June 2015

GP receptionists need more training to help them recognise stroke survivors in need of urgent care, says research from West Midlands

GP receptionists need more training to help them recognise stroke survivors in need of urgent care, says research from West Midlands

29 June 2015

More can be done to improve the way GP practices deal with patients with stroke symptoms, research from the West Midlands has shown. An article published today (30 June) in the British Journal of General Practice highlights the important role of GP receptionists in directing stroke patients towards timely, emergency care. The RECEPTS study used ‘mystery shopper’ telephone calls from researchers posing as patients with stroke symptoms: around one third of calls were not recognised as emergencies.

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£100,000 funding awards on offer to small businesses in latest SBRI Healthcare competition

£100,000 funding awards on offer to small businesses in latest SBRI Healthcare competition

22 June 2015

Phase 1 funding will be awarded to develop innovative solutions that improve outcomes for older people with multiple-morbidities.

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Event to help businesses engage with healthcare research

Event to help businesses engage with healthcare research

17 June 2015

Small and medium sized healthcare and life sciences companies across the West Midlands region are being invited to a free event to gain the tools and skills they need to collaborate on research with the NHS and academics.

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AHSNs call for a national debate to address issues preventing innovation diffusion

AHSNs call for a national debate to address issues preventing innovation diffusion

5 June 2015

Diffusion of innovation across the NHS at pace and scale remains a difficult nut to crack, yet one that must be urgently addressed if we are to collectively tackle the big challenges faced by the NHS over the coming years. This is why today (5 June 2015), The AHSN Network - which represents all 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) - has called for a debate on how the health system, nationally and locally, can work collectively to address the burning issues that currently prevent the NHS from harnessing innovation at pace and scale.

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West Midlands Academic Health Science Network launches membership scheme

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network launches membership scheme

2 June 2015

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has launched its inaugural annual membership scheme. The scheme is free of charge and all NHS organisations, academic and educational institutions, other public bodies, life sciences industry and private sector companies within the West Midlands region have been automatically enrolled. The participation of private sector organisations based outside the West Midlands is also welcomed in the network.

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