March 2017

Apply now for support from our SME Innovation Fund

Apply now for support from our SME Innovation Fund

29 March 2017

Applications are being sought from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the West Midlands' healthcare and life sciences sector for support from the SME Innovation Fund. The fund aims to grow spin-outs to improve healthcare services across the NHS, particularly those in line with the WMAHSN’s core strategic priorities, and will help to provide repayable grants of up to £50,000.

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myAsthma now available through LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor

myAsthma now available through LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor

28 March 2017

Digital health pioneers my mhealth have teamed up with LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor to deliver the myAsthma app to their patients. mhealth is a leading mobile health company and also responsible for myCOPD, part of the NHS Innovation Accelerator initiative

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Birmingham experts showcase research expertise for Qatari business

Birmingham experts showcase research expertise for Qatari business

28 March 2017

Experts from the University of Birmingham today showcased a range of high-profile research investment opportunities to the largest-ever business delegation from Qatar to visit the UK. The university played a leading role in the Qatar-UK Business and Investment Forum, which was jointly hosted in Birmingham and London. The event was attended by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Qatar Prime Minister His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

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Serendip® tenants Give Vision scoops WIRED Health award

Serendip® tenants Give Vision scoops WIRED Health award

27 March 2017

There was more success for WMAHSN's Serendip® Digital Health Quarter tenants recently, as Give Vision lifted a prestigious WIRED Health 2017 award for their pioneering work on enhancing the lives of people with impaired vision. Stan Karpenko, co-founder and CEO of Give Vision, was announced as the winner of WIRED Health’s EY Startup Stage at a London ceremony earlier this month.

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Serendip® Digital Health Quarter tenant Kaido namechecked in Tech Nation Report 2017

Serendip® Digital Health Quarter tenant Kaido namechecked in Tech Nation Report 2017

27 March 2017

Tech Nation 2017, the third annual report from Tech City UK, has recently been published - and showcases Kaido, one of the tenants at WMAHSN's Digital Health Quarter, part of Innovation Birmingham’s Serendip® Smart Cities Incubator programme. Tech Nation 2017 is a virtual journey across the UK’s digital landscape that provides a data-rich analysis of Britain’s thriving digital economy and clusters. The report shines the spotlight on the UK’s digital tech economy, highlighting innovation in every corner of the UK, including Birmingham.

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University appoints new Dean of Birmingham Business School

University appoints new Dean of Birmingham Business School

27 March 2017

The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that Professor Catherine Cassell has been appointed as Dean of Birmingham Business School. When she arrives on 1 September, Professor Cassell will be the first woman to lead Birmingham Business School in its history of over a century.

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Information events for NHS commissioners and providers showcase how to procure cost-saving innovations

Information events for NHS commissioners and providers showcase how to procure cost-saving innovations

24 March 2017

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is to host a series of information events in partnership with local Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) - including one in Birmingham - to demonstrate how NHS commissioners and providers can be reimbursed for the procurement of cost-saving, outcomes-based innovations.

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Starting Anticoagulation with Jack video helps patients learn more about medicines

Starting Anticoagulation with Jack video helps patients learn more about medicines

23 March 2017

Anticoagulants are prescribed to prevent harmful blood clots that can lead to stroke. Patients and carers need advice and information about how these medicines work, and their potential side effects. Wessex AHSN, on behalf of the AHSN Network, has created a new video, Starting Anticoagulation with Jack, to meet this need for patients, their family and carers after anticoagulants have been prescribed.

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WMAHSN among West Midlands organisations shortlisted for the HSJ Patient Safety Awards

WMAHSN among West Midlands organisations shortlisted for the HSJ Patient Safety Awards

21 March 2017

A patient safety initiative supported by WMAHSN is among the frontrunners to lift a prestigious HSJ Patient Safety Award this year. The Learning from Excellence (LFE) programme, which aims to learn from what goes well in healthcare, has been given the nod in the Education and Training category.

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Meridian LIVE event attendees requested to feedback

Meridian LIVE event attendees requested to feedback

17 March 2017

Feedback on an interactive event which showcased healthcare innovators from across the West Midlands, held in Birmingham last month, is being sought. The event, Meridian LIVE, celebrated the first birthday of Meridian, the WMAHSN's innovation and adoption service, along with the virtual health innovation exchange, developed by the WMAHSN. WMAHSN is interested in hearing feedback about the event, so if you attended please complete this short survey by 13 April.,

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Genomic Medicine Centre leads the way for future NHS thinking

Genomic Medicine Centre leads the way for future NHS thinking

17 March 2017

The West Midlands NHS Genomic Medicine Centre has been hailed as a ‘model for transformational change’ in healthcare by Professor Sue Hill, NHS England’s Chief Scientific Officer. Professor Hill was at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham this week, during Healthcare Science Week 2017, to speak to delegates at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust's annual Healthcare Science Networking and Dissemination Day.

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Texas success for UK MedTech companies

Texas success for UK MedTech companies

17 March 2017

Two companies which have taken part in WMAHSN-supported trade missions to Texas are already seeing the fruits of their labour by winning business stateside. The missions have been organised by the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI), in partnership with leading Academic Health Science Networks - including WMAHSN - and supported by the UK government.

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Serendip Digital Health Quarter tenant Kaido launches first personalised workplace wellness tool

Serendip Digital Health Quarter tenant Kaido launches first personalised workplace wellness tool

13 March 2017

Serendip Digital Health Quarter tenant Kaido has launched its offering to the corporate wellbeing market. Kaido Wellbeing is the first truly personalised workplace wellness solution. Powered by the Kaido Insights Platform, organisations can now provide personalised health guidance and support to all their employees, while using data intelligently to quantify real-time return on investment.

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Opportunity for members of the public to get involved with advisory panels

Opportunity for members of the public to get involved with advisory panels

9 March 2017

The National Institute for Health Research Central Commissioning Facility (NIHR CCF) is currently looking for members of the public to join four panels. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 27 March.

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Apply now to join the Q Community in the West Midlands

Apply now to join the Q Community in the West Midlands

9 March 2017

A community dedicated to connecting people who have health and care improvement expertise will be recruiting more members across the West Midlands from today. Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care. To achieve this, the Health Foundation is creating opportunities for people to come together and form the Q Community - sharing ideas, enhancing skills and collaborating to make health and care better.

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Life-changing research in the spotlight at annual showcase event

Life-changing research in the spotlight at annual showcase event

8 March 2017

Life-changing research will be in the spotlight on 19 May at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham’s annual Research Showcase, where an array of research teams from across University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham will exhibit the work that is changing lives and transforming the NHS.

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Opportunities for SMEs to join the Data and Analytics’ User Group

Opportunities for SMEs to join the Data and Analytics’ User Group

6 March 2017

The Big Data Corridor (a project run by Birmingham City Council) would like to set up an SME user group to advise on and test the programme offer. Innovation Birmingham would like to hear from businesses who might be interested in becoming part of the user group.

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Digital interventions sought to help people reduce their risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Digital interventions sought to help people reduce their risk of Type 2 Diabetes

2 March 2017

Our Mobile Health is working with NHS England and the Diabetes Prevention Programme to identify and assess a number of digital behaviour change interventions aimed at helping people reduce their risk of onset of Type 2 Diabetes. This is with a view to choosing four or five of these which might be suitable for deployment to around 5000 people across England, diagnosed as pre-diabetic.

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Combining a career in research and clinical practice - West Midlands Clinical Academic Careers Programmes launched

Combining a career in research and clinical practice - West Midlands Clinical Academic Careers Programmes launched

2 March 2017

Birmingham Health Partners is pleased to launch the 2017/18 West Midlands Clinical Academic Internship Programme (CAIP) and Masters to Doctorate Bridging Programme. Both programmes are aimed specifically at non-medical professionals who aspire to undertake Masters or PhD level study and embark on a clinical academic career in order to achieve better outcomes for patients

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