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