April 2017

Deadline extended to apply for the WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Awards!

Deadline extended to apply for the WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Awards!

28 April 2017

The closing date for WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation Awards has been extended to 26 May - so if you haven't yet done so, apply now! The awards will be presented at WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards on 20 July, and reflect the WMAHSN's dual aim of improving health and creating wealth, as well as the organisation's key priorities and themes.

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ABHI and the AHSN Network join forces to offer support for businesses breaking into the NHS

ABHI and the AHSN Network join forces to offer support for businesses breaking into the NHS

27 April 2017

The AHSN Network has partnered with the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) to host a series of webinars, followed by face-to-face “surgery” meetings in order to provide support and advice for SMEs who are trying to ‘break into’ the NHS.

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Digital innovations for health, care and local government - upload yours now

Digital innovations for health, care and local government - upload yours now

26 April 2017

If you are developing apps and other digital innovations for the health, care and local government sectors, you may want to take advantage of the ‘pitch and talk’ showcase opportunity at Connected Local Government Live, to be held on 28 and 29 June in Birmingham.

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Act now to sponsor our Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017!

Act now to sponsor our Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017!

21 April 2017

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) will be holding their annual Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 20 July - and your organisation is being offered the chance to become involved via two attractive and value for money sponsorship packages.

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ideasUK launches Idea of the Year Competition 2017

ideasUK launches Idea of the Year Competition 2017

19 April 2017

Through the Idea of the Year competition, ideasUK has shown how innovation in the workplace can bring wide benefits to employees, customers and organisations. The Idea of the Year competition provides a great opportunity to recognise the employees who submitted those incredible ideas, raise the profile of the scheme to senior management through external recognition and gives international exposure of your success.

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The Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London open for applications from healthcare and technology start-ups

The Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London open for applications from healthcare and technology start-ups

19 April 2017

The Pfizer Healthcare Hub: London is an initiative to help companies innovating at the cross-section between health and technology to realise their potential. Pfizer will provide a year of support to late-stage start-ups to grow and reach patients and providers faster. Winners of a competitive grant process will get the specific, tailored support they need to move their ideas forward

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WMAHSN Clinical Lead in print in prestigious physicians' publication

WMAHSN Clinical Lead in print in prestigious physicians' publication

18 April 2017

Dr Ruth Chambers, Clinical Lead for Long term conditions at WMAHSN - as well as chair of NHS Stoke-on -Trent Clinical Commissioning Group - has, along with Marc Schmid, director of Redmoor Health Limited, had a piece published in the GP magazine Pulse. In the article, Ruth and Marc discuss the "quiet revolution taking place across North Staffordshire" as part of a programme to develop a 'digital eco-system' to enhance the services provided to patients.

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Businesses can apply to share £8.5 million from Innovate UK to fund feasibility studies

Businesses can apply to share £8.5 million from Innovate UK to fund feasibility studies

18 April 2017

Businesses can apply for a share of £8.5 million from Innovate UK to fund feasibility studies. Up to £3 million of grant funding and £1.25 million of private equity investment is available for projects related to health and life sciences alone. This includes health, agriculture and biosciences.

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EIT Health’s European Health Catapult competition is launched

EIT Health’s European Health Catapult competition is launched

12 April 2017

The new European Health Catapult Competition competition has been launched. Start-ups or SMEs in the fields of medtech, biotech and digital health can now apply through the webpage.

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Deadline extension - applications for the 2017/18 West Midlands Clinical Academic Careers Programmes

Deadline extension - applications for the 2017/18 West Midlands Clinical Academic Careers Programmes

12 April 2017

Would you like to combine a career in research and clinical practice to improve patient care? Are you a midwife, nurse, allied health professional, pharmacist or healthcare scientist considering a clinical academic career? The West Midlands Clinical Academic Internship Programme and Masters to Doctorate Bridging Programme are for you.

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Join celebration of local healthcare innovation at annual event

Join celebration of local healthcare innovation at annual event

11 April 2017

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) is inviting staff from NHS organisations, academic institutions and the healthcare and life sciences industry from across the region, as well as members of the public, patients and carers, to join them at the Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017, their annual stakeholder event.

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An exclusive offer to West Midlands NHS providers to build organisation capability in innovation adoption

An exclusive offer to West Midlands NHS providers to build organisation capability in innovation adoption

11 April 2017

Through the AHSN Network, there is an exclusive offer to NHS providers in the West Midlands that want to build organisation capability in innovation adoption. Imperial College Health Partners is working in partnership with thought leaders WhatIf! Innovation to deliver the Intrapreneur Programme – a programme aimed at supporting both executive and frontline staff in NHS provider trusts to adopt and scale innovation in their everyday roles.

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Opportunity to visit China with medtech mission from ABHI

Opportunity to visit China with medtech mission from ABHI

10 April 2017

The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) is offering three small 'pod' stands in the UK Pavilion at China Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) in Shanghai on 15 - 18 May. ABHI has secured funding from DIT, which means that the stands are free of charge. There is also a mission taking place in parallel with the show, which is free to attend.

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SBRI Healthcare supports novel technologies that aim to revolutionise primary care and GP services

SBRI Healthcare supports novel technologies that aim to revolutionise primary care and GP services

10 April 2017

Recognising the current pressures in primary care and need to advance the future of general practice, 22 companies are to share in a £2.1 million investment to develop and commercialise novel technologies with the potential to revolutionise GP services, including a Coventry-based business.

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ABHI leads two medtech trade missions to Asia and the USA

ABHI leads two medtech trade missions to Asia and the USA

5 April 2017

The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) is leading two trade missions for medtech companies this year, one to Japan and South Korea and another to California.

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Have you applied for one of our Celebration of Innovation Awards yet?

Have you applied for one of our Celebration of Innovation Awards yet?

5 April 2017

Time is running out to apply for this year's WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation Awards - and to gain access to all the benefits of being shortlisted. The awards will be presented at the glitzy Celebration of Innovation Event in the summer, and reflect the WMAHSN's dual aim of improving health and creating wealth, as well as the organisation's key priorities and themes. There are also special awards for innovative individuals or teams and innovative organisations.

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Health Foundation offers funding to scale up healthcare improvement

Health Foundation offers funding to scale up healthcare improvement

4 April 2017

The Health Foundation is looking for up to seven projects with ideas, healthcare interventions and approaches that have been tested and shown to be successful at a small scale and are ready to make improvements at a larger scale. Apply now to receive up to £500,000 funding to support the implementation and evaluation of your project.

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Health Foundation seeks teams to explore spread of innovations via social franchising

Health Foundation seeks teams to explore spread of innovations via social franchising

4 April 2017

Does your team have a proven health care intervention it wants to spread widely? Does your organisation have social purpose at its heart? The Health Foundation is looking for teams to explore whether social franchising techniques can successfully spread your work.

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‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ reinforces role of AHSNs in driving innovation

‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ reinforces role of AHSNs in driving innovation

4 April 2017

NHS England has published ‘Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ which sets out how the NHS will deliver practical improvements in areas prized by patients and the public, while transforming the way that care is delivered. AHSNs will play a key role in supporting delivery of the Five Year Forward View during 2018/19, which is also when AHSNs will start a new licence period.

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