December 2016

EIT Health partners survey - please share your valuable feedback by 31 January

EIT Health partners survey - please share your valuable feedback by 31 January

29 December 2016

As a year full of inspiring activities and exciting experiences comes to a close, the EIT Health KIC would like to ask you for some feedback on the past year engagement, before launching into new joint activities for 2017. The EIT Health KIC will study your responses and input carefully, with an eye toward improving their operations. They welcome the feedback by each one of you, and participation is not limited to one per partner entity.

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Local online health exchange supports healthcare products and services with the new Innovation and Technology Tariff

Local online health exchange supports healthcare products and services with the new Innovation and Technology Tariff

23 December 2016

On 2 November, NHS England set out plans to fast-track the introduction of seven new types of medical technology products and apps. Six will be covered by the new Innovation and Technology Tariff. West Midlands AHSN is supporting the drive to encourage their uptake via its Meridian online health innovation exchange.

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NHS England transformation fund call to bid

NHS England transformation fund call to bid

22 December 2016

To support the implementation of the Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency, NHS England has created a transformation fund. This funding will enable local areas to deliver on key ambitions identified by the independent cancer and mental health taskforces.

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More tenants move into Digital Health Quarter of Serendip

More tenants move into Digital Health Quarter of Serendip

21 December 2016

More digital health start-up businesses who are looking to accelerate their growth have joined the Serendip® Digital Health quarter in Birmingham. Now Aptvision, Give Vision, Aston Smartlight Ltd and PharmacyFace will join existing tenants Kaido, Data Umbrella and MedStars, taking advantage of the expertise and facilities offered by becoming a Serendip® tenant.

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West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network launches new website

West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network launches new website

21 December 2016

The West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network has launched its brand new website. The new website will act as a portal to facilitate the spread of innovation, providing information and resources on mental health innovations regionally and nationally, as well as news, funding information and upcoming events

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WMAHSN celebrates national recognition from ideasUK

WMAHSN celebrates national recognition from ideasUK

20 December 2016

The WMAHSN is celebrating after its Innovation and Adoption Service gained accreditation from the country's foremost team for the promotion of innovation in the workplace. WMAHSN’s Innovation and Adoption Service has received silver accreditation following independent validation from ideasUK, which works with organisations worldwide, promoting employee suggestion schemes to harness the power of innovative ideas.

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Technologies that ease pressure on urgent and emergency care services receive financial backing

Technologies that ease pressure on urgent and emergency care services receive financial backing

20 December 2016

With A&E pressures well reported and as waiting times reach their highest level in more than a decade, SBRI Healthcare today announced £4.3 million investment in new technologies that could reduce pressures in this vital area.

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Shortlist announced for Medilink West Midlands 2016 Awards

Shortlist announced for Medilink West Midlands 2016 Awards

15 December 2016

Over the past year, Medilink West Midlands has had the privilege to work closely with some of the region’s most innovative and successful medical and healthcare companies. They are delighted to announce the shortlisted organisations for the 2016 MedilinkWM Medical and Healthcare Business Awards.

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Owlstone Medical's cancer detecting breathalyser crowned 'Invention of the Year'

Owlstone Medical's cancer detecting breathalyser crowned 'Invention of the Year'

12 December 2016

Owlstone Medical, an SBRI Healthcare-backed company developing a breathalyser for early detection of disease, has had its ReCIVA Breath Sampler named 'Invention of the Year' in the 2017 Top 50 in Digital Health Awards.

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New reference guides available to help identify participants for the 100,000 Genomes Project

New reference guides available to help identify participants for the 100,000 Genomes Project

9 December 2016

The Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme has developed a series of easy reference tools to identify patients and participants eligible to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project. Aimed at any staff recruiting patients within Genomics Medicine Centres or local delivery partners, the wheels have been developed in line with the most recent changes to the project’s eligibility criteria

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Calling all creative digital ideas to improve health and social care

Calling all creative digital ideas to improve health and social care

6 December 2016

Staffordshire County Council and Tenshi have announced the Dare to Solve: Health and Social Care Innovation Contest to find innovative solutions to help better deliver public services across health and social care sectors. Two challenges are being put forward through the Dare to Solve contest, around the themes of empowering health and wellbeing in adults and increasing support for families and children.

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BBC films partially-sighted Paralympian with Serendip innovator

BBC films partially-sighted Paralympian with Serendip innovator

5 December 2016

The BBC has filmed the partially-sighted Paralympian Libby Clegg, who has seen her fiance more clearly than ever before thanks to a new set of hi-tech goggles from Serendip® Digital Health Quarter tenant Give Vision. Libby used Give Vision's SightPlus device, a revolutionary electronic headset that allows people with visual impairment to see again.

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Launch of Health Education England Genomics Research and Innovation Fellowship Scheme

Launch of Health Education England Genomics Research and Innovation Fellowship Scheme

5 December 2016

Health Education England (HEE) has launched a series of Genomics Fellowships for healthcare staff, in partnership with Genomics England and NHS England. The aim of the scheme is to build capacity and capability of the current NHS workforce, allowing them to actively engage with genomics research and deliver clinical innovation into the NHS. If interested, submit your expression of interest by 12 January 2017.

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Improved dashboard to help optimise the use of medicines

Improved dashboard to help optimise the use of medicines

1 December 2016

In 2014, NHS England launched its Medicines Optimisation Dashboard to help inform local discussions about how to improve patient outcomes and get better value from our medicines spend. Today, NHS England launched the new and improved dashboard, aimed at helping healthcare professionals ensure their patients get the best outcomes from their medicines.

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