WMAHSN News

Information events for NHS commissioners and providers showcase how to procure cost-saving innovations

Information events for NHS commissioners and providers showcase how to procure cost-saving innovations

24 March 2017

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is to host a series of information events in partnership with local Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) - including one in Birmingham - to demonstrate how NHS commissioners and providers can be reimbursed for the procurement of cost-saving, outcomes-based innovations.

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Starting Anticoagulation with Jack video helps patients learn more about medicines

Starting Anticoagulation with Jack video helps patients learn more about medicines

23 March 2017

Anticoagulants are prescribed to prevent harmful blood clots that can lead to stroke. Patients and carers need advice and information about how these medicines work, and their potential side effects. Wessex AHSN, on behalf of the AHSN Network, has created a new video, Starting Anticoagulation with Jack, to meet this need for patients, their family and carers after anticoagulants have been prescribed.

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WMAHSN among West Midlands organisations shortlisted for the HSJ Patient Safety Awards

WMAHSN among West Midlands organisations shortlisted for the HSJ Patient Safety Awards

21 March 2017

A patient safety initiative supported by WMAHSN is among the frontrunners to lift a prestigious HSJ Patient Safety Award this year. The Learning from Excellence (LFE) programme, which aims to learn from what goes well in healthcare, has been given the nod in the Education and Training category.

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Meridian LIVE event attendees requested to feedback

Meridian LIVE event attendees requested to feedback

17 March 2017

Feedback on an interactive event which showcased healthcare innovators from across the West Midlands, held in Birmingham last month, is being sought. The event, Meridian LIVE, celebrated the first birthday of Meridian, the WMAHSN's innovation and adoption service, along with the virtual health innovation exchange, developed by the WMAHSN. WMAHSN is interested in hearing feedback about the event, so if you attended please complete this short survey by 13 April.,

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Genomic Medicine Centre leads the way for future NHS thinking

Genomic Medicine Centre leads the way for future NHS thinking

17 March 2017

The West Midlands NHS Genomic Medicine Centre has been hailed as a ‘model for transformational change’ in healthcare by Professor Sue Hill, NHS England’s Chief Scientific Officer. Professor Hill was at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham this week, during Healthcare Science Week 2017, to speak to delegates at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust's annual Healthcare Science Networking and Dissemination Day.

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