (ICB) has published the report of findings for a consultation on proposals […]

Charnwood Community Health & Wellbeing Partnership Hosts Celebratory Event

On Tuesday 12 March, more than 30 partners involved in health and wellbeing met to celebrate their successes and to […]

Regulatory Workshop for HealthTech Innovators: MedTech, Software and AI Applications

Are you working on developing new MedTech, in-vitro diagnostic devices, digital health or wellness products? Do you need advice on […]

Five digital healthcare innovators join East Midlands accelerator programme 

Five digital health innovations have been selected for the East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator programme 2024, to help the NHS and care […]

Five For Friday: 14 March 2024

Five for Friday is our stakeholder bulletin, to keep you informed about your local NHS. In this issue: Read the […]

Space firm behind pioneering ‘shoebox-sized laboratory’ comes to Leicester

The creators of a shoebox-sized laboratory which enables experiments to be carried out in space are now working with Space Park […]

Leicester Law School hosts distinguished African lawyer and diplomat

An eminent lawyer and diplomat who was the first woman Legal Counsel of the African Union has brought the benefit […]

Leicester study seeks to understand ongoing impacts of exercise after weight loss surgery

“I hope what they learn in this study will benefit people like me, who are committed to managing their weight […]

BRC Celebrates Healthcare Science Week with new podcast series

Tune into a brand new podcast series from the NIHR Leicester BRC, launched this Healthcare Science Week. In interviews with Professor Turi King, […]

Trusts’ Chair John MacDonald announces retirement plans after 35 years’ NHS service

John MacDonald, joint Chair of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS […]

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust director David Williams has been elected to an exciting new role which will provide an opportunity to help address some of the key challenges facing the NHS.

David, group director of strategy and partnerships at Leicestershire Partnership and Northamptonshire Healthcare Associate University Group, has been elected as […]

Royal family tree takes root at University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden

The University of Leicester’s royal roots have been strengthened with the planting of a special sapling gifted by the King. […]

Extended visiting hours across Leicester’s Hospitals

New visiting times at Leicester’s Hospitals will mean people get to spend more time with their loved ones when they […]

Celebrating the unsung care heroes across the East Midlands  

Health Innovation East Midlands announced the winners of the 2024 Care Awards during March. The winners, across six categories, were […]

Health Innovation East Midlands named as delivery partner for Martha’s Rule  

Health Innovation East Midlands (HIEM) has been selected by NHS England as a key delivery partner for implementing Martha’s Rule across […]

Sickle cell patients in East Midlands to benefit from national £1.5M technology investment  

Children, young people, and adults across the East Midlands suffering from sickle cell disease will benefit from better care closer […]

Space Park Leicester celebrates International Women’s Day with ‘New Voices’ showcase

Space Park Leicester is delighted to announce the success of its inaugural “New Voices” event, held on Friday in celebration […]

University of Leicester-led training centre to fuse AI into metals industry

A new training centre at the University of Leicester aims to boost the metals industry with the skills in data […]

BRC celebrates its inspirational women on IWD 2024 

On Friday 8 March the NIHR Leicester BRC joins the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day, a day dedicated […]

Stem cells collected in late pregnancy herald advances in prenatal medicine

A pioneering approach, developed by researchers at UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with key input from the University […]

Thousands of people may not be working due to Long COVID, new research shows

Nearly 30,000 people in the UK may be unable to work because of Long COVID, a new study led by […]

Glenfield’s Judith is first UK participant in women-only heart surgery study

The first patient in the UK to take part in a women-only cardiac surgery research trial underwent a life-changing heart […]

Space researcher shares her inspiring story and advice to young women and girls hoping to work in STEM

To mark International Women’s Day, a young researcher at the University of Leicester is sharing her journey to becoming a […]

Stem cells collected in late pregnancy herald advances in prenatal medicine

A pioneering approach, developed by researchers at UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with key input from the University […]

Multi-million pound study aims to unravel key mystery in genome regulation

Academics from the University of Leicester are leading a pioneering study to investigate how three-dimensional organisation of our genomes contributes […]

COVID-19 study team recognised for outstanding impact in medical research

A Leicester team behind a major UK study into the long-term health impacts of COVID-19 on hospitalised patients has been […]

Public event will discuss exercise-rehabilitation for people with multiple long-term conditions

You are invited to join the conversation about how exercise-based rehabilitation exercise-rehabilitation can help people with multiple long-term conditions. The […]

Enhancing inclusion and diversity in health research: come to our event and help guide researcher training

We would like to invite you to join the discussion about what is important to be included in researcher training. […]

You’re invited to our Public Involvement in Health Research Event

Come and hear about health improvement research taking place here in Leicester at our Public Involvement in Health Research Event […]

UHL slashes waiting times

New figures show University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is one of the leading Trusts in England in reducing the […]

Hinckley Community Diagnostic Centre Gets The Go-Ahead

NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (LLR ICB) are pleased to announce that outline planning permission has been […]

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has been congratulated after its Veteran Aware accreditation review was approved and endorsed by the Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA).

The Veteran Aware status is only awarded to Trusts who provide the best care for veterans and their families, to […]

Chest X-ray AI live at Leicester’s Hospitals with aims to expedite the detection of lung cancer

Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the prioritisation of abnormal chest X-rays has successfully gone live at the University Hospitals of Leicester […]

A community learning disability nurse and nursing associate from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have jointly received the international DAISY Award for the outstanding compassionate care they provide to their patients.

Lisa Healey-Lyman, community learning disability nurse, and Mary Corner, nursing associate, were nominated for the award for the care they […]

Leicester researcher joins global push to prevent type 1 diabetes

Professor Claire Meek at the University of Leicester is leading one of five global research projects receiving part of £1.5 million […]

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is looking to recruit new Student Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHNs) to support children, young people and families living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The roles are open to qualified nurses looking for a new challenge and professional development opportunity. The student SCPHNs would […]

Health Innovation East Midlands

Join the East Midlands ‘Innovation Academy’

In the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, introducing new innovations or services can be complex and challenging. The Innovation Academy is a comprehensive guide to mastering […]

Health Innovation East Midlands

New funding programme to support health innovations in the East Midlands 

Health Innovation East Midlands has launched a new innovation funding programme, in partnership with Medilink Midlands. The Health Innovation Fund […]

BRC researchers awarded £14 million to expand research into the prevention and management of chronic disease through physical activity

More than £14 million has been awarded to the University of Leicester, which forms part of the NIHR Leicester BRC. to […]

LPT and Northamptonshire Healthcare Associate University Group has joined the Social Value Network

Leicestershire Partnership and Northamptonshire Healthcare Associate University Group has joined the Social Value Network, hosted by NHS Arden & GEM, to […]

Check out 16 Jan BBC Morning Live – filmed here at the NIHR Leicester BRC

Check out BBC’s Morning Live, 16 Jan 2024 from around 10 minutes in, to watch a feature on clinical trials […]

Multi-million-pound lifespan research project will look at why some people live longer than others in Leicestershire

University of Leicester researchers will be investigating why some people in the county live longer than others thanks to a […]

Leading light in auroras to give prestigious astronomy lecture

The spectacular light displays of the aurora borealis will be the focus of a prestigious lecture to be given by […]

Three decades-long partnership reaffirmed as University of Leicester hosts China delegation

The University of Leicester has welcomed a delegation from the Chongqing Municipal People’s Government, led by Vice Mayor Mr Dan […]

Study seeks to tackle widening health inequalities observed in children with type 1 diabetes

The reasons why children and young people with type 1 diabetes from ethnic minority groups or living in low socioeconomic […]

Weight re-gained after weight loss results in less muscle, more fat, study finds

14/12/2023 A Leicester study that measured the fat mass and fat-free (muscle) mass of dieters suggests that weight loss followed […]

New Partnership is Exciting Step Forward for NHS Trusts and University of Leicester

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have entered into a formal partnership with the University of […]

Weight re-gained after weight loss results in less muscle, more fat, study finds

A Leicester study that measured the fat mass and fat-free (muscle) mass of dieters suggests that weight loss followed by […]

LPT Staff Member Receives Award for Finance Professional of the Year

Jackie Moore, Financial Controller from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, has received the Healthcare Financial Management Association East Midlands Branch Finance Professional […]

UK-born UK healthcare workers more likely to report multiple long-term health conditions than those born overseas

UK healthcare workers born in the UK are significantly more likely to report having multiple long-term health conditions than migrant […]

Liquid biopsy research wins best presentation

A study that tested a new approach to analysing circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in patients with breast cancer, with the […]

Health Innovation East Midlands

Health Innovation – Evaluating New Oxygen Flow Devices at Queen’s Hospital Burton to Help Reduce Respiratory Patients’ Length of Treatment

Health Innovation East Midlands is supporting University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB).to evaluate an innovative new device which can […]

Health Innovation East Midlands

Health Innovation – East Midlands Digital Health Accelerator Programme

Health and care innovators are invited to apply for the Health Innovation East Midlands 2024 Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) programme – the […]

Health Innovation East Midlands

HIEM is pleased to welcome Glenn Crocker to Health Innovation East Midlands as an Independent Director

Dr Glenn Crocker MBE is Health Innovation East Midlands’ new Independent Director, bringing a wealth of experience to our Governance Board.

Outcome of Tender Exercise: Mental Health Crisis House to Change Provider in November 2024

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s mental health crisis house will be changing provider from Turning Point to Richmond Fellowship on 1 […]