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Defining Principles - AHSP

The following defining principles will be used to determine whether or not activities fall within the remit of AHSP. Defining principles 1 to 3 must be met.

  1. Collaborative input from both the University of Dundee (“University”) and NHS Tayside (“NHST”) and where neither institution could achieve or optimise added value acting in isolation.

  2. Alignment with the Mission and Strategic Priorities of the Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside.

  3. Ambition to achieve sustainable and transformational change.

  4. The proposed outputs of activities must be aimed at achieving at least one of the following:

(a) increased alignment of University and NHST activities and ambitions in some or all of education and training, quality improvement and safety, research, informatics, e-health, innovation or healthcare delivery;

(b) improved patient and population health outcomes;

(c) a reduction in unmet clinical need;

(d) improvement in the prevention of illness and promotion of healthy lifestyles;

(e) improved patient experience;

(f) increased health equality;

(g) translation of knowledge across the academic, healthcare, public health and social care boundaries;

(h) attraction and retention of high quality clinical and academic staff;

(i) the diffusion of research & innovation outputs and their early adoption into practice including through partnership with the private sector, entrepreneurs and other external partners;

(j) increased development, testing, evaluation and commercialisation of innovative technologies;

(k) increased leveraging of external project funding from commercial and non-commercial sources;

(l) increased exporting of clinical know-how and expertise, in particular to developing parts of the world, for the purposes of reducing suffering, saving lives, networking and generating income;

(m) increased stakeholder and public engagement including with patients, carers, local authorities, students, the wider public, professional bodies, government and other Academic Health Science Centres and Networks both national and international;

(n) improved systems, processes and organisational alignment at the interface between the University and NHST;

(o) increased potential opportunities for engagement with the broader NHS and other universities.

April 2016