About Us

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.


Free places for TSA’s International Technology Enabled Care Conference

WMAHSN members are being offered a free place to attend TSA’s International Technology Enabled Care Conference, taking place on 18 and 19 October 2016 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. The work of the AHSNs to transform health and…    Read More

Where did it all go so right? Learning from Excellence event

Temperatures soared to over 34 degrees in Birmingham but that didn’t stop more than 70 delegates from NHS organisations, patients and academia coming along to the Learning from Excellence Where did it all go so right? event, with guests travelling…    Read More

Featured Programme


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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Think Sepsis: a film for all healthcare workers involved in the care of sick children

This awareness-raising teaching aid has been developed to help health care professionals spot and respond to the warning signs of sepsis in children.



October 2016

Heart Rhythm Congress

The International Convention Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA

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


September 2016

International Society on Priorities in Health conference

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

The University of Birmingham is delighted to be hosting the biennial conference of the International Society on Priorities in Health…    Read More

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