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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.

WMAHSN News

Innovative programme now recruiting health and social care social enterprises and mentors

An innovative programme working to link start up social enterprises with a Health and Social Care Enterprise Hub, supported by WMAHSN and iSE, is now recruiting for the second wave. FUSE18, due to start on 1 February 2018, is advertising…    Read More

New video celebrates city's older residents at Coventry Life Festival

The first ever festival to celebrate Coventry’s older residents, featuring exercise classes, dance workshops, expert talks and discussions and supported by WMAHSN, took place in October 2017. Take a look at this video for a flavour of what went on…    Read More

Featured Programme

Meridian

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

Coventry Life Festival celebrates city's older residents

The first ever festival to celebrate Coventry’s older residents, featuring exercise classes, dance workshops, expert talks and discussions and supported by WMAHSN, took place in October 2017. The Coventry Life Festival was part of a campaign to make Coventry an age-friendly city and was held at Fargo Village. The festival was launched due to a new partnership between European Union organisation EIT Health, Coventry City Council, Age UK Coventry and Coventry Older Voices, and the WMAHSN commissioned Coventry University to lead on the initiative. Take a look at this video for a flavour of of what went on over the two days of the festival.

Events

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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

11

December 2017

Leading collaboration for change and improvement webinar - Sustaining your network

Webinar

NHS England’s Sustainable Improvement team and London South Bank University are hosting free webinars on network leadership. They will provide…    Read More

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