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.
Nursing SCRIPT is an e-learning programme for qualified and undergraduate nurses, designed to provide education relating to managing and optimising the use of medicines. Effective medicines management education is crucial in reducing medication errors and improving patient safety. Read More
A new video has been released which explains how patients in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire can now see their GP or nurse for a medical consultation - without leaving the comfort of their own home. The exciting new programme allows… Read More
Based at Innovation Birmingham's iCentrum building, the Serendip® Smart City Incubator programme provides market access and expertise for digital start-up businesses, with the WMAHSN the partner in the Digital Health Quarter. Here, three of the Serendip® tenants - Stan from Give Vision, Julie from Move it or Lose it! and Mahnaz from Medstars - talk about how their residency, as well as the support of WMAHSN, has helped them develop their business and accelerated the adoption of their innovations at scale and pace. Neil Mortimer, Business Manager at WMAHSN, explains how this improves both patient care and the local economy, while Innovation Birmingham's Hugo Russell outlines the key benefits of being a Serendip® tenant.