November 2017

E-learning package provides education for nurses on medicines management

E-learning package provides education for nurses on medicines management

14 November 2017

Nursing SCRIPT is an e-learning programme for qualified and undergraduate nurses, designed to provide education relating to managing and optimising the use of medicines. Effective medicines management education is crucial in reducing medication errors and improving patient safety.

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The doctor will Skype you now: new video explains how patients can have online appointment

The doctor will Skype you now: new video explains how patients can have online appointment

14 November 2017

A new video has been released which explains how patients in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire can now see their GP or nurse for a medical consultation - without leaving the comfort of their own home. The exciting new programme allows people to discuss medical problems via Skype at a time and place to suit them, instead of going into the surgery. The programme is particularly useful for those patients in care homes, are housebound, or have childcare or caring issues.

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Be part of West Midlands Leadership Edge

Be part of West Midlands Leadership Edge

10 November 2017

Leadership Edge offers a space to flexibly showcase case studies and articles outlining your work, and is now looking for an exciting mix of innovative evaluated projects, research studies through to your expert thought leadership from across the West Midlands health and social care community.

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UK health ‘Innovation Hub’ opens at Dell Medical School

UK health ‘Innovation Hub’ opens at Dell Medical School

10 November 2017

The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) and the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin are delighted to announce the establishment of the "ABHI Innovation Hub". The creation of the Hub, a first for ABHI, will offer UK companies the opportunity to locate themselves at a world-class facility and develop their US business within an ecosystem of clinicians, investors and mentors.

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Call for EIT Health Summer Schools 2018 now open

Call for EIT Health Summer Schools 2018 now open

10 November 2017

EIT Health Campus is now accepting applications for the Call for Proposals for Summer Schools 2018. Applications are being accepted until 27 November. Through this call, EIT Health will seek partners from universities, research institutes, industry and the public sector to deliver Summer Schools in 2018.

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MEDICA offers global platform for UK companies

MEDICA offers global platform for UK companies

7 November 2017

The Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) is taking 120 UK companies to MEDICA 2017. Held in Düsseldorf in Germany from 13 - 16 November, MEDICA 2017 offers a global platform for companies showcasing their innovative technologies and for delegates to meet with distributors and buyers to discuss business with existing contacts and to meet with industry peers.

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University of Birmingham transforms business through research

University of Birmingham transforms business through research

6 November 2017

Experts at the University of Birmingham are forging global research partnerships which are transforming business, delegates to the CBI Annual Conference discovered today. Delegates at the London conference heard how the university is revolutionising business in 10 ways through collaborations with industry and business partners in Britain and beyond, including maximising its leading clinical trials capability.

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Young people join leading politician at West Midlands workshop to shape mental health strategy

Young people join leading politician at West Midlands workshop to shape mental health strategy

6 November 2017

The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP was alongside young people and cross-sector representatives recently, discussing strategy to prevent mental ill-health at a recent workshop. The West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network, one of the membership networks of the WMAHSN,, hosted the event to discuss mental illness prevention approaches and services for children and young people. Norman is currently the Liberal Democrats’ health spokesman and served most recently as Minister of State for Care and Support.

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AHSN Network welcomes new fast-track route into the NHS for breakthrough medicines and technologies

AHSN Network welcomes new fast-track route into the NHS for breakthrough medicines and technologies

6 November 2017

The AHSN Network has warmly welcomed the recent announcement by the government of a new accelerated access scheme for “breakthrough” medicines and technologies. Due to be introduced in April 2018, the Accelerated Access Pathway should significantly speed up the time it takes for patients to benefit from innovative new products for conditions such as cancer, dementia and diabetes.

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University of Birmingham medical technologies exhibited in London's Science Museum

University of Birmingham medical technologies exhibited in London's Science Museum

3 November 2017

Two medical devices developed by University of Birmingham researchers to help the fight against antibiotic resistance will be exhibited in the Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives exhibition, which opens at the Science Museum in London on 9 November. Spinout Linear Diagnostics, whose device can perform a test for both bacteria and antibiotic resistance from the same sample, will be exhibiting alongside GFC Diagnostics, whose test detects antibiotic resistance genes in bacteria using a simple easy to use device called Safetube.

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SBRI Healthcare backs innovations which drive up hospital productivity with £2.6 million investment

SBRI Healthcare backs innovations which drive up hospital productivity with £2.6 million investment

3 November 2017

SBRI Healthcare has announced the companies that will receive further NHS England funding to develop innovations that aim to improve operational efficiency in acute care through the management of patient flow. Sharing £2.6 million, the successful companies are developing technologies and service improvements that enable patients to progress more efficiently through acute care, including in their diagnostics, therapy and discharge.

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Young people benefit from £3.1million SBRI Healthcare funding

Young people benefit from £3.1million SBRI Healthcare funding

3 November 2017

SBRI Healthcare has announced the five companies that will receive further NHS England funding to develop innovations that aim to ensure that children living with disability and long term conditions have every opportunity to live their lives to the full. Sharing £3.1 million, the successful companies recognise the importance of encouraging independence and restoring function to the disabled, and providing support for self-care and remote monitoring.

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WMAHSN launches video exploring the impacts of the Serendip® Digital Health Quarter

WMAHSN launches video exploring the impacts of the Serendip® Digital Health Quarter

2 November 2017

WMAHSN has launched a brand new video, showcasing its Serendip® Digital Health Quarter. The video, entitled "Serendip® Digital Health Quarter - unleashing the power of healthcare innovation", features three of the Serendip® tenants talking about how their residency, as well as the support of WMAHSN, has helped them develop their business, unlock investment and accelerate the adoption of their innovations at scale and pace in the NHS market, ultimately benefiting patients.

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Excellence in healthcare the focus of a national conference

Excellence in healthcare the focus of a national conference

1 November 2017

A sell-out conference celebrating an initiative aimed at capturing and studying peer reporting excellence in healthcare will be held in Birmingham on 16 November. The Learning from Excellence project, an initiative which has been running for three years and is led by Adrian Plunkett, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and Emma Plunkett, Locum Consultant at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, will be up for discussion at a sell-out conference taking place at The Vox Conference Centre.

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Regional healthcare innovation network goes for gold with recognition from ideasUK

Regional healthcare innovation network goes for gold with recognition from ideasUK

1 November 2017

WMAHSN is celebrating after one of its services gained gold level accreditation from the country's foremost team for the promotion of innovation in the workplace. WMAHSN has gained the gold accreditation from ideasUK for its Innovation and Adoption Service, which offers a suite of practical advice, support and tools to support healthcare providers and commissioners, academics and businesses with innovative approaches to improving patient care.

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