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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.


Opinions requested in treatment of diabetic foot ulcers

NuVision Biotherapies, a spin-out company from the University of Nottingham, is working with Pym's Consultancy to seek the opinions of specialist professionals in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers via a short online survey. They are aiming to gain a…    Read More

Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research - online course starts November

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), developed by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN), University of Leeds and FutureLearn, is due to run again in November and is open for registration. The next MOOC is…    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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Look after your eyes

The West Midlands Local Eye Health Network has developed a video, with the support of Eye Health UK, to help people look after their eyes. Key messages include the importance of having regular eye tests, eating healthy foods and protecting your eyes from ultra-violet light.



November 2017

Learning From Excellence (LFE) Community Event

The Vox Conference Centre, Resorts World, NEC, Birmingham B40 1PU

This event will enable attendees to share their experiences of Learning from Excellence (LfE), connect with fellow members from the…    Read More


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

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