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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.


Celebrating the work of Walsall Nursing Homes

A one-day conference ran by Walsall Healthcare Trust, Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group and the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative, was held this week to celebrate the improvement work made by Walsall Nursing Homes.    Read More

Kaido issues healthy challenge to hospital staff

Digital Health business Kaido has issued it’s ‘Around the World’ challenge to staff at the largest single-site hospital in the country. Following an introduction from the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), Kaido’s health and well-being initiative is now…    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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Learning from Excellence Community Event video

Coverage of the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative's Learning from Excellence (LfE) Community Event, a national conference held on 16 November 2017 at The Vox in Birmingham. The LfE initiative believes that by studying excellence in healthcare can create new opportunities for learning and improving team resilience. Attendees share their experiences of LfE in the video, reflecting on the event and how they will apply LfE in their working lives to improve safety and quality of care for patients.



April 2018

Digital Health and Wellbeing Conference

Walton Hall, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

The conference aims to challenge research and practitioners to explore, uncover and inspire the ethos of digital health and wellbeing,…    Read More


April 2018

Black Country Business Festival


This brand new initiative will drive business engagement, encourage collaboration, promote inward investment and support economic growth across the Black…    Read More

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