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.


New video encourages healthcare innovators to collaborate via online platform

A video has been released by WMAHSN, showcasing their online health innovation exchange, Meridian. The new video features “talking heads” from just a few of the health innovators who have benefited from Meridian, discussing how the exchange has supported them,…    Read More

WMAHSN-supported innovative Skype programme scoops award

An exciting initiative linking GPs in northern Staffordshire with their elderly patients and care home staff through online video technology, which is being supported by WMAHSN, has scooped an award from the Academy of Fabulous Stuff. The programme has 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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Latest video

Annual Report 2016/17 video

Bringing to life the WMAHSN's Annual Report 2016/17, this video looks at the impacts made in the areas of innovation, improvement, adoption and spread, and economic benefit over the past 12 months.



September 2017

Regional Cardiac Update Meetings 2017

Weetwood Hall Hotel, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 5PS

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


September 2017

Regional Cardiac Update Meetings 2017

Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UD

The Heart Rhythm Alliance cardiac update meetings are for all healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of arrhythmias.…    Read More

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