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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.


E-learning package provides education for nurses on medicines management

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

The doctor will Skype you now: new video explains how patients can have online appointment

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

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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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Serendip® Digital Health Quarter - unleashing the power of healthcare innovation

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.



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


November 2017

Osteoporosis Clinical Update 2017

The National Conference Centre, Coventry Road, Hampton in Arden, Solihull B92 0EJ

With a brand new and innovative format, this event promises to provide multidisciplinary clinicians in England with the opportunity to…    Read More

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