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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.


CCGs sought as pathfinders to widen digital inclusion in health and social care

The Good Things Foundation (GTF) has recently been commissioned by NHS Digital to begin a second phase of the national NHS Widening Digital Participation programme. GTF is targeting areas of high digital and health exclusion, but spreading pathfinders across all…    Read More

Maternity services at the heart of a nationwide seminar

A national health seminar focusing on the challenges facing maternity services was held at Austin Court, Birmingham on 11 May. Delegates from across England attended the one day event, jointly hosted by the Clinical Human Factors Group and West Midlands…    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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Meridian innovation Peezy Midstream showcased

65 million urine specimens delivered annually to the NHS, of which up to 73% will be unreliable. Here, Giovanna Forte, CEO and Co-Founder of Forte Medical, discusses the company's Peezy Midstream urine collection device with George Kennedy CBE, President of the Association of British Healthcare Industries. Peezy Midstream is one of the innovations on Meridian, our health innovation exchange. Peezy Midstream improves urine specimen quality to 98.5% accuracy, delivering right-first-time preventative medicine, patient dignity and huge long-term cost savings across the clinical pathways. Forte Medical can demonstrate potential national direct savings of around £30m and efficiency savings of over £1.2bn from this device.



June 2017

Clinical inertia

Macdonald Ansty Hall, Coventry CV7 9HZ

Part of the Diabetes up close and personalised education programme 2016 - 2017, this meeting looks at the barriers to…    Read More


June 2017

Learning to sustain successful change from evidence-based quality improvement programmes relating to delivery of care for long term conditions

thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

This free event will support nurse leads in primary and community care across the West Midlands to learn from others…    Read More

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