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

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

22 May 2017

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 four NHS regions and working with Online Centres and CCGs to build partnerships.

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Maternity services at the heart of a nationwide seminar

Maternity services at the heart of a nationwide seminar

22 May 2017

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 Patient Safety Collaborative (part of the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network).

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WMAHSN-supported health students' group scoops national award

WMAHSN-supported health students' group scoops national award

22 May 2017

A student-led society at Keele University which brings together medical, nursing, healthcare science and education students who all want to work with children in the future or want to volunteer their time to the local community - with WMAHSN support - are jubilant after scooping a national award recently.

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Meridian innovation Peezy Midstream showcased in Daily Telegraph video

Meridian innovation Peezy Midstream showcased in Daily Telegraph video

18 May 2017

The Daily Telegraph's Business Reporter has interviewed Giovanna Forte, CEO and Co-Founder of Forte Medical, who in a video discusses the benefits and savings associated with the company's Peezy Midstream urine collection device. Peezy Midstream is one of the innovations on Meridian, our health innovation exchange, and the company has been supported by WMAHSN.

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Explore Whole Genome Sequencing with online course starting on 22 May

Explore Whole Genome Sequencing with online course starting on 22 May

17 May 2017

Starting on Monday 22 May, the Genomics Education Programme (GEP)’s online course explores the ins and outs of whole genome sequencing and features interviews with leading scientists and medics working at the forefront of this new technology. Led by Dr Anneke Seller, the GEP’s Scientific Director, the course has been developed to give learners an insight into how whole genome sequencing works as well as its varied uses within healthcare.

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