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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.


West Midlands Genomics Ambassador chats to the Nursing Times

In support of the 100,000 Genomes Project, the WMAHSN is funding three Genomics Ambassadors in the West Midlands. The Ambassadors are facilitating the spread of knowledge, experience and expertise gained by trusts that are already engaged in the region. The…    Read More

Entrepreneurs invited to participate in the EIT Health Accelerator programmes

The EIT Health Accelerator creates an ecosystem where innovation can thrive. It gathers the best and brightest health industry entrepreneurs and provides them with the support, skills and services that they need to get their ideas off the ground and…    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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100,000 Genomes Project at University Hospitals on North Midlands NHS Trust

Watch Dr Chris Clowes, Genomics Ambassador for the north of the West Midlands, talk about the 100,000 Genomes Project, and Stoke-on-Trent mum Rhiannon Craggs, who discusses how taking part in the project has affected her and her family, and how her children now have the chance to finally get a diagnosis and therefore, improved treatment options.



March 2017

Nursing education and professional development – the global perspective

Cardiff City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Road, Cardiff CF10 3ND

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education committee holds its annual two-day international conference in March in Cardiff. This conference…    Read More


March 2017

WMAHSN Masterclass: Intellectual Property

Medical Technologies Innovation Centre, 4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3BE

This free session aims to give NHS employees an overview of intellectual property, looking at the different forms of intellectual…    Read More

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