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.


Findings from innovative WMAHSN programme for non-medical prescribing published

The findings from a WMAHSN programme which supports non-medical prescribers (NMPs) has been published in a leading journal. Prescribers’ SPaCE (Sharing Practice and Continuing Education) is a website which provides an effective online community for multi-disciplinary NMPs to work together…    Read More

Join a medtech export trade mission to Texas

The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) is leading a mission to Texas from 15 – 21 October 2016 in partnership with leading AHSNs, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and UK Trade and Industry. The mission will provide medtech companies…    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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An introduction to the EIT Health KIC

One of the main mechanisms for delivering our wellness and prevention of Illness priority is the EIT Health Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), established to tackle healthy living and active ageing in the UK and across the continent. WMAHSN is a major partner in this consortium of more than 50 core partners and 90 associate organisations of leading businesses, research centres and universities from EU countries. The West Midlands region is a key component of the KIC, participating alongside Birmingham Science City as a “health economy” and led locally by the WMAHSN. This video explains more.



October 2016

Heart Rhythm Congress

The International Convention Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA

The largest heart rhythm event in the UK, Heart Rhythm Congress provides unrivalled opportunity for health care professionals interested in…    Read More


September 2016

International Society on Priorities in Health conference

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

The University of Birmingham is delighted to be hosting the biennial conference of the International Society on Priorities in Health…    Read More

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