February 2018

Robotic-arm assisted orthopaedic surgery comes to Birmingham through the support of WMAHSN

21 February 2018

Birmingham’s Royal Orthopaedic Hospital announced last week it has invested in robotic-arm assisted surgery for the first time.

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NHS & WMAHSN roll out new tech in West Midlands to prevent 540 strokes and save £12.1 million

NHS & WMAHSN roll out new tech in West Midlands to prevent 540 strokes and save £12.1 million

15 February 2018

Innovative new technology is being rolled out across the West Midlands in a campaign launched today (Thursday 15 February). Made available as part of a national campaign, it is estimated that the devices could prevent 540 strokes and save 135 lives in just two years. More than 500 new devices including mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) units are being distributed by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) to GP practices, pharmacies and NHS community clinics across the region. The new devices detect irregular heart rhythms quickly and easily, enabling NHS staff to refer any patients with irregular heart rhythms for follow up, as they could be at risk of severe stroke.

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WMAHSN’s support for Florence featured in national report

WMAHSN’s support for Florence featured in national report

6 February 2018

A national report has highlighted how support from West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) helped one innovation improve the care of patients with long term conditions. The King’s Fund report, Adoption and Spread of Innovation in the NHS, was commissioned on behalf of the AHSN Network and charts the journeys of eight innovations from creation to widespread use.

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Celebrating Walsall nursing homes’ improvement work

Celebrating Walsall nursing homes’ improvement work

5 February 2018

A one-day conference to be run by Walsall Healthcare Trust, Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group and the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative will be held next month celebrating the improvement work made by Walsall Nursing Homes.

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Have you got what it takes to be an award-winning healthcare innovator?

Have you got what it takes to be an award-winning healthcare innovator?

1 February 2018

Nominations for the annual Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards are now open. Last year more than 100 teams from healthcare, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector vied to take one of the coveted healthcare innovator awards organised by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN).

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