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The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network leads, catalyses and drives co-operation, collaboration and productivity between academia, industry, health and care providers and commissioners, and citizens, and accelerates the adoption of innovation to generate continuous improvement in the region’s health and wealth.

This will be achieved in a collaborative environment in which member organisations are mutually supportive and in which the technology-rich West Midlands’ life sciences community is fully integrated and generating additional investment. Innovation will be spread at scale and pace regionally, nationally and internationally. WMAHSN, its partners and the public will celebrate the region’s success as a centre for innovation, health and wealth and as the first digitally-enabled health economy in England. The improved generation and adoption of innovation will benefit the economy by giving the region’s academic institutions and life sciences industry a competitive advantage.


WMAHSN namechecked in West Midlands Science and Innovation Audit

The WMAHSN has been named as a key to partner in enabling science and innovation to be a driving force behind the continuing economic renaissance of the West Midlands, according to a new report by the West Midlands Combined Authority…    Read More

UK medtech industry seeks to forge stronger trading relationships with international membership

AHSNs are supporting a new membership programme that seeks to forge stronger international trading relationships within the UK’s ‘MedTech’ industry. The Association of British Health Care Industries (ABHI) has become the first UK life sciences industry association to create a…    Read More

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Introducing Meridian

Meridian is the West Midlands’ online healthcare innovation exchange, supporting the adoption of good practice and the sharing of lessons learned.
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Meridian innovation Peezy Midstream showcased

65 million urine specimens delivered annually to the NHS, of which up to 73% will be unreliable. Here, Giovanna Forte, CEO and Co-Founder of Forte Medical, discusses the company's Peezy Midstream urine collection device with George Kennedy CBE, President of the Association of British Healthcare Industries. Peezy Midstream is one of the innovations on Meridian, our health innovation exchange. Peezy Midstream improves urine specimen quality to 98.5% accuracy, delivering right-first-time preventative medicine, patient dignity and huge long-term cost savings across the clinical pathways. Forte Medical can demonstrate potential national direct savings of around £30m and efficiency savings of over £1.2bn from this device.



June 2017

Regional Cardiac Update Meetings 2017


These cardiac update meetings are for all healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of arrhythmias. These meetings provide…    Read More


October 2017

Heart Rhythm Congress

International Convention Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham B15 1AY

The largest heart rhythm event in the UK, Heart Rhythm Congress provides unrivalled opportunity for health care professionals interested in…    Read More

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