November 2016

Genomics project has transformed healthcare delivery across the West Midlands, independent report finds

Genomics project has transformed healthcare delivery across the West Midlands, independent report finds

24 November 2016

An independent audit of one of the innovative workstreams supported by the WMAHSN, showing impressive benefits to patients and the NHS, has been published. WMAHSN commissioned GE Finnamore to undertake an independent innovation assurance audit of the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre, with a particular focus on what has been achieved through taking a whole regional patient population approach with the majority of NHS providers and commissioners, academia and industry across the area.

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Three quarters of survey respondents recommend working with West Midlands health innovation organisation

Three quarters of survey respondents recommend working with West Midlands health innovation organisation

21 November 2016

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has welcomed the results of its second, annual stakeholder survey, with 75% of respondents recommending working with the WMAHSN. The survey saw 172 people in the West Midlands take part – itself a major improvement on the 65 respondents last year – to share their views on how the WMAHSN is increasing the adoption and diffusion of innovation across its region. Of these, three quarters said that they would recommend working with WMAHSN, up from 61% last year.

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Independent review highlights innovations in mental health crisis care in the West Midlands

Independent review highlights innovations in mental health crisis care in the West Midlands

17 November 2016

An independent audit of one of the innovative workstreams undertaken by the WMAHSN, showing impressive benefits to mental health patients, police and the NHS, has been published. WMAHSN commissioned GE Finnamore to undertake an independent innovation assurance audit of the RAID programme, the psychiatric liaison service for acute trusts. Originally developed by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, the WMAHSN has driven the uptake of RAID across other trusts in the West Midlands and beyond.

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Healthcare leaders gear up for regional economic summit

Healthcare leaders gear up for regional economic summit

4 November 2016

Around 200 delegates across the West Midlands’ healthcare and life sciences landscape will be flocking to Telford in December for an annual economic summit, examining the links between health and wealth and the implications for the region of recent economic developments. The WMAHSN will be hosting its third Economic Summit, which will see representatives hear how driving co-operation and productivity in healthcare can boost economic productivity, as well as increasing the employability of people across the region.

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