February 2017

West Midlands Genomics Ambassador chats to the Nursing Times

West Midlands Genomics Ambassador chats to the Nursing Times

27 February 2017

In support of the 100,000 Genomes Project, the WMAHSN is funding three Genomics Ambassadors in the West Midlands. The Ambassadors are facilitating the spread of knowledge, experience and expertise gained by trusts that are already engaged in the region. The Ambassador for the central West Midlands, Charlotte Hitchcock, has been talking to leading journal the Nursing Times about about her own role in the 100,000 Genomes Project and how genomics is the future of medicine.

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Entrepreneurs invited to participate in the EIT Health Accelerator programmes

Entrepreneurs invited to participate in the EIT Health Accelerator programmes

27 February 2017

The EIT Health Accelerator creates an ecosystem where innovation can thrive. It gathers the best and brightest health industry entrepreneurs and provides them with the support, skills and services that they need to get their ideas off the ground and into the market. EIT Health is now inviting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs to submit applications to participate in the EIT Health Accelerator programmes.

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Raise your profile by partnering on our next BQ2 Special Report on healthcare and life sciences

Raise your profile by partnering on our next BQ2 Special Report on healthcare and life sciences

27 February 2017

For the third year in succession, BQ is working in partnership with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network to produce a BQ2 Special Report, focusing on innovation and the work of the healthcare and life sciences sectors across the West Midlands. Within the report, there will be an exclusive opportunity for you to align your messaging around these hugely important sectors as one of three key additional editorial partners.

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Funding available for innovations to improve healthcare

Funding available for innovations to improve healthcare

24 February 2017

The Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK, has £1.5 million available for up to 20 teams to test and develop innovative ideas to improve health care 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.

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Opportunity to join the Q community opens 9 March

Opportunity to join the Q community opens 9 March

24 February 2017

A community dedicated to connecting people who have health and care improvement expertise will be recruiting more members across the West Midlands from 9 March. The Q initiative is being led by the Health Foundation, supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement and supported by AHSNs.

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Fellowship in Medical Leadership and Innovation sought in Birmingham

Fellowship in Medical Leadership and Innovation sought in Birmingham

22 February 2017

Working with WMAHSN, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is introducing a new and exciting development for three doctors to undertake clinical work combined with an academic qualification. The contract can be for up to 24 months and commences in August 2017.

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Diabetes UK seeking Clinical Champions in the West Midlands

Diabetes UK seeking Clinical Champions in the West Midlands

21 February 2017

Recruitment for the 2017-2019 cohort of Diabetes UK Clinical Champions is now open. Diabetes UK is looking for 20 healthcare professionals from across the diabetes pathway who are passionate about improving diabetes care in their locality.

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WMAHSN namechecked in HSJ article on control charts

WMAHSN namechecked in HSJ article on control charts

21 February 2017

An article has been published in the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) which explores the use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) in helping acute trust boards to intervene when performance declines. Author Paul Bird asserts that despite the assistance that control charts can offer, they are not commonplace in the healthcare sector, citing the findings of a programme supported by WMAHSN.

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Integrated Care Resources now available via online portal

Integrated Care Resources now available via online portal

20 February 2017

As part of the West Midlands Integrated Care Transformation Theme, Health Education England (HEE) working across the West Midlands is proud to announce the launch of a range of resources to support Integrated Care via the HEE West Midlands Learning Portal. Health Education England has identified integrated care as one of our key priorities in the West Midlands.

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Opportunity to apply for EIT Health for Product/Market Fit Funding

Opportunity to apply for EIT Health for Product/Market Fit Funding

16 February 2017

As part of its Accelerator activities, EIT Health provides funding for emerging companies and SMEs to develop new products and services for areas of interest to EIT Health and its members. EIT Health is offering startups a quick market scan in the United Kingdom, and some e-health companies will be able to benefit from a fully funded product/market fit worth €25,000.

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Apply now for the WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Awards!

Apply now for the WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Awards!

15 February 2017

The WMAHSN's annual Celebration of Innovation Awards will be formally launched today (15 February) at the Meridian LIVE event. Following on from the success of last year's awards, this year there will be even more categories, celebrating innovation in healthcare across the region. The awards will be presented at a glitzy ceremony at the WMAHSN's annual stakeholder event in the summer.

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Serendip® Digital Health Quarter tenant features in digital health broadcast

Serendip® Digital Health Quarter tenant features in digital health broadcast

8 February 2017

One of the Serendip® Digital Health Quarter tenants has taken part in a YouTube broadcast exploring digital health and wearables. The broadcast, hosted by BBC Click’s Kate Russell, featured Rich Westman, founder and Managing Director of Kaido. Rich was part of a panel of digital health experts who explored the convergences surrounding digital disruption and healthcare funding reforms.

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Book a Mentor Surgery session at Meridian LIVE

Book a Mentor Surgery session at Meridian LIVE

6 February 2017

Delegates at the forthcoming Meridian LIVE event can now book a Mentor Surgery session to maximise their support, learn about opportunities and kickstart collaboration. Attendees can book a one-to-one session with a range of experts from WMAHSN, including Innovation and Adoption Service components MidTECH Innovations and Medilink West Midlands, as well as with partners from across the sector.

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Applications for EIT Health Headstart and Proof of Concept Funding now open

Applications for EIT Health Headstart and Proof of Concept Funding now open

6 February 2017

As part of its Accelerator activities, EIT Health provides funding for emerging companies and SMEs to develop new products and services. The purpose of the funding is to accelerate market entry and create new economic activity. EIT Health is now seeking applications from suitable companies and individuals for the 2017 round of Headstart and Proof-of-Concept Grants.

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ADASS Care Apps Showcase reveals digital innovations and promises a ‘very different delegate experience’!

ADASS Care Apps Showcase reveals digital innovations and promises a ‘very different delegate experience’!

2 February 2017

A cross between Dragon’s Den, an unconference and a speed dating session, the ADASS Care Apps Showcase event is designed to be hyper-productive, a unique chance to meet lots of people, hear about loads of new ideas, share your own ideas and go away fired up with opportunities. Supported by WMAHSN as an event partner, the event will see selected app developers and innovators make short, elevator-pitch style presentations.

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