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]


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 […]

Queens Nurses Triumph Over Challenges to Lead in Nursing Excellence

Rebecca McGlone and Jaimini Amin, recipients of the esteemed title of Queen’s Nurses, are dedicated to striving for excellence in […]

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust to host new NIHR Regional Research Delivery Network

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that a new National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Research Delivery Network (RDN) will commence in 2024 to support the successful delivery of health and social care research in England

Leicestershire NHS Trusts’ join forces for Secret Garden Service of Remembrance

Armed Forces Networks from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) came together today, […]

Thousands of school children and young people offered protection against flu

More than 160,000 children and young people are being offered a free and safe flu vaccination in school from Leicestershire […]

LAHP Website Goes Live

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Leicestershire Academic Health Partners (LAHP) website

LPT Consultant receives top accolade from Royal College of Psychiatrists

A consultant psychiatrist who works for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has been awarded a prestigious Honorary Fellowship by the Royal […]

LLR ICB Health Data Science & Research Conference

LLR ICB Health Data Science & Research Conference

LLR ICB Health Data Science & Research Conference – Save the date – Wednesday 6th March 2024

Leicester experts lead space industry talks at Conservative Party Conference

The University of Leicester’s key role in the growth of the UK space industry was outlined at a high-profile panel discussion at this week’s Conservative Party Conference.

Leicester BRC – New exercise app using space data aims to help those with long-term health conditions.

A personalised new exercise app for people with long-term health conditions including heart and lung disease and diabetes is set to be piloted by researchers from the University of Leicester, working within the NIHR Leicester BRC.

Leicester BRC – New study shows link between health-related quality of life reduction and increased risk from heart failure

A new study carried out by researchers from the Leicester BRC has suggested there is strong link between a reduction in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and increased rates of hospital admission and death from heart failure. 

Leicester-led study supports potential news infant immunisation programme

Findings from a Leicester-led study into the rates of children coming to A&E with respiratory infections have supported a recommendation to the UK Government to introduce a new immunisation programme against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) for all children under 2. . . .

UHL Celebrates its annual recognition awards

UHL colleagues gathered at the Athena in Leicester for a special night of celebration for the 2023 Recognition Awards, with 16 winners named from a field of 500 nominees….

Partners across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ask, ‘RU OK?’ on World Mental Health Day, Tuesday 10th October 2023

From the 7th to the 13th of October, twenty organisations in locations across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are hosting events to mark World Mental Health Day….

Health Innovation East Midlands

Innovation Analysts’ Development Programme

Health Innovation East Midlands is offering a high quality, structured programme for Information Analysts who will develop new skills to improve patient care…..

ADHD Programme for Children and Young People wins 4th National Award

A trailblazing programme that has been transforming ADHD diagnosis for children and young people, has scooped its 4th major national award.

EMAHSN Starts a new five-year licence with a new name – Health Innovation East Midlands

The Government and NHS England have relicensed England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks.

Professor Sir Nilesh Samani awarded European Society of Cardiology Gold Medal

Sir Nilesh Samani, Professor of Cardiology at the University of Leicester, Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at University Hospitals of Leicester, and […]

New £3.1 million MRI scanner facility opens in Leicester

A new MRI scanner facility that will help expand vital research into heart and circulatory diseases has opened at Glenfield […]

New £2.9 million project to develop rehabilitation programme for people with multiple long-term conditions

Researchers in Leicester are developing a new programme to provide exercise-based rehabilitation to people living with multiple long-term health conditions. […]

AI breakthrough could save lives through disease prediction and prevention

Artificial intelligence (AI) could help predict how an individual patient’s illness will progress and what treatment will be most successful […]