June 2017

WMAHSN namechecked in West Midlands Science and Innovation Audit

WMAHSN namechecked in West Midlands Science and Innovation Audit

26 June 2017

The WMAHSN has been named as a key to partner in enabling science and innovation to be a driving force behind the continuing economic renaissance of the West Midlands, according to a new report by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The West Midlands Science and Innovation Audit gives a detailed picture of local strengths and opportunities and outlines how partners such as Local Enterprise Partnerships and the WMCA can help to unleash the potential.

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UK medtech industry seeks to forge stronger trading relationships with international membership

UK medtech industry seeks to forge stronger trading relationships with international membership

22 June 2017

AHSNs are supporting a new membership programme that seeks to forge stronger international trading relationships within the UK’s ‘MedTech’ industry. The Association of British Health Care Industries (ABHI) has become the first UK life sciences industry association to create a bespoke membership offering for international companies. The unique programme will help drive growth and investment in the UK.

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Nursing home project supported by West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative bringing improvements for Walsall residents

Nursing home project supported by West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative bringing improvements for Walsall residents

20 June 2017

A joint project to reduce avoidable harm in Walsall’s nursing homes and cut down on unnecessary hospital admissions is showing positive results thanks to staff commitment and enthusiasm. The SPACE – Safer Provision and Caring Excellence – initiative is being pioneered by the Walsall Quality Improvement Project and is sponsored by West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative.

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NHS Innovation and Technology Payment launched by NHS England

NHS Innovation and Technology Payment launched by NHS England

16 June 2017

In his speech at NHS Confed yesterday, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens announced the launch of the NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP). It aims to support the NHS in adopting innovation by removing financial or procurement barriers to uptake of innovative products or technologies. This programme will be delivered in partnership with the AHSNs, sponsors, national and international experts.

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SBRI Healthcare announces details of next competition focused on cancer diagnosis, treatment and care

SBRI Healthcare announces details of next competition focused on cancer diagnosis, treatment and care

16 June 2017

SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England funded initiative led by the Academic Health Science Networks to develop technology solutions for known healthcare challenges. The next funding round will focus on finding innovative solutions with the ability to transform screening, accelerated diagnosis and management of cancer.

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NHS accelerator launches international call for high-impact innovations to join its 2017 cohort

NHS accelerator launches international call for high-impact innovations to join its 2017 cohort

15 June 2017

A new search for the world’s best healthcare innovations to help improve patients’ lives launches today, focusing on key NHS priorities including mental health, primary care and urgent and emergency care. The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) - an NHS England initiative supported by the country’s 15 AHSNs and hosted at UCLPartners - is now recruiting up to 12 Fellows representing high-impact, evidence-based innovations, sourced nationally and internationally

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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!

6 June 2017

The WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation Awards may have now closed - but there are still opportunities left to sponsor their annual Celebration of Innovation Event at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 20 July. Sponsors and exhibitors will rub shoulders with stakeholders from across the regional health economy and beyond, including commissioners, key opinion leaders, provider leads, life sciences companies and academics.

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Have you checked out the new MidTECH website yet?

Have you checked out the new MidTECH website yet?

2 June 2017

MidTECH - the innovation hub for the NHS in the West Midlands - has launched a new website. MidTECH develops, protects and commercialises innovations from within the NHS, and the new website showcases the wealth of expertise and support on offer to help turn ideas to improve patient care into reality.

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