WMAHSN News

New video urges people to look after their vision ahead of Eye Health Week

New video urges people to look after their vision ahead of Eye Health Week

15 September 2017

The West Midlands Local Eye Health Network has developed a new video, with the support of Eye Health UK, to help people look after their eyes. The video shows that simply attending an eye test every two years with a local optician can help spot a range of conditions, from deteriorating vision to glaucoma to diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension, leading causes of heart conditions and strokes.

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WMAHSN supports first ever Coventry Life Festival

WMAHSN supports first ever Coventry Life Festival

15 September 2017

The first ever festival to celebrate Coventry’s older residents, featuring exercise classes, dance workshops, expert talks and discussions and supported by WMAHSN, is to take place next month. The Coventry Life Festival is part of a campaign to make Coventry an age-friendly city and is being held at Fargo Village, on Far Gosford Street, on 1 and 2 October.

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As NHS approaches 70 it is time to unleash the potential of innovation to transform patient care, says Simon Stevens

As NHS approaches 70 it is time to unleash the potential of innovation to transform patient care, says Simon Stevens

13 September 2017

The head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, yesterday set out an ambitious vision for the NHS as it approaches its landmark 70th anniversary – calling on health and care leaders to unleash the game-changing potential of innovation for both patients and taxpayers. Speaking at the Expo conference in Manchester, Mr Stevens unveiled new plans to free up funds for the latest world class treatments by slashing hundreds of millions from the nations drugs bill and announce that new and cutting edge treatments will be routinely available for the first time.

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SBRI Healthcare launches annual review at NHS Expo

SBRI Healthcare launches annual review at NHS Expo

13 September 2017

SBRI Healthcare launched its annual review at NHS Expo this week. The review sets out how the programme has helped to bring new technology to the NHS and addressed some of the big healthcare challenges we are facing. In 2016/17, SBRI Healthcare supported eight new clinically-led competitions and awarded £10.9m to develop new technologies.

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Indian biotech leaders visit Birmingham for life science facilities briefing

Indian biotech leaders visit Birmingham for life science facilities briefing

11 September 2017

A delegation of Indian biotech company leaders visited Birmingham recently to see the life sciences cluster, where the city’s world-leading research is translated into new medical therapies. The delegation travelled to Birmingham on 7 and 8 September as part of bioConclave 2017, an annual gathering of Indian life science business leaders, who come to the UK to explore investment and partnership opportunities.

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