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.

  • 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.
  • Alignment with the Mission and Strategic Priorities of the Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside.
  • Ambition to achieve sustainable and transformational change.
  • 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