July 2016

Funding applications for part-time MSc Genomic Medicine

Funding applications for part-time MSc Genomic Medicine

25 July 2016

Health Education England (HEE) is encouraging all those who wish to study the Master’s degree on a part-time basis in this academic year (2016/17) to complete their applications for funding as soon as possible.

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Guide to innovative ECG device and app now available

Guide to innovative ECG device and app now available

22 July 2016

A guide to an innovative device which measures patients' heart rate and rhythm - and then displays and stores the results via an app - is now available to help practice teams use the device effectively. The AliveCor mobile ECG is a portable heart rate and rhythm monitor that is simply held in the patient's hand to obtain an ECG report. An accompanying app allows real time visualisation of the ECG recording, as well as storage of previous recordings for later review.

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Healthcare innovators have just days left to apply for the 2016 NHS Innovation Accelerator

Healthcare innovators have just days left to apply for the 2016 NHS Innovation Accelerator

22 July 2016

National and international healthcare innovators have just days left to apply for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), with the deadline for applications closing at 5pm on Monday 1 August. The NIA, now in its second year, is seeking the best healthcare innovators who have proven innovations to help improve health outcomes and give patients access to the latest products, services and technology.

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e-Learning launched for NHS staff about raising concerns

e-Learning launched for NHS staff about raising concerns

21 July 2016

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) team has developed an e-learning session to equip healthcare staff with the knowledge and confidence to raise concerns. This e-learning session will act as a helpful resource to current and future healthcare staff by promoting all relevant policies, procedures, best practice and available support in relation to raising concerns.

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Region-wide health network celebrates successes in annual report

Region-wide health network celebrates successes in annual report

14 July 2016

The latest annual report from the WMAHSN has been published. The outcomes of almost 40 programmes across the WMAHSN’s priorities and enabling themes are covered, looking at the impacts of innovation in bringing about lasting improvements in healthcare, as well as having economic benefits.

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Patient Safety Collaboratives – Making care safer for all

Patient Safety Collaboratives – Making care safer for all

11 July 2016

The first report highlighting the achievements of the AHSN Patient Safety Collaboratives is now available. The report, ‘Patient Safety Collaboratives – Making care safer for all’ shows how the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and the 14 other Collaboratives in England are spreading improvements and influencing system leadership, two years after they were set up in response to the Berwick Report.

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West Midlands' healthcare sector celebrated with inaugural innovation awards

West Midlands' healthcare sector celebrated with inaugural innovation awards

11 July 2016

The WMAHSN has celebrated the best of innovation in healthcare around the region by presenting its inaugural awards. 180 people from across the West Midlands’ NHS, industry, academia, third sector and patient population gathered at the University of Warwick for the WMAHSN’s very first Celebration of Innovation awards.The awards ceremony was the centrepiece of the WMAHSN’s annual stakeholder event.

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Biomedical Catalyst offers UK businesses share of up to £10 million to develop innovative healthcare ideas

Biomedical Catalyst offers UK businesses share of up to £10 million to develop innovative healthcare ideas

8 July 2016

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop innovative ideas that will help solve healthcare challenges. The aim of the Biomedical Catalyst competition is to test a well-developed concept and show its effectiveness in a relevant environment.

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Planners give green light to £8m medical hub in Birmingham

Planners give green light to £8m medical hub in Birmingham

4 July 2016

Birmingham City Council has given the green light to plans for an £8m medical hub in Edgbaston’s thriving healthcare quarter. The self-contained three-storey building will incorporate bright, modern and flexible open plan space for medical treatment, consultancy, research and administrative uses, while also maintaining privacy for the end-user.

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Findings from innovative WMAHSN programme for non-medical prescribing published

Findings from innovative WMAHSN programme for non-medical prescribing published

1 July 2016

The findings from a WMAHSN programme which supports non-medical prescribers (NMPs) has been published in a leading journal. Prescribers’ SPaCE (Sharing Practice and Continuing Education) is a website which provides an effective online community for multi-disciplinary NMPs to work together to share ideas, evidence based resources and good practice tools.

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Join a medtech export trade mission to Texas

Join a medtech export trade mission to Texas

1 July 2016

The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) is leading a mission to Texas from 15 – 21 October 2016 in partnership with leading AHSNs, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and UK Trade and Industry. The mission will provide medtech companies with unprecedented access to key opinion leaders and senior leadership teams in world class hospital systems across the state.

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Warwickshire hospital signs up to revolutionary genetic project

Warwickshire hospital signs up to revolutionary genetic project

1 July 2016

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust has announced it is to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project. The hospital, now part of the West Midlands-wide group of 18 NHS trusts, the West Midlands Genomics Medicine Centre (WM GMC), will use genetic information to revolutionise the way cancer and rare diseases are treate

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