December 2015

West Midlands healthcare innovation organisation welcomes the New Year with new networks and services

West Midlands healthcare innovation organisation welcomes the New Year with new networks and services

30 December 2015

A West Midlands organisation that accelerates the adoption of innovation to generate continuous improvement in the region’s health and wealth is welcoming the New Year by launching an array of new networks and services for its members. The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) is also launching an enhanced membership scheme that will offer premium services to provide stakeholders with a series of tools and practical support to accelerate the adoption of innovative technologies and service approaches, delivering improved healthcare outcomes and economic growth.

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West Midlands company secures funding to benefit older people with complex health needs

West Midlands company secures funding to benefit older people with complex health needs

18 December 2015

A company in the West Midlands is among 11 firms who have been successful in securing funding in a healthcare competition to address challenges in older people with multiple-morbidities. Safekeeping Solutions, based in Winchenford, Worcestershire, has secured almost £100,000 from SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England funded initiative to develop innovative products that address unmet health needs. Seeking to accelerate the development and adoption of new technologies in the NHS, the £1million SBRI award will be shared by small businesses, including Safekeeping Solutions, which are working in the priority problem areas of falls, incontinence and decline in functional ability.

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West Midlands Academic Health Science Network to deliver Digital Health incubator in new £8m building

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network to deliver Digital Health incubator in new £8m building

9 December 2015

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has signed up as the partner to deliver a new Digital Health incubator in the new year. The challenge-led facility, which will enable tech start-ups to access the region’s network of NHS trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups, will be featured within the 2,500 sq ft Innovation Birmingham’s Serendip® Smart City Incubator in the new £8m iCentrum® building.

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Getting to Hospital at a Single Stroke: free stroke training for GP receptionists launched

Getting to Hospital at a Single Stroke:  free stroke training for GP receptionists launched

9 December 2015

A new, free training initiative launches in the New Year to help GP receptionists recognise the symptoms of stroke and TIA (transient ischaemic attack).

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