May 2016

Reach the West Midlands' healthcare audience at our annual event

Reach the West Midlands' healthcare audience at our annual event

20 May 2016

The WMAHSN is holding its biggest event of the year, the Celebration of Innovation event, aimed at senior representatives from the NHS, local authorities, academia, academia and the third sector, as well as patients, carers and the public. This is an ideal opportunity to network and promote a business, product or service to a high-level, responsive audience, and WMAHSN has attractive and excellent value for money gold sponsorship, silver sponsorship and exhibition packages available.

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“Lifesaving" app downloaded more than 1000 times

“Lifesaving

18 May 2016

A WMAHSN-supported health app which has been described as “lifesaving" has been downloaded more than a thousand times. The Manage Your Health app is being developed by Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group, the School of Pharmacy at Keele University and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, supported by WMAHSN. It supports patients in managing long term conditions, including COPD, asthma, diabetes type 2 and back pain.

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Master's funding available for part-time study in genomics medicine

Master's funding available for part-time study in genomics medicine

18 May 2016

Healthcare professionals who wish to study for a Master’s qualification in genomic medicine on a part-time basis are encouraged to submit their application for funding for this coming academic year (2016/2017). By studying over two years, students can balance work and home life with their studies, and the choice of optional modules allows them to focus on areas more relevant to their day to day role.

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Join celebration of local healthcare innovation at annual event

Join celebration of local healthcare innovation at annual event

17 May 2016

The WMAHSN is inviting members of the public, patients and carers from across the region, as well as representatives from NHS organisations, academic institutions and industry, to join them at Celebration of Innovation 2016, their annual stakeholder event. Bringing to life the 2015-16 Annual Report, showcasing programmes supported and introduced by the WMAHSN over the past 12 months, this free to attend event at the University of Warwick on Thursday 30 June will inform delegates on the impact that the WMAHSN has made on improving health and wealth.

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HSCIC to become NHS Digital

HSCIC to become NHS Digital

17 May 2016

From July 2016, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) will change its name to NHS Digital, building on the role it plays in directly supporting the NHS and social care services. HSCIC, now NHS Digital, is the national provider of information, data and IT systems for commissioners, analysts and clinicians in health and social care. Its work includes:

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Digital Health Quarter-based Kaido secures £50,000 funding from Creative England

Digital Health Quarter-based Kaido secures £50,000 funding from Creative England

12 May 2016

Innovation Birmingham Campus-based Kaido has successfully secured a £50,000 investment from Creative England’s Interactive Healthcare Programme to market-test and accelerate the launch of their new online platform. This announcement follows an impressive year for Kaido who has recently been accepted on to the Serendip Smart City Incubator at Innovation Birmingham’s new iCentrum building. They will join the Digital Health Quarter and will co-locate with commercial partner, the WMAHSN.

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£1.5m available to test and develop innovative approaches to improve healthcare

£1.5m available to test and develop innovative approaches to improve healthcare

12 May 2016

The Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and healthcare for people in the UK, has £1.5 million available for up to 20 teams to test and develop innovative ideas to improve healthcare delivery in the UK. As part of their Innovating for Improvement programme, they are looking for projects that aim to improve healthcare delivery and/or the way people manage their own healthcare. In this round of the programme, they are particularly interested in applications for innovative projects either led by, or working in close collaboration with, primary care.

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West Midlands research group to pilot new partnership working model

West Midlands research group to pilot new partnership working model

10 May 2016

A West Midlands research group - of which WMAHSN is a member - which seeks to develop and support public involvement in health research is to pilot a new partnership working model, following the publication of a landmark report. PILAR (Public Involvement and Lay Accountability in Research) and following the publication of the report, has been proposed as one of the pilot sites to roll out the new regional partnership working model in order to establish good practice for regional networks.

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Clinical leaders sought as chairs and members of Clinical Reference Groups

Clinical leaders sought as chairs and members of Clinical Reference Groups

10 May 2016

NHS England Specialised Commissioning is inviting expressions of interest and applications for chairs and members of Clinical Reference Groups from clinical leaders in medicine, nursing and allied health professions working in specialised services.

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New educational films for Genomics Medicine Centre laboratory staff

New educational films for Genomics Medicine Centre laboratory staff

5 May 2016

Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme has launched its latest educational resource: seven films for laboratory staff working on the 100,000 Genomes Project, outlining the current correct process for sample processing and DNA extraction. The films are designed to support laboratory technologists and histopathologists in preparing high quality samples in order to ensure good results from whole genome sequencing, and have been developed in line with the latest Genomics England protocol.

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MHRA seeks feedback from medical devices industry about changes to Own Brand Labelling

MHRA seeks feedback from medical devices industry about changes to Own Brand Labelling

5 May 2016

The Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is seeking feedback from the medical devices industry about an important imminent change relating to Own Brand Labelling.

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Bridging the research-practice gap

Bridging the research-practice gap

4 May 2016

A WMAHSN communications lead has published an article on harnessing communications techniques and technologies to maximise the impact of healthcare research. ‘Bridging the research-practice gap’, authored by Louise Rowan and Dr Alistair Hewison, Senior lecturer and research lead for Nursing at the University of Birmingham, appears in the British Journal of Healthcare Management. Louise is the communications lead for Getting to Hospital at a Single Stroke, a free training initiative supported by WMAHSN.

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