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Membership flyer - for our NHS members

14 August 2017

Learn more about our NHS standard and premium membership offers and how they can add value to your organisation with this handy flyer.

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Membership flyer - for our industry and social enterprise members

14 August 2017

Learn more about our industry and social enterprise membership offer and how it can add value to your organisation with this handy flyer.

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Membership flyer - for our academic members

14 August 2017

Learn more about our academic standard and premium membership offers and how they can add value to your organisation with this handy flyer.

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ePACT2 training event participant's guide

7 August 2017

The participant's guide for the ePACT2 Training Event, to be held in Birmingham Conferences on 7 September.

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Annual Report 2016/17 video

3 August 2017

Bringing to life the WMAHSN's Annual Report 2016/17, this video looks at the impacts made in the areas of innovation, improvement, adoption and spread, and economic benefit over the past 12 months.

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Overcoming inertia in the NHS to applying technology enabled healthcare services (TECS) in practice

2 August 2017

The WMAHSN Long Term Conditions (LTC) Network has delivered a stream of programmes to encourage uptake of remote delivery of care for LTCs and adverse lifestyle habits. These include options for delivery of care such as Flo simple telehealth, video consultation, closed Facebook groups, apps (developed as patient centred for key LTCs – COPD, asthma, hypertension, back pain, diabetes type 2 and atrial fibrillation; Happy Health app for kids; and aids to diagnosis, e.g. AliveCor and BP Flo Simple Telehealth. As we have tried to encourage adoption of technology enabled care (TEC), we have gathered feedback from TEC providers and users.

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Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017 slide deck

1 August 2017

The slide deck from the Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017, featuring all of the presentations.

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Learning from Excellence

24 July 2017

Emma Plunkett, Consultant Anaesthetist and Adrian Plunkett, Paediatric Incentivist, talk about what inspired them to establish the Learning from Excellence approach to patient safety and care, how it has made an impact in the West Midlands and why it won a coveted HSJ Patient Safety Award.

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Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017 awards ceremony brochure

21 July 2017

The awards ceremony brochure for the plenary session of the Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017, held on 20 July 2017.

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Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017 delegate brochure

21 July 2017

The delegate brochure for the plenary session of the Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017, held on 20 July 2017.

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Meridian video

21 July 2017

Discover the impacts, features and benefits of Meridian, the West Midlands' online health innovation exchange.

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Using diagnostics to enable new models of urgent and emergency care event slide deck

13 July 2017

The presentations from the Using diagnostics to enable new models of urgent and emergency care event, held jointly with Oxford AHSN on 27 June 2017 at Warwick Racecourse.

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Clinical Research Network West Midlands annual awards categories and criteria

13 July 2017

The Clinical Research Network (CRN) West Midlands' Annual Network Awards 2017 celebrate the contribution of individuals and teams to the success of healthcare research across the region. The closing date is 5pm on Friday 18 August 2017.

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Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards programme

11 July 2017

The final programme for the plenary session of the WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation Event, along with the running order for the following Awards Dinner, to be held on 20 July at the Hilton Metropole, NEC Birmingham.

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Annual Report 2016/17 - interactive digital version

11 July 2017

The interactive digital version of the fourth annual report of the WMAHSN, covering 2016/17 and demonstrating the improvement, innovation, adoption and spread and economic impacts of more than 40 programmes.This version of our annual report is recommended for those who have access to YouTube.

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Annual Report 2016/17 - print version

11 July 2017

The print version of the fourth annual report of the WMAHSN, covering 2016/17 and demonstrating the improvement, innovation, adoption and spread and economic impacts of more than 40 programmes. This version of our annual report is recommended for those who do not have access to YouTube, such as some NHS trusts.

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Learning from Excellence case study

22 June 2017

Since 2014, dedicated staff in Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have been using Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as the method for a programme called Learning from Excellence, and the WMAHSN had such good reports of their work and such interest from its members that they have decided to support its rollout across the region.

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WMAHSN Business Plan 2017/18

22 June 2017

In formulating this year’s Business Plan, the WMAHSN has taken account of the context in which it operates, how it has developed over its initial licence, what has been successful and what has been gleaned from challenges along the way. The plan is written with particular reference to ‘Next Steps in the NHS Five Year Forward View’, in regard to which the WMAHSN is already running programmes that align with the latest requirements and will carry forward this work into 2017/18. By doing so and using its now mature structure and functions, the WMAHSN will continue to deliver against current objectives and help local Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) with practical, realistic and regionally appropriate steps to sustain and improve care. At the same time the WMAHSN will prepare to undertake new or revised tasks that come with relicensing.

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ITP Call for Applications and Guidance Notes

16 June 2017

The NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) aims to support the NHS in adopting innovation by removing financial or procurement barriers to uptake of innovative products or technologies. This programme will be delivered in partnership with the AHSNs, sponsors, national and international experts. Applications will open on 17 July 2017 and the deadline for completed applications is noon on 8 September 2017.

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Opportunity to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator

14 June 2017

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is recruiting exceptional individuals with evidence-based ready-to-scale innovations to join its new cohort. For 2017, the NIA is seeking local, national and international innovations that address the following NHS priorities: mental health; urgent and emergency care; and primary care. Take a look at this flyer to learn more. Closing date: 26 July 2017.

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Using diagnostics to enable new models of urgent and emergency care

9 June 2017

On Tuesday 27 June, West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and Oxford AHSN are bringing together NHS urgent and emergency care directors and specialists, commissioners, medical and nursing directors, STP leads, transformation and improvement leads, out of hours care providers, general practice, ambulance trusts and AHSNs to examine NHS England's priorities for transforming services. Read this flyer for more details and to book.

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Worcester Health and Care NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Wye Valley NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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Birmingham Cross City Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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Birmingham South and Central Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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South East Staffordshire and Seisdon & Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Wyre Forest Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

7 June 2017

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Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group

7 June 2017

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Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

7 June 2017

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 22/03/2017

2 June 2017

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 22/03/2017.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 26/04/2017

2 June 2017

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 26/04/2017.

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AHSN Network Impact Report 2017

31 May 2017

The AHSN Network Impact Report 2017 highlights collective achievements of England’s 15 AHSNs since their formation in 2013 which are helping the NHS meet the challenges of 21st century health and care.

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Improving safety in care homes: protocol for evaluation of the Walsall and Wolverhampton care home improvement programme

30 May 2017

This protocol outlines an evaluation of a large-scale care home improvement programme in the West Midlands. The programme being evaluated has been developed by the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC), and is being designed and delivered in collaboration with Walsall and Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). It will run in 35 care homes across Walsall and Wolverhampton over 24 months.

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Meridian innovation Peezy Midstream showcased

18 May 2017

65 million urine specimens delivered annually to the NHS, of which up to 73% will be unreliable. Here, Giovanna Forte, CEO and Co-Founder of Forte Medical, discusses the company's Peezy Midstream urine collection device with George Kennedy CBE, President of the Association of British Healthcare Industries. Peezy Midstream is one of the innovations on Meridian, our health innovation exchange. Peezy Midstream improves urine specimen quality to 98.5% accuracy, delivering right-first-time preventative medicine, patient dignity and huge long-term cost savings across the clinical pathways. Forte Medical can demonstrate potential national direct savings of around £30m and efficiency savings of over £1.2bn from this device.

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Learning to sustain successful change from evidence-based quality improvement programmes relating to delivery of care for long term conditions

15 May 2017

This event free event, at thestudio on 13 June, will support nurse leads in primary and community care across the West Midlands to learn from others how to make successful change happen in respect of improved care of long term conditions (LTCs), encourage evidence-based evaluation of innovative delivery of LTC care and introduce achievers to WMAHSN's Meridian health innovation exchange, its benefits and how it can help them.

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West Midlands Ageing Specialty and ENRICH (ENabling Research In Care Homes) combined event

15 May 2017

This joint event will provide an opportunity to share best practice and ideas for research and will showcase involvement in research by the ageing and care home communities.

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Implementation Toolkit for the Innovation and Technology Tariff - PneuX

10 May 2017

The implementation toolkit for PneuX, one of the innovations available under the Innovation and Technology Tariff 2017 to 2019.

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Implementation Toolkit for the Innovation and Technology Tariff - Non-Injectable Arterial Connector

10 May 2017

The implementation toolkit for the Non-Injectable Arterial Connector, one of the innovations available under the Innovation and Technology Tariff 2017 to 2019.

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Implementation Toolkit for the Innovation and Technology Tariff - myCOPD

10 May 2017

The implementation toolkit for myCOPD, one of the innovations available under the Innovation and Technology Tariff 2017 to 2019.

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Implementation Toolkit for the Innovation and Technology Tariff - Episcissors-60

10 May 2017

The implementation toolkit for Episcissors-60, one of the innovations available under the Innovation and Technology Tariff 2017 to 2019.

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Implementation Toolkit for the Innovation and Technology Tariff - AliveCor's Kardia

10 May 2017

The implementation toolkit for AliveCor's Kardia, one of the innovations available under the Innovation and Technology Tariff 2017 to 2019.

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NIA stakeholder engagement and building alliances

26 April 2017

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is an NHS England initiative delivered in partnership with the country’s 15 AHSNs. It supports delivery of the Five Year Forward View by accelerating uptake of high impact innovations for patient, population and NHS staff benefit, and providing real-time practical insights on spread to inform national strategy. Throughout 2017, the NIA is going to be surfacing the insight held within the NIA Fellows’ experience, and connecting with the system leaders who are trying to help them realise the shared ambition of better care at lower cost. The first output collaborates insight and learning from the first quarter of the NIA’s 2016-17 Fellowship, and focuses on engagement and alliance building.

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West Midlands CVD and diabetes event flyer

21 April 2017

The flyer and agenda for the West Midlands CVD and diabetes event: adoption, innovation, dissemination, to be held in Birmingham on 10 May 2017.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 25/01/2017

19 April 2017

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 25/01/2017.

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Celebration of Innovation Awards 2017 - the benefits of applying

19 April 2017

Entries are open for the WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation Awards 2017 until 12 noon on 5 May. The awards will be presented at a glitzy ceremony at the WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation Event on 20 July, and reflect the WMAHSN's dual aim of improving health and creating wealth, as well as the organisation's key priorities and themes. There are also special awards for innovative individuals or teams and innovative organisations. For all the benefits of being shortlisted or winning an award, take a look at this flyer.

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How we've created a 'digital eco-system' for patients

18 April 2017

A letter from Dr Ruth Chambers and Marc Schmid, published in Pulse magazine on 10 April.

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Supporting your Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

11 April 2017

In December 2015, NHS England outlined a new approach to help ensure that health and care services are built around the needs of local populations. To do this, every health and care system in England will produce a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), showing how local services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years – ultimately delivering the Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency. In order to deliver the STP for local populations, WMAHSN is offering a support package to local footprints to help reduce costs and increase income, deliver better and safer services and match solutions to needs.

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Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017 - sponsorship packages

5 April 2017

Two attractive sponsorship packages are available for WMAHSN's flagship event, the Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2017, to be held on 20 July at the Hilton Metropole, NEC Birmingham. The Event Partner package offers benefits such as a matchmaking service, full colour A4 advert in brochures, exhibition space, logo on all signage, presentations and brochures, two seats at the WMAHSN Managing Director and/or Chair’s Table and a PR pack, while the Exhibition package offers exhibition space, advanced notice of the delegate list and a PR pack. For more details, take a look at the sponsorship flyer. Contact Laura Boddy by 5 June for more information, or to book your package, on laura.boddy@wmahsn.org or 0121 371 8061.

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Serendip Digital Health Quarter tenants GiveVision give a successful pitch at WIRED Health 2017

4 April 2017

WMAHSN's Serendip® Digital Health Quarter tenants Give Vision lifted a prestigious WIRED Health 2017 award for their pioneering work on enhancing the lives of people with impaired vision. Stan Karpenko, co-founder and CEO of Give Vision, was announced as the winner of WIRED Health’s EY Startup Stage at the London ceremony in March 2017. Watch Stan present Give Vision's product SightPlus, a pair of hands-free, easy-to-use goggles that enhance the wearer’s remaining vision.

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Arab Health 2017

27 March 2017

WMAHSN was proud to be part of Edgbaston Medical Quarter's first ever stand this year at Arab Health, bringing the best in West Midlands healthcare to the UAE. The Arab Health Exhibition and Congress took place from 30 January to 2 February 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Also representing the West Midlands at Arab Health were Birmingham Health Partners, the Centre for Defence Healthcare Engagement and the Institute of Translational Medicine, as well as a number of pioneering med technology companies from the region, including Serendip Digital Health Quarter tenants Medstars.

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Starting Anticoagulation with Jack

23 March 2017

Anticoagulants are prescribed to prevent harmful blood clots that can lead to stroke. They are designed to prevent or treat clots, but can increase the risk of bleeding. Patients and carers need advice and information about how these medicines work, and their potential side effects. Starting Anticoagulation with Jack explains about clotting and why abnormal clots can form as people age. The different types of medicines are shown, and Jack and his son discuss common concerns, side effects and sources of support.

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What is Q?

21 March 2017

Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK. Q’s mission is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in health and care. To achieve this, we are creating opportunities for people to come together and form a community – sharing ideas, enhancing skills and collaborating to make health and care better. The Q Community will be recruiting more members in the West Midlands from 9 March - 10 April 2017, and this document tells you more about the Q Community in the West Midlands and how to get involved.

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Kaido Wellbeing media pack

13 March 2017

The media pack for Kaido Wellbeing, launched in March 2017 by Serendip Digital Health Quarter tenant Kaido. Considered the first truly personalised workplace wellness solution and powered by the Kaido Insights Platform, organisations can now provide personalised health guidance and support to all their employees, while using data intelligently to quantify real-time return on investment.

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Joining Q application guidance

13 March 2017

Guidance on applying to join the Q Community in the West Midlands, which is open until 10 April 2017.

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WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Awards 2017 innovation application

9 March 2017

The innovation application form for the WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Awards 2017. Use this form to apply for the following categories: Economic Impact Award; Excellence in Wellness and Prevention of Illness; MidTECH Award for Best NHS Invention or Innovation; Patient Safety Award; Supporting Self Care Innovation Award; Social Enterprise Award; Medicines Optimisation Award; Mental Health Innovation Award; Industry Collaboration Award ; Advanced Diagnostics, Genomics and Precision Medicine Award.

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WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Awards 2017 organisation or individual application

9 March 2017

The innovation application form for the WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Awards 2017. Use this form to apply for the Innovative Organisation Award and Innovator/Innovative Team of the Year Award.

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SPACE Quality Improvement Workshop

8 March 2017

The flyer and agenda for the SPACE Quality Improvement Workshop, to be held at the Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton on 14 March 2017.

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EIT Health invitation for project participation 2017

27 February 2017

EIT Health is inviting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs to submit applications to participate in the EIT Health Accelerator programmes. The closing date for submission is 31 March 2017.

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BQ Special Report

24 February 2017

For the third successive year, BQ (Business Quarter) Magazine is taking a comprehensive and authoritative look at the fast-growing life sciences and healthcare sectors. As before, this BQ2 report - of at least 48 pages and also in digital format - is being published in partnership with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN).

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Q Communty FAQs

24 February 2017

Frequently asked questions about joining the Q Community, recruitment for which in the West Midlands will run from 9 March - 10 April.

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Q Community decision tree

24 February 2017

This document aims to help you decide if applying to join the Q Community is right at this point. These questions should also help you understand if the initiative fits your commitment, knowledge and experience of improving quality.

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Innovation Agency

14 February 2017

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Imperial College Health Partners AHSN

14 February 2017

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West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre

14 February 2017

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WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Awards 2017 categories and criteria

14 February 2017

The categories and criteria of the WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation Awards 2017.

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100,000 Genomes Project at University Hospitals on North Midlands NHS Trust

9 February 2017

Watch Dr Chris Clowes, Genomics Ambassador for the north of the West Midlands, talk about the 100,000 Genomes Project, and Stoke-on-Trent mum Rhiannon Craggs, who discusses how taking part in the project has affected her and her family, and how her children now have the chance to finally get a diagnosis and therefore, improved treatment options.

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Meridian LIVE programme and map

8 February 2017

The event programme, map and list of exhibitors for Meridian LIVE, to be held at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham on Wednesday 15 February, 9am – 4.30pm.

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Meridian LIVE Mentor Surgeries

8 February 2017

A list of Mentor Surgery sessions available at Meridian LIVE, to be held at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham on Wednesday 15 February, 9am – 4.30pm. Book a one-to-one session with a range of experts from WMAHSN, as well as partners across the sector, to maximise your support and learn about opportunities. To book a Mentor Surgery session, please contact Laura Boddy at Laura.Boddy@wmahsn.org. Slots are available on a first come, first served basis, so book early to avoid disappointment!

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West Midlands Care Home Conference 2016 - session 1

2 February 2017

Session 1 of the West Midlands Care Home Conference, filmed at the Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal, Worcestershire on 29 November 2016. The region’s first Care Home Conference and aimed at care home staff, this year’s title was “Reducing Harm in the Care Home”.

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West Midlands Care Home Conference 2016 - session 2

2 February 2017

Session 2 of the West Midlands Care Home Conference, filmed at the Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal, Worcestershire on 29 November 2016. The region’s first Care Home Conference and aimed at care home staff, this year’s title was “Reducing Harm in the Care Home”.

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West Midlands Care Home Conference 2016 - session 3

2 February 2017

Session 3 of the West Midlands Care Home Conference, filmed at the Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rednal, Worcestershire on 29 November 2016. The region’s first Care Home Conference and aimed at care home staff, this year’s title was “Reducing Harm in the Care Home”.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 23/11/2016

23 January 2017

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 23/11/2016.

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Call for proposals for the 2018 EIT Health Business Plan

19 January 2017

The call for proposals for the 2018 EIT Health Business Plan. The deadline is 12 April.

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EIT Health Matchmaking Event

19 January 2017

This document gives an indication of some of the themes that are planned for the round table discussions at the EIT Health Matchmaking event in Uppsala on 1 - 3 February 2017.

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Project Summary to identify projects for the 2018 EIT Health Business Plan

16 January 2017

Projects will need partners from at least two CLCs and those who are considering or preparing proposals can find partners for them at the Matchmaking Event, running 1 - 3 February in Uppsala. Detailed data in the registration site allows participants to outline the plans they want to discuss, and the kind of partners they are looking for, so they can set up meaningful connections and schedule fruitful meetings well before the event. Paddie Murphy and Karen Morrey from WMAHSN are planning to attend and would like to take ideas from West Midlands partners with them. Please use this template to describe your idea and the type of collaborators you are seeking and send it paddie.murphy@wmahsn.org by 30 January.

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EIT Health KIC: an update for West Midlands - January 2017

16 January 2017

The purpose of this newsletter is to provide a brief update on the state of play with EIT Health locally, nationally and internationally, highlight successes in the West Midlands and flag the call for proposals for inclusion in the 2018 Business Plan, which has a deadline of 12 April.

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EIT Health KIC: an update for West Midlands - August 2016

16 January 2017

The purpose of this newsletter is to provide a brief update on the state of play with EIT Health locally, nationally and internationally, highlight successes in the West Midlands, identify some opportunities and flag an event on 11 October 2016.

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Move it or Lose it joins WMAHSN at Sajid Javid MP's Pensioners' Fair in Bromsgrove

15 December 2016

Move it or Lose it joined WMAHSN at Sajid Javid MP's very first Bromsgrove Pensioners' Fair on 25 November 2016. The fair was aimed at those who are retired or approaching retirement and provided information about the local services available for pensioners. WMAHSN talked to attendees about their work across the West Midlands on wellness and prevention of illness, while Move it or Lose it gave a demo of their classes.

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WMAHSN third annual Economic Summit 2016 delegate brochure

9 December 2016

The delegate brochure from WMAHSN's third annual Economic Summit, held on 8 December 2016 in Telford, Shropshire

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WMAHSN third annual Economic Summit 2016 slide deck

9 December 2016

The presentations from the WMAHSN's third annual Economic Summit, held on 8 December 2016 in Telford, Shropshire.

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WMAHSN Clinical Leads' Meeting minutes 16/11/2016

7 December 2016

Minutes of the WMAHSN Clinical Leads meeting, held on 16/11/2016.

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AHSN National Co-ordinating Director job description

6 December 2016

The AHSN Network would like to appoint a National Co-ordinating Director. This role is primarily to co-ordinate and connect Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) nationally. Applications close at 5pm on 20 December 2016.

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West Midlands Care Home Conference Trevor Dale's slide deck

5 December 2016

Trevor Dale's presentation from the West Midlands Care Home Conference, held on 29 November 2016.

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West Midlands Care Home Conference slide deck

5 December 2016

The presentations from the West Midlands Care Home Conference, held on 29 November 2016.

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Genomics Research and Innovation Fellowship Scheme expression of interest form

5 December 2016

Health Education England has launched a series of Genomics Fellowships for healthcare staff. This is an excellent opportunity to build research capacity within genomics medicine. The West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre is keen to scope interest in the scheme and offer support to develop submissions. Submit your completed expression of interest form to genomicseducation@uhb.nhs.uk by 12 January 2017.

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Save the date - Making Change Happen with Simple Telehealth and Florence conference

24 November 2016

The save the date flyer for the 2nd National Conference celebrating Flo’s success across the UK, to be held on 25 January 2017 at the North Stafford Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent. This event will showcase Flo's latest innovations, updates, case studies, evidence and impact by members of the Simple Telehealth community, along with respected keynote speakers.

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Pat’s story

21 November 2016

Pat is a COPD patient who is using the Flo Simple Telehealth service to help manage her condition and stay out of hospital.

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Using Facebook to support patients with MS

21 November 2016

A video showing how Facebook can support patients with multiple schlerosis, including questions and answers and promoting self-care.

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Using Skype in nursing homes

21 November 2016

A video showing how Skype can be used for patient consultations in nursing homes.

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AliveCor demonstration

21 November 2016

A video showing a practical demonstration of AliveCor’s Kardia™ Mobile ECG.

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WMAHSN stakeholder survey results 2016

21 November 2016

NHS England and the AHSN Network have published the results of the second stakeholder survey to measure the current perception of AHSNs across England. 172 people from across health and social care, patient groups, academia, industry and the third sector took part in the survey to share their views on how WMAHSN is delivering on increasing the adoption and diffusion of innovation and research, and spreading best practice across the NHS.

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Genomics Medicine Centre Innovation Audit Report

17 November 2016

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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RAID (Rapid Assessment, Interface and Discharge) Innovation Audit Report

17 November 2016

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. While a number of previous evaluations have taken place of RAID and its impact, this new report examines the benefits of the innovations arising since the original RAID implementation and which are unique to the West Midlands.

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Support for people with diabetes

3 November 2016

This leaflet was developed by NHS England's Local Professional Networks, in partnership with WMAHSN. The leaflet outlines the role of community pharmacy, diabetic eye screening and NHS sight tests and dental teams in supporting people with diabetes.

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WMAHSN communications and engagement strategy 2016/17

2 November 2016

The communications and engagement strategy for 2016/17.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 28/09/2016

24 October 2016

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 28/09/2016.

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WMAHSN Clinical Leads' Meeting minutes 14/09/2016

24 October 2016

Minutes of the WMAHSN Clinical Leads meeting, held on 14/09/2016.

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Accelerated Access Review final report

24 October 2016

An independently chaired report, supported by the Wellcome Trust, setting out the final recommendations of the Accelerated Access Review. The Accelerated Access Review was asked to make recommendations to the government on how to accelerate access for NHS patients to innovative medicines, medical technologies, diagnostics and digital products.

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West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network - Dementia event slides

6 October 2016

The slide deck from the West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network event on Dementia, held on 13 September 2016.

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Arab Health 2017 shell scheme application form

6 October 2016

Application form for a shell scheme at the UK Pavilion of Arab Health 2017, held 30 January - 2 February 2017 in Dubai.

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Arab Health 2017 Pod application form

6 October 2016

Application form for a pod at the UK Pavilion of Arab Health 2017, held 30 January - 2 February 2017 in Dubai.

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WMAHSN Masterclass: Intellectual Property

6 October 2016

More information about the WMAHSN Masterclass: Intellectual Property, to be held on Thursday 2 March 2017.

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AliveCor’s Kardia™ Mobile ECG General Practice user guide

22 September 2016

A user guide for general practice teams for AliveCor’s Kardia™ Mobile ECG.

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3rd Annual Health and Wealth Economic Summit 2016 - media sponsorship package

22 September 2016

On 8 December 2016, the WMAHSN will host its third Health and Wealth Economic Summit at the Park Inn by Radisson in Telford, Shropshire. With delegate numbers expected to be around 200, our exciting media sponsorship package offers maximum exposure of your organisation and your brand throughout the year and on the day to our high-calibre delegates from across the NHS, local authority and private sector healthcare landscape.

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3rd Annual Health and Wealth Economic Summit 2016 - stream sponsorship package

22 September 2016

On 8 December 2016, the WMAHSN will host its third Health and Wealth Economic Summit at the Park Inn by Radisson in Telford, Shropshire. With delegate numbers expected to be around 200, our value for money stream sponsorship packages allow you to sponsor one of our event streams - Brexit, devolution or Sustainability and Transformation Plans - highlighting your organisation and your brand to our high-calibre delegates from across the NHS, local authority and private sector healthcare landscape.

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3rd Annual Health and Wealth Economic Summit 2016 - advertisement package

22 September 2016

On 8 December 2016, the WMAHSN will host its third Health and Wealth Economic Summit at the Park Inn by Radisson in Telford, Shropshire. With delegate numbers expected to be around 200, our advertisement package offers a cost effective opportunity to showcase your organisation to visitors from across the NHS, local authority and private sector healthcare landscape.

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Patient First Best Practice Theatre flyer

15 September 2016

In association with The AHSN Network’s Patient Safety Collaboratives, this theatre is designed to share experiences of providers and commissioners in core areas, covering topics from the front line from acute kidney injury and transfers of care to mental health and maternity.

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WMAHSN Masterclass: Intellectual Property

15 September 2016

More information about the WMAHSN Masterclass: Intellectual Property, to be held on Thursday 27 October 2016.

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AHSN stakeholder survey 2016 poster

16 August 2016

A poster advertising the AHSN stakeholder survey 2016, for you to print off and display.

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WMAHSN on a page

15 August 2016

A guide to the WMAHSN, its priorities and themes, on one handy page.

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WMAHSN plans and priorities 2016/17

15 August 2016

A useful infographic showing WMAHSN's plans and priorities for 2016/17.

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WMAHSN standard membership

15 August 2016

A simple infographic showing the benefits and features of our standard membership scheme.

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WMAHSN enhanced membership

15 August 2016

A simple infographic showing the features and benefits of our enhanced membership scheme.

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Think Sepsis: a film for all healthcare workers involved in the care of sick children

4 August 2016

This awareness-raising teaching aid has been developed to help health care professionals spot and respond to the warning signs of sepsis in children.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 27/07/2016

4 August 2016

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 27/07/2016.

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Counselling Directory

25 July 2016

Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find support. Through their own experiences of mental health issues, they learned how important having relevant information is and how the right support can help transform lives. The team is passionate about counselling and wants to promote the huge benefits talk therapy can have. The website is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help and to connect individuals with qualified counsellors in the UK. The site contains information on the common reasons people turn to counselling, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of the website, all counsellors have provided qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body. It is now a leading support network in the UK and have over 10,000 qualified counsellors listed.

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West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network - Launch and Crisis Care event slides

15 July 2016

The slide deck from the West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network launch and event on Crisis Care, held on 5 July 2016.

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WMAHSN Annual Report 2015/16

8 July 2016

The third annual report of the WMAHSN, covering 2015/16 and examining the impacts of the WMAHSN's programmes across the priorities and enabling themes.

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Celebration of Innovation Award Winners brochure

8 July 2016

The brochure showcasing all of the winners of WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation Awards 2016, held on 30 June at the University of Warwick.

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Celebration of Innovation event 2016 delegate brochure

7 July 2016

The delegate brochure from the Celebration of Innovation event 2016, held on 30 June at the University of Warwick.

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Celebration of Innovation event 2016 slide deck

7 July 2016

The slide deck from the hugely successful WMAHSN Celebration of Innovation event 2016, held at the University of Warwick on 30 June 2016.

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Celebration of Innovation 2016 - pharmaceutical industry gold sponsorship package

7 July 2016

The gold pharmaceutical industry sponsorship package for the WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation 2016 event, which offers sponsorship of an award of your choice (first come, first served in each category), a full colour advert in the event delegate brochure and company logo on signage and literature.

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Celebration of Innovation 2016 - pharmaceutical industry silver sponsorship package

7 July 2016

The silver pharmaceutical industry sponsorship package for the WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation 2016 event, which offers a full colour advert in the event delegate brochure and company logo on signage and literature.

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Celebration of Innovation 2016 - gold sponsorship package

7 July 2016

The gold sponsorship package for the WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation 2016 event, which offers sponsorship of an award of your choice (first come, first served in each category), subsequent PR opportunities, exhibition space, a full colour advert in the event delegate brochure and company logo on signage and literature.

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Making a difference to people with diabetes – sharing event

5 July 2016

The agenda for the Making a difference to people with diabetes – sharing event, to be held on 19 July at Fazeley studios in Digbeth, Birmingham.

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West Midlands Interactive Healthcare Fund application guidelines

29 June 2016

Application guidelines for the West Midlands Interactive Healthcare Fund.

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Introductory presentation on Sustainable Continuum of Care to Support Active Living in Europe (SCALE)

29 June 2016

An introductory presentation on SCALE or Sustainable Continuum of Care to Support Active Living in Europe, a programme under the Wellness and prevention of illness priority.

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WMAHSN successes 2015/2016

17 June 2016

A handy infographic of the innovation, improvement and economic impacts that we have made in 2015/16.

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EIT Health Business Plan Aggregator brochure

7 June 2016

A brochure outlining the ethos, criteria and application process for the EIT Health Business Plan Aggregator, which closes on 31 July 2016.

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WMAHSN successes

7 June 2016

A summary of the outcomes and impacts that the WMAHSN has made in the region since its establishment.

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West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative on a page

7 June 2016

The plans and priorities of the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative - part of WMAHSN - presented in a handy infographic.

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West Midlands Health Informatics Network (WIN)

6 June 2016

A case study of the West Midlands Health Informatics Network (WIN) programme.

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Technology Enabled Care Services exemplars of person-centred care

6 June 2016

A case study on the Technology Enabled Care Services exemplars of person-centred care programme.

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Transfer of medicines

6 June 2016

A case study on the Transfer of medicines programme.

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STarT Back

6 June 2016

A case study on the STarT Back programme.

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Getting to Hospital in a Single Stroke

6 June 2016

A case study on the Getting to Hospital in a Single Stroke programme.

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SCRIPT Medicines Management

6 June 2016

A case study on the SCRIPT Medicines Management programme.

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Integrated Liaison Model (RAID)

6 June 2016

A case study on the Integrated Liaison Model (RAID) programme.

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Making a difference for people with diabetes

6 June 2016

A case study on the Making a difference for people with diabetes programme.

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Post-Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) Fellowships

6 June 2016

A case study on the Post-Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) Fellowships programme.

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Where did it all go so right? Learning from excellence for quality improvement event flyer

24 May 2016

The flyer for the Where did it all go so right? Learning from excellence for quality improvement event, to be hald at iCentrum in Birmingham on 19 July 2016.

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WMAHSN Clinical Leads' Meeting minutes 16/05/2016

20 May 2016

Minutes of the WMAHSN Clinical Leads meeting, held on 16/05/2016.

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An introduction to the EIT Health KIC

16 May 2016

One of the main mechanisms for delivering our wellness and prevention of Illness priority is the EIT Health Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), established to tackle healthy living and active ageing in the UK and across the continent. WMAHSN is a major partner in this consortium of more than 50 core partners and 90 associate organisations of leading businesses, research centres and universities from EU countries. The West Midlands region is a key component of the KIC, participating alongside Birmingham Science City as a “health economy” and led locally by the WMAHSN. This video explains more.

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WMAHSN and Qmarkets speak on Open Innovation at CINO 2016

16 May 2016

Qmarkets' Co-founder and SVP of Global Solutions, Michael Stilger, and Lucy Chatwin, Business Manager at WMAHSN, talk about tackling an open innovation initiative in the public healthcare sector at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in London in April 2016.

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West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network - Individual Placement and Support slides

16 May 2016

The slide deck from the West Midlands Mental Health Innovation Network event on Individual Placement and Support, held on 11 May 2016.

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Celebration of Innovation 2016 - silver sponsorship package

16 May 2016

The silver sponsorship package for the WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation 2016 event, which offers exhibition space, a full colour advert in the event delegate brochure and company logo on signage and literature.

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Celebration of Innovation 2016 - exhibitor package

16 May 2016

The exhibition package for the WMAHSN's Celebration of Innovation 2016 event, which offers exhibition space and inclusion in the event delegate brochure.

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West Midlands Interactive Healthcare Fund FAQs

10 May 2016

Frequently asked questions for the West Midlands Interactive Healthcare Fund.

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West Midlands STP briefing

6 May 2016

A map of the West Midlands Sustainable Transformation Plan (STP) areas, and listing the STP and workforce leads in each area.

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EIT Health UK-Ireland CLC members' update April 2016

5 May 2016

The April 2016 edition of the EIT Health UK-Ireland CLC members' update.

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Wealth Creation Innovation Award

28 April 2016

The Wealth Creation Innovation Award aims to recognise those who have created wealth by delivering improvements in health care across one or more of the WMAHSN priority programmes through industry collaboration and attracting inward investment.

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PhD studentships at Keele University

28 April 2016

Details of the PhD studentships available from October 2016, to work on projects hosted within The Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele University.

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Midlands Engine April briefing note

28 April 2016

An update on an ambitious plan to make the Midlands an engine of growth is now available. The Midlands Engine was unveiled in December 2015 and brings together 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) with their plan to boost productivity, attract inward investment, increase connectivity and build a regional tourism offer.

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Person-centred Care Innovation Award

19 April 2016

The Person-centred Care Innovation Award aims to recognise the most innovative solution that acknowledges the importance of patient-centred care and about the continuation and continuity of care across health and social care services.

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Patient Safety Innovation Award

19 April 2016

The Patient Safety Innovation Award aims to recognise those innovations that demonstrate a strong safety culture that continually reduces avoidable harm.

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Innovator of the Year

19 April 2016

The Innovator of the Year Award recognises and rewards those whose game-changing discoveries, research or inventions are driving healthcare innovation forward within the West Midlands.

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Innovative Organisation of the Year

19 April 2016

The Innovative Organisation of the Year Award recognises and rewards those organisations who have truly nurtured an innovation culture and where good ideas are quickly identified and spread within and beyond the boundaries of the organisation.

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Education and Skills Innovation Award

19 April 2016

The Education and Skills Innovation Award aims to recognise those who have looked to develop skills and knowledge among healthcare commissioners and deliverers, industry and patients and the wider population to develop and adopt innovation across the West Midlands.

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Digital Health Innovation Award

19 April 2016

The Digital Health Innovation Award aims to recognise the most innovative and forward-thinking use of digital technologies in the healthcare industry.

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Clinical Trials and Evaluation Innovation Award

19 April 2016

The Clinical Trials and Evaluation Award aims to recognise good quality clinical trials and evaluations that have addressed a clearly defined problem and that has addressed implementation at an early stage.

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Application form for EIT Health KIC Headstart and Proof of Concept Funding

8 April 2016

As part of its “Accelerator” activities, EIT Health has launched the application process for Headstart and Proof of Concept funding for emerging companies and SMEs to develop new healthcare products and services. This completed application form must be received by noon on Tuesday 31 May 2016.

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EIT Health KIC information on Headstart and Proof of Concept Funding

8 April 2016

As part of its “Accelerator” activities, EIT Health has launched the application process for Headstart and Proof of Concept funding for emerging companies and SMEs to develop new healthcare products and services. More information about this is provided by this briefing. Proposals must be received by noon on Tuesday 31 May 2016.

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Let's Talk Mental Health

4 April 2016

Details of East Staffordshire CCG Patient Board's free event on mental health, "Let’s Talk Mental Health", to be held on 20 May between 5.30pm and 8pm.

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NHS Pharmacy Teams - adding years to life and life to years

1 April 2016

Pharmacy teams make a positive impact in people's lives, every day and at every age. This animated video shows how pharmacy teams across the NHS - community pharmacists, hospital pharmacists and medicines optimisation pharmacists - support people in England with their healthcare from cradle to grave.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 23/03/2016

29 March 2016

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 23/03/2016.

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West Midlands' LPN Clinical Network Leads application template

21 March 2016

The application template for the West Midlands’ Pharmacy Local Professional Network Clinical Network Leads vacancies. The LPN is inviting expressions of interest by midday on Monday 4 April 2016. The roles are sessional and as such successful candidates will not be directly employed by NHS England. The roles are fixed term until 31 March 2017, with the possibility of extension.

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West Midlands' LPN Clinical Network Leads job description

21 March 2016

The job description for the West Midlands’ Pharmacy Local Professional Network Clinical Network Leads vacancies. The LPN is inviting expressions of interest by midday on Monday 4 April 2016. The roles are sessional and as such successful candidates will not be directly employed by NHS England. The roles are fixed term until 31 March 2017, with the possibility of extension.

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Your Pharmacy, Your Future event attendee list

21 March 2016

The list of attendees at the Your pharmacy, your future: surviving and thriving in the future landscape event, held on 10 March 2016.

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Your Pharmacy, Your Future event slide deck

21 March 2016

The slide deck from the Your pharmacy, your future: surviving and thriving in the future landscape event, held on 10 March 2016.

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The Digital Health Revolution For Future Clinicians

11 March 2016

The West Midlands Health Informatics Network invites clinical students to attend this forthcoming free event, to be held on 15 March from 6 - 8pm at the University of Warwick. The aims of the evening are to offer insights into the integration of digital technology in the practice of the clinicians of the future, enable networking across schools and provide peer support in a relaxed environment.

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Your pharmacy, your future: surviving and thriving in the future landscape programme

8 March 2016

The programme for the Your pharmacy, your future event, to be held on 10 March from 6.30 - 9.30pm.

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WMAHSN Conference – Long term conditions: making innovation happen in the NHS flyer

7 March 2016

Includes the full programme for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Conference, Long term conditions: making innovation happen in the NHS, to be held on 6 May 2016.

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WMAHSN Conference – Long term conditions: making innovation happen in the NHS Innovation Prize abstract form

7 March 2016

The abstract form for the Innovation Prize at the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Conference, Long term conditions: making innovation happen in the NHS, to be held on 6 May 2016.

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Meridian launch event slide deck

3 March 2016

The slide deck from the launch event for the Meridian online health innovation exchange, held on 1 March 2016.

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NHS England Research Needs Template

2 March 2016

Use this template to submit your policy or applied healthcare research need to the next Research Needs Panel.

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STarT Back newsletter February 2016

2 March 2016

The February edition of the STarT Back newsletter.

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Newman University

25 February 2016

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University Centre Shrewsbury

25 February 2016

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Getting started with Meridian flyer

25 February 2016

A handy one page guide to getting started with setting your healthcare campaigns and finding innovative solutions with Meridian, the online health innovation exchange.

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Guide to getting started with Meridian

25 February 2016

A indepth guide to getting started with setting your healthcare campaigns and finding innovative solutions with Meridian, the online health innovation exchange.

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ABHI Medical Technology Trade Mission to Texas application form

23 February 2016

Application form for the ABHI Medical Technology Trade Mission to Texas, to be held 14 - 21 May 2016. The closing date for registrations is Friday 18 March 2016.

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ABHI Medical Technology Trade Mission to Texas introduction

23 February 2016

Introduction to the ABHI Medical Technology Trade Mission to Texas, to be held 14 - 21 May 2016.

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WMAHSN TECS newsletter for frontline clinicians December 2015

15 February 2016

The December 2015 issue of the WMAHSN TECS newsletter for frontline clinicians.

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Call for Innovations for Ideas 2016 brochure

12 February 2016

EIT Health hereby invites partners to submit proposals for new Innovation by Ideas projects to be included in the Business Plan to start in 2017. The call was launched on 1 February and teh deadline for submission is 16 May 2016.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 27/01/2016

10 February 2016

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 27/01/2016.

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EIT Health KIC brochure

10 February 2016

"EIT Health – the European health and innovation initiative that lets you grow" brochure, detailing the background to the EIT Health programme, priorities and project definitions and what it means for various stakeholders, including businesses, researcher, students and public authorities and policymakers.

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WMAHSN membership brochure

9 February 2016

A brochure outlining the standard and enhanced membership schemes, detailing the benefits and features of the membership networks, services and opportunities.

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Green Bag in an emergency poster

5 February 2016

This poster has been produced to support the launch of the Green Bag scheme across the West Midlands on 4 April 2016.

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Green Bag reminder poster

5 February 2016

This poster has been produced to support the launch of the Green Bag scheme across the West Midlands on 4 April 2016.

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Ruth Chambers - keynote speech from the WIN Conference 2016

3 February 2016

Professor Ruth Chambers OBE, GP principal, Stoke-on-Trent, Chair, Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group, Honorary Professor, Keele and Staffordshire Universities and Clinical Lead for Long Term Conditions, WMAHSN, delivers the closing keynote address at the West Midlands Health Informatics Network (WIN) Annual Conference, held on 26 January 2016 at the University of Warwick.

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Workshop on the patient perspective in medicines optimisation and NICE compliance - summary report

1 February 2016

The summary report of a joint workshop on the patient perspective in medicines optimisation and NICE compliance, hosted by WMAHSN and Pfizer on 7 October 2015, to explore how NHS organisations in the West Midlands could be best supported to involve patients in decisions about their choice of medicines.

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Workshop on the patient perspective in medicines optimisation and NICE compliance - report

1 February 2016

The report of a joint workshop on the patient perspective in medicines optimisation and NICE compliance, hosted by WMAHSN and Pfizer on 7 October 2015, to explore how NHS organisations in the West Midlands could be best supported to involve patients in decisions about their choice of medicines.

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Your clinical question answered in a day (CAT in a day) - exercise

22 January 2016

The flyer for the Your clinical question answered in a day (CAT in a day) - exercise event, to be held on 6 April 2016.

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The physical health of people with severe mental illness

22 January 2016

The flyer for this person-centred care workshop, to be held on 6 April 2016.

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Implementing the best evidence for managing osteoarthritis in the primary care setting

22 January 2016

The flyer for this person-centred care workshop, to be held on 3 March 2016

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Life Sciences in Birmingham – Supporting Growing Businesses

20 January 2016

The BioHub Birmingham, DLA Piper and KPMG's seminar, Life Sciences in Birmingham – Supporting Growing Businesses on Tuesday 2 March at The Birmingham Research Park, which features two speakers from WMAHSN.

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World class research making a difference

18 January 2016

In 2008, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) created Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs). They have a specific aim: to bridge the gap between the world class research conducted by academics and its implementation on the NHS frontline, where it can impact on patient lives and the quality of service provided to them. In 2013, following the success of the pilot CLAHRCs, it was decided to fund a second wave of 13 CLAHRCs for a five year period commencing 1 January 2014. CLAHRCs bring together local NHS providers and commissioners with academics, other relevant local organisations, industry partners and health research infrastructures together with local Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). This brochure introduces the highlights of the CLAHRC programme to date. It details successful examples of their work and the impact it has had and will continue to have. Combined,the CLAHRCs are saving the NHS millions and are helping to save and improve the lives of patients across England and further afield.

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Thinking differently about mental health consultations - enhancing your skills

18 January 2016

The flyer for this person-centred care workshop, to be held on 15 April 2016.

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How to implement STarT Back in practice 10 March 2016

18 January 2016

The flyer for this person-centred care workshop, to be held on 10 March 2016.

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A pain app a day keeps the doctor away 31 March

18 January 2016

The flyer for this person-centred care workshop, to be held on 31 March 2016.

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WMAHSN TECS Exemplar of Person-centred Care newsletter January 2016

14 January 2016

The January issue of the Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) Exemplar of Person-centred Care newsletter.

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New care models: Vanguards – developing a blueprint for the future of NHS and care services

14 January 2016

In January 2015, the NHS invited individual organisations and partnerships to apply to become ‘vanguard’ sites for the new care models programme, one of the first steps towards delivering the Five Year Forward View and supporting improvement and integration of services. The 50 vanguards were selected following a rigorous process, involving workshops and the engagement of key partners and patient representative groups. Each vanguard site will take a lead on the development of new care models which will act as the blueprints for the NHS moving forward and the inspiration to the rest of the health and care system. This brochure includes details of the vanguard programmes, including: Vitality Partnership in Birmingham and Sandwell, Dudley Multispecialty Community Provider, Solihull Together for Better Lives and MERIT (The Mental Health Alliance for Excellence, Resilience, Innovation and Training) (West Midlands).

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WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Priority Leads Meeting 24/11/2015

14 January 2016

Minutes of the WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Leads meeting, held on 24/11/2015.

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WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Priority Leads Meeting 29/9/2015

14 January 2016

Minutes of the WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Leads meeting, held on 29/9/2015.

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WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Priority Leads Meeting 28/7/2015

14 January 2016

Minutes of the WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Leads meeting, held on 28/7/2015.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 25/11/2015

14 January 2016

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 25/11/2015.

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Spreading Innovation, Improving Health, Promoting Economic Growth

7 January 2016

A report highlighting the transformational contribution being made by the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks to driving innovation, improving health and promoting economic growth, including work by the WMAHSN on the Simple Telehealth/Flo TECs programme.

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Driving Innovation in the NHS - Federation of Specialist Hospitals Report

24 December 2015

A report from the Federation of Specialist Hospitals, which highlights the initiatives led by specialist hospitals to translate innovation into patient benefit whilst delivering savings.In publishing this report, the Federation makes recommendations to harness the potential of specialist hospitals to redesign care and maximise patient impact. Federation members are keen to work with partner organisations to implement these recommendations and enhance the NHS’s reputation as a global leader of innovation.

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How to implement STarT Back in practice

23 December 2015

The flyer for this person-centred care workshop, to be held on 28 January 2016.

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A pain app a day keeps the doctor away

23 December 2015

The flyer for this person-centred care workshop, to be held on 4 February 2016.

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Parents bereaved by suicide (PABBS) workshop

23 December 2015

The flyer for this person-centred care workshop, to be held on 23 February 2016.

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Primary care consultations—harnessing patient engagement in tricky long term conditions: obesity, malnutrition and health

23 December 2015

The flyer for this person-centred care workshop, to be held on 11 February 2016.

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WMAHSN TECS Exemplar of Person-centred Care newsletter December 2015

18 December 2015

The December issue of the Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) Exemplar of Person-centred Care newsletter.

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WMAHSN Innovation and Adoption Network and Service Programme Manager job description

17 December 2015

The role will entail working with the Business Manager and suppliers providing the different elements of the Innovation and Adoption service, supporting and driving the development and management of implementation plans, evaluating and reporting on multiple metrics and their critical outcomes. There is a requirement to work collaboratively as well as independently and to strict timetables. The post holder will develop a strong network of senior, influential colleagues across the region, and with NHS England, and other AHSNs. They will have the capacity, experience and standing to impact on culture and action across a wide and varied community. The WMAHSN Innovation and Adoption Network and Service Programme Manager will ensure that the Business Manager is updated on a regular basis and will prepare board level reports and briefs at regular intervals throughout the year, as well as ad hoc reports when required for specific purposes by the West Midlands AHSN Executive. Closing date: 18 January.

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WMAHSN Patient Safety Collaborative Assistant Programme Manager job description

17 December 2015

The role will entail working closely with the PSC Programme Manager, supporting and driving the development and management of implementation plans, evaluating and reporting on multiple projects and their critical outcomes, and deputising as necessary for the Programme Manager. There is a requirement to work collaboratively as well as independently and to strict timetables. The post holder will develop a strong network of senior, influential colleagues across the region, and with NHS England and other AHSNs and Patient Safety Collaboratives. He or she will have the capacity, experience and standing to impact on culture and action across a wide and varied community. The Assistant Programme Manager will ensure that the PSC Programme Manager is updated on a weekly basis and will prepare board level reports and briefs at regular intervals throughout the year, as well as ad hoc reports when required for specific purposes by the West Midlands AHSN Executive. Closing date: 18 January 2016

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Health Services Management Centre policy paper: Mental health matters: improving mental health services in acute settings and understanding how innovation spreads

16 December 2015

This policy paper, by the University of Birmingham's Health Services Management Centre, looks at mental health crisis care and how the RAID service was first established in City Hospital in Birmingham in 2009 in response to such challenges. Since the initial service was commissioned, RAID has been rolled out to a range of different sites across the West Midlands. During this process, the project attracted the attention of the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), which was keen to support a promising innovation and also saw the opportunity to learn more about how innovation spreads and is adapted/implemented in practice. The initial RAID model was implemented in different ways across a variety of sites, and this review was commissioned to help collate and share learning from these commissioned services.

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Key Essentials: Pre-Diabetes Care (PDC)

15 December 2015

Our one day course aims to prepare healthcare assistants and nurses within primary care to screen and manage individuals at risk of diabetes type 2 mellitus. The course is designed for those involved in the NHS Health Checks, in particular healthcare assistants and nurses working in general practice. It focuses on screening and managing cases of individuals with a history of impaired glucose regulation or risk of type 2 diabetes. Attendees will also learn about the provision of lifestyle advice.

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NHS Innovation Accelerator

11 December 2015

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) is a fellowship programme which is being delivered collaboratively by NHS England, UCLPartners, The Health Foundation and with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). The aim of the NIA is to deliver on the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View – creating the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS, and to deliver examples into practice for demonstrable patient and population benefit.

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Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI)

11 December 2015

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) is a well established process to connect public sector challenges with innovative ideas from industry, supporting companies to generate economic growth and enabling improvement in achieving government objectives.

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NHS Test Beds

11 December 2015

The test bed programme provides the opportunity to combine different technologies with innovations in how services are delivered in the NHS. This might be a new service delivery model for people with dementia that combines wearable devices linked into mobile or other digital technology, implemented alongside technology-enabled housing and a lower-cost nurse or allied health professional workforce model.

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Digital catapult

11 December 2015

The Digital Catapult is here to help UK businesses unlock new value from sharing proprietary data in faster, better and more trusted ways. The Digital Catapult Centres are the physical embodiment of this activity.

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Precision medicine catapult

11 December 2015

The Precision Medicine Catapult is focused on making the UK the most compelling location in the world for the development and delivery of this new targeted approach.

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NHS Vanguards

11 December 2015

In January 2015, the NHS invited individual organisations and partnerships to apply to become ‘vanguard’ sites for the new care models programme, one of the first steps towards delivering the Five Year Forward View and supporting improvement and integration of services. In March, the first 29 vanguard sites were chosen. There were three vanguard types – integrated primary and acute care systems; enhanced health in care homes; and, multispecialty community provider vanguards. In July, 8 urgent and emergency vanguards were announced. In September a further 13 vanguards were announced – known as acute care collaborations, they aim to link local hospitals together to improve their clinical and financial viability.

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MidTech

11 December 2015

MidTECH is part of the NHS Innovations network regional hubs, established to identify, protect and develop innovations from within the NHS.

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Bizz Inn

11 December 2015

BizzInn is an initiative hosted by the University of Birmingham and run by the Enterprise Acceleration Team. The team encourages and accelerates enterprise activities at the University of Birmingham. They encourage the transfer of ideas and expertise to business through enterprise training and networking events. They validate, develop, and grow commercial ventures, through a mixture of hands-on support, access to a wide network of service providers, investors and entrepreneurs, and funding through early stage support grants.

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Birmingham Science City

11 December 2015

Birmingham Science City will develop, use and promote science and technology to improve prosperity and quality of life. Birmingham Science City will catalyse and support activity that creates wealth and opportunity by exploiting and maximising the impact of the technical expertise and R&D excellence in Birmingham and its environs.

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The BioHub Birmingham

11 December 2015

The BioHub Birmingham is a brand new, fully serviced biomedical research laboratory specifically designed to provide entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups with access to affordable laboratory facilities and equipment. For a very attractive and fully inclusive price you can take a desk in a vibrant innovation office and a workstation in the fully serviced laboratory.

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iCentrum

11 December 2015

Construction work is currently underway on Innovation Birmingham’s 3,874sqm (41,700 sq ft) iCentrum building. The speculative development project is located next to Faraday Wharf and Aston University, off Holt Street – visible from the A38M Aston Expressway. iCentrum is the first phase of expansion of the Innovation Birmingham Campus, which is currently fully let. The 60 week build programme will see iCentrum being open for occupation in March 2016. .

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Innovation Birmingham

11 December 2015

Birmingham Science Park Aston was founded in 1982 and as such is the UK’s third oldest science park. Located in its urban setting within central Birmingham, it offers 250,000 sq ft of accommodation over 14 acres. Birmingham Science Park Aston is wholly owned by Birmingham City Council. To give the Park a new dimension, provide clarity and pave the way for the £35 million Digital Plaza development, from 2013 it is being presented as two campuses; the Science & Technology Campus and the Innovation Birmingham Campus.

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Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West Midlands

11 December 2015

NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands is a five-year initiative funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and matched funds provided by local health and social services. The initiative builds on the successful CLAHRC for Birmingham and Black Country pilot with a mission to create lasting and effective partnerships across health and social care organisations, universities (Birmingham, Keele and Warwick) to improve the services to be delivered for patient benefit.

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West Midlands Strategic Clinical Network and West Midlands Clinical Senate

11 December 2015

With over 400 years of NHS experience, The SCN and Senate offer unparalleled, independent strategic advice and guidance to commissioners and other stakeholders to assist them in making the best healthcare decisions for the populations they represent.

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NIHR Clinical Research Network: West Midlands

11 December 2015

The NIHR Clinical Research Network is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. They operate nationally across England through a national coordinating centre and 15 local branches delivering research in the NHS across all disease areas. The NIHR Clinical Research Network: West Midlands is hosted by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

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Birmingham Health Partners

11 December 2015

BHP’s vision is to connect people, place, and pioneers to accelerate advances in healthcare. They will enable patients to benefit from breakthrough therapies and technologies through a collaboration of world-class clinicians, scientists and clinical trials teams.

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Institute of Translational Medicine

11 December 2015

The Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM), a world class clinical research facility in Birmingham, will help progress the very latest scientific research findings from the University into enhanced treatments for patients across a range of major health issues including cancer and liver disease. The Institute will build on the West Midlands’ excellent track record in clinical trials by increasing capacity and enabling more patients to be co-located alongside clinicians and researchers. It will also make it easier for both SME and large pharma and biotechnology firms to work more closely with clinicians and academics, bringing additional investment into the region.

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UK Life Sciences Access for Funding

11 December 2015

This section allows you to search for funding opportunities for science, engineering and manufacturing activities available to the health life sciences industry including bio-pharmaceuticals; medical biotechnology; or medical technologies (devices and diagnostics). Funding may also be available indirectly through collaboration with academic or other industry partners.

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Innovate UK

11 December 2015

Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency.

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Cracking the innovation nut: Diffusing healthcare innovation at pace and scale

8 December 2015

This briefing explores the barriers and enablers around the diffusion of innovation, and how AHSNs are working with the NHS, industry and others to overcome some of these issues. It offers a set of recommendations for national bodies, providers and commissioners to consider. This briefing represents the views of the AHSN Network.

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Living Labs Coventry and Warwickshire slide deck

8 December 2015

A Living Lab is a real-life test and experimentation environment where users and producers co-create innovations. Living Labs have been characterised by the European Commission as Public-Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open innovation. This presentation explains more about the Living Labs Coventry and Warwickshire project and how this fits into the Living Labs work.

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Living Labs: Feedback from MADoPA and the French Living Lab Forum slide deck

8 December 2015

A Living Lab is a real-life test and experimentation environment where users and producers co-create innovations. Living Labs have been characterised by the European Commission as Public-Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open innovation. This presentation explains more about the MADoPA and the French Living Lab Forum project and how this fits into the Living Labs work.

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Learning about Living Labs: innovating inter-organisational relationships to support co-production and co-operation slide deck

8 December 2015

A Living Lab is a real-life test and experimentation environment where users and producers co-create innovations. Living Labs have been characterised by the European Commission as Public-Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open innovation. This presentation explains more about the Centre for Knowledge Innovation Technology and Enterprise (KITE) project and how this fits into the Living Labs work.

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Health Care Innovation Lab Orbital 40 slide deck

8 December 2015

A Living Lab is a real-life test and experimentation environment where users and producers co-create innovations. Living Labs have been characterised by the European Commission as Public-Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open innovation. This presentation from the University of Birmingham explains more about the Health Care Innovation Lab Orbital 40 project and how this fits into the Living Labs work.

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iMinds Living Lab research & support slide deck

8 December 2015

A Living Lab is a real-life test and experimentation environment where users and producers co-create innovations. Living Labs have been characterised by the European Commission as Public-Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open innovation. This presentation explains more about the iMinds project and how this fits into the Living Labs work.

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Birmingham 1000 Elders slide deck

8 December 2015

A Living Lab is a real-life test and experimentation environment where users and producers co-create innovations. Living Labs have been characterised by the European Commission as Public-Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open innovation. This presentation from the University of Birmingham explains more about the 1000 Elders project and how this fits into the Living Labs work.

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Living Labs in Europe slide deck

8 December 2015

A Living Lab is a real-life test and experimentation environment where users and producers co-create innovations. Living Labs have been characterised by the European Commission as Public-Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open innovation. This presentation from the HDTI at Coventry University explains more about City Lab Coventry and includes examples of initiatives under the Living Labs banner.

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Introducing genomics in healthcare

30 November 2015

With new technologies we can now examine the whole of a person's DNA -- their genome -- quicker and cheaper than ever before. In this video from Genomics England, Vivienne Parry OBE introduces the fundamentals of genomics and its growing importance for healthcare.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 23/9/2015

25 November 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 23/9/2015

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Person-centred care newsletter November 2015

25 November 2015

The inaugural edition of the Person-centred care newsletter.

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WMAHSN TECS Exemplar of Person-centred Care newsletter November 2015

24 November 2015

The November issue of the Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) Exemplar of Person-centred Care newsletter.

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WMAHSN Manifesto for Person-centred Care

18 November 2015

Person-centred care is one of the key components, and central to, the WMAHSN’s long-term vision. It is a key ingredient in ensuring a healthier region and must remain a central tenet to support the future affordability of NHS care. The Person-centred Care Manifesto presents the person-centred care service and how it applies to the implementation of evidence-based care pathways, innovation and evaluation of health and social care services. It sets out how most or all elements of person-centred care, alongside other enabling themes, are vital components of the WMAHSN’s work, cutting across all themes, priorities and programmes. This positions person-centred care as part of a holistic AHSN innovation service, rather than a standalone programme of projects, with similar principles to those embedded in the NHS Constitution.

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2016 Atrial Fibrillation Study Days flyer

17 November 2015

These study days are intended for primary care practitioners and nurses who wish to learn more about atrial fibrillation detection and treatment. This interactive meeting will be relevant to all primary care and enable each attendee to go back to work and make a real difference. The study days are an opportunity to refine clinical knowledge in a critical area of work, such as stoke prevention, and will focus on practical aspects and how to translate the evidence into every day practice for the benefit of patients.

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Opportunities for innovations 2015

16 November 2015

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has a defined process for addressing the region’s health delivery needs and challenges through asking for outcome-focused innovation proposals that can be received and agreed with our partners throughout the year. This document provides you with an overview of the areas in which we are interested in seeking to pull innovation proposals.

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Digital health opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

WMAHSN’s digital health theme has undertaken a review of priorities for 2015 and beyond. For future programmes of work, the WMAHSN is particularly interested in hearing of innovations in digital health which can deliver region-wide benefits in several areas.

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Integrated care opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

For the NHS, the lack of integrated care working can result in communication gaps between clinicians in different settings, recurrent primary care consultations, excessive poly-pharmacy, medication clashes for various co-morbidities, unexpected, preventable and often recurrent hospital admissions and over-long hospital stays, resulting in an avoidable burden on health systems and increased costs and unduly high morbidity and mortality rates.For future programmes of work, the WMAHSN is particularly interested in supporting the development of integrated care across the region.

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Open data opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

The definition of open data is “data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share alike”. You are encouraged to create something that will: (1) provide evidence to NHS and/or local government departments to help them improve the targeting, development and delivery of their health-related services and/or (2) develop alternative solutions to public health challenges that will reduce the pressures on NHS and public sector health and social care services.

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Mental health opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

The Mental Health Advisory Group has undertaken a stakeholder workshop and a series of discussions to establish a clear set of priorities for 2015 and beyond. For future programmes of work, the WMAHSN is particularly interested in hearing of innovations in mental health which can deliver region-wide benefits in four areas.

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Patient experience and feedback opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

In order to deliver a patient-focused service, there is a requirement for patients to be involved in the design of these services and for their feedback to be taken into account when reviewing the quality of such services. There is a plethora of organisations which support the voice of the patient, carer or public citizen and the WMAHSN is interested in how programmes of work could be delivered to demonstrate several approaches.

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Wellness and healthy ageing opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

The WMAHSN has a system priority of wellness and disease prevention with a focus on discovering innovations and initiatives that empower people to develop or change to a healthier lifestyle with positive behaviours with a view to preventing primary illness.

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Long term conditions opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

80% of healthcare spend in the UK is on caring for people with long term conditions (LTCs). Most patients LTCs (respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, anxiety and depression, musculoskeletal pain and associated disabilities, dementia) suffer from two or more conditions. For future programmes of work, the WMAHSN is particularly interested in three priorities to improve the care of/service efficiency for those with LTCs across the West Midlands region.

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Medicines optimisation and adherence opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

It is estimated that between a third and a half of prescribed and dispensed medicines are not used as recommended. Non-adherence and underuse represents a loss to patients, the healthcare system and society at large, as it is a lost opportunity for health improvement and a waste of valuable resources for healthcare systems. The WMAHSN would like to focus on five key areas for future programmes of work.

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Patient safety opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

Building on the recommendations from the Francis Report, the WMAHSN is, in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improving Quality, developing one of the 15 planned Patient Safety Collaboratives (PSCs). For future programmes of work when established, the WMPSC is particularly interested in five priorities to support improvements in patient safety.

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Education and workforce for the future opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

WMAHSN is inviting a call for education and workforce for the future innovations that will support and develop our clinical priorities and enabling themes to accelerate the adoption of innovation to generate continuous improvement in the region’s health and wealth. WMAHSN welcomes innovations that support our clinical priorities and or enabling themes and is particularly interested in hearing of innovations in education and training which can deliver regionwide benefits.

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Wealth creation opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

The WMAHSN has an enabling theme of industry and wealth creation in order to create wealth by delivering improvements in healthcare across each of the WMAHSN programmes through industrycollaboration and attracting inward investment. For future programmes of work, the WMAHSN is particularly interested in three core areas to support the seven-point growth plan.

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Evidence and adoption opportunity for innovations

16 November 2015

Collaboration between the WMAHSN and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), as well as other infrastructure/expertise, will provide the opportunity to accelerate the conduct of research and adoption of study findings aligned with the healthcare priorities of the West Midlands. For future programmes of work, the WMAHSN is particularly interested in four priorities to support the development of regional clinical research.

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Birmingham Science City Project and Partnership Manager (Innovative Health) secondment opportunity

16 November 2015

The job description and application process for this secondment opportunity. The post holder will be part of the Executive Team of Birmingham Science City (BSC), a small team that facilitates the delivery of the vision and objectives of the BSC Alliance. They will have a focus on the priority theme of Innovative Healthcare and will work closely with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, which funds the post and is a key partner in the BSC Alliance.

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Health Foundation Flo video

13 November 2015

The Health Foundation's video showing the powerful impact that the Simple Telehealth/Flo programme can have on its users. Flo is an easy to use telehealth service, designed by NHS professionals to provide support and advice for patients, enabling them to manage their own long term health conditions. Flo is supported as a programme by WMAHSN under its Person-Centred Care theme.

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Traineeship evaluation report

13 November 2015

During the summer school holidays in 2015, Medilink West Midlands - WMAHSN’s Industry Gateway partner – worked with a local NHS organisation and an SME to deliver the traineeship programme for 20 young people in the West Midlands region. The traineeship uniquely linked the two critical elements that make up the commercial aspect of the life sciences sector: placement within the NHS, combined with placement in a medically related SME. This evaluation report details the programme and shows that the traineeship model provides a true framework for future programmes and the continued link up of the NHS and life sciences industry to support skills growth across an economically critical sector.

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Shaping personalised medicine in the NHS slide deck

10 November 2015

The slide deck from the Shaping personalised medicine in the NHS event, held jointly by NHS England and WMAHSN on 30 October 2015.

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Job description - Technology in Healthcare Clinical Champion

5 November 2015

The job description for the Technology in Healthcare Clinical Champion vacancy. We are looking for a registered doctor with an enthusiastic interest in technology enabled care services (TECS) and who would like to be involved in showcasing how simple readily available technology can add value in the delivery of Person-centred Care to join the project team. The WMAHSN project ‘TECS exemplars of Person-centred Care’ is seeking to disseminate learning and experience gained from a range of TECS across the West Midlands. The closing date is Friday 27 November 2015.

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Advertisement - Technology in Healthcare Clinical Champion

5 November 2015

The advertisement for the Technology in Healthcare Clinical Champion vacancy. We are looking for a registered doctor with an enthusiastic interest in technology enabled care services (TECS) and who would like to be involved in showcasing how simple readily available technology can add value in the delivery of Person-centred Care to join the project team. The WMAHSN project ‘TECS exemplars of Person-centred Care’ is seeking to disseminate learning and experience gained from a range of TECS across the West Midlands. The closing date is Friday 27 November 2015.

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WMAHSN stakeholder survey results

30 October 2015

NHS England and the AHSN Network have published the results of the first stakeholder survey to measure the current perception of AHSNs across England. 1,200 people from across health and social care, patient groups, academia, industry and the third sector took part in the survey to share their views on how the AHSNs are delivering on increasing the adoption and diffusion of innovation and research, and spreading best practice across the NHS. This document summarises the results for West Midlands AHSN.

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AHSN stakeholder survey results

30 October 2015

NHS England and the AHSN Network have published the results of the first stakeholder survey to measure the current perception of AHSNs across England. 1,200 people from across health and social care, patient groups, academia, industry and the third sector took part in the survey to share their views on how the AHSNs are delivering on increasing the adoption and diffusion of innovation and research, and spreading best practice across the NHS. This document summarises the results across all 15 AHSNs.

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Accelerated Access Review: Interim report

30 October 2015

This review of innovative medicines and medical technologies, supported by Wellcome Trust, has explored the question of accelerated access through four workstreams spanning the development pathway, and a fifth focusing on patient engagement in all parts of the pathway. Each workstream has looked across issues concerning drugs, devices, diagnostics and digital health products.From the responses received, the review has distilled five key propositions and a number of provisional, high-level conclusions associated with each proposition. It is proposed to use these as a framework for more detailed analysis and evaluation, and for further engagement with stakeholders in the next phase of the review. A full report and recommendations will be published in spring 2016.

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Five Year Forward View Infographic

29 October 2015

A one page summary of the Five Year Forward View, which sets out a clear direction for the NHS over the next few years. This explains how the future health of millions of children, the sustainability of the NHS and the economic prosperity of Britain all now depend on a radical upgrade in prevention and public health. When people do need health services, patients will gain far greater control of their own care – including the option of shared budgets combining health and social care. The NHS will take decisive steps to break down the barriers in how care is provided between family doctors and hospitals, between physical and mental health, between health and social care. It suggests that there are viable options for sustaining and improving the NHS over the next five years, provided that the NHS does its part, allied with the support of government, and of other partners, both national and local.

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NHS European Office briefing - EU funding for research and innovation 2014-2020

22 October 2015

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s overarching, multidisciplinary research and innovation funding programme that will run from 2014 to 2020. The societal challenges addressed by the programme cover seven key themes, including health, demographic change and wellbeing. There is scope for greater NHS involvement and access to these funds, and the new approach introduced in the programme will facilitate NHS participation.

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Shaping Personalised Medicine in the NHS agenda

21 October 2015

The agenda for the invitation-only Shaping Personalised Medicine in the NHS event, organised jointly with NHS England for the West Midlands, East Midlands and Eastern regions.

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WMAHSN Health and Wealth Economic Summit 2015 slide deck

19 October 2015

The presentations from the WMAHSN's second Health and Wealth Economic Summit, held on 13 October 2015.

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WMAHSN Health and Wealth Economic Summit 2015 delegate brochure

15 October 2015

The delegate brochure from the WMAHSN's second Health and Wealth Economic Summit, held on 13 October 2015.

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Systems Leadership Programme: Change through Collaboration application form

14 October 2015

Application form for HEWM's Systems Leadership Programme.

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Systems Leadership Programme: Change through Collaboration flyer

14 October 2015

This exciting new pilot programme is designed to develop and enable leaders that work across boundaries to collaborate as a united partnership-team to sustainably solve a complex systems challenge that they are in the position to collectively influence.

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Workshop on the patient perspective in medicines optimisation and NICE compliance - Lucy Chatwin presentation

14 October 2015

Lucy Chatwin's presentation from the Workshop on the patient perspective in medicines optimisation and NICE compliance, held on 7 October 2015, which aimed to examine how NHS organisations in the West Midlands could best be supported to involve patients in decisions regarding their medicines and to implement NICE guidance with respect to shared decision-making.

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Workshop on the patient perspective in medicines optimisation and NICE compliance - Clare Howard presentation

14 October 2015

Clare Howard's presentation from the Workshop on the patient perspective in medicines optimisation and NICE compliance, held on 7 October 2015, which aimed to examine how NHS organisations in the West Midlands could best be supported to involve patients in decisions regarding their medicines and to implement NICE guidance with respect to shared decision-making.

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EASYCare Project Giving Voice to Older People International Meeting 2015

15 September 2015

A summary of this international meeting, attended by EASYCare network members from all six World Health Organization regions and held in in Solihull, West Midlands on 20 and 21 August 2015. The EASYCare instrument is a nationally accredited, evidence-based assessment tool used to systematically identify and respond to unmet health and care needs of older people in a practical and reliable way. It consists of 49 items covering seven key domains about physical health, social care needs and mental wellbeing concerns. Underpinned by 25 years of research which continues to be integral to the work of EASYCare, the project is achieving widespread use in practice as EASYCare information obtained about population needs can be used to develop and promote better care services for older people.

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West Midlands PPRS/Medicines optimisation roadshow slides

24 August 2015

The full slide deck from the West Midlands PPRS/Medicines Optimisation Roadshow, held on 28 May 2015 in conjunction with NHS England and ABPI.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 22/7/2015

18 August 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 22/7/2015.

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WMAHSN Health and Wealth Economic Summit advertisement package

11 August 2015

The WMAHSN's second Health and Wealth Economic Summit will be held on 13 October at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston, Birmingham. With delegate numbers expected to be around 200, this will be an outstanding opportunity to help shape and design health economic policy across the West Midlands, and to network with key policy makers, members and delegates. You will be able to maximise your presence with a full colour advertisement in our glossy A4 delegate brochures.

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WMAHSN Health and Wealth Economic Summit silver sponsorship package

11 August 2015

The WMAHSN's second Health and Wealth Economic Summit will be held on 13 October at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston, Birmingham. With delegate numbers expected to be around 200, this will be an outstanding opportunity to help shape and design health economic policy across the West Midlands, and to network with key policy makers, members and delegates. As a silver sponsor, you will be able to maximise your presence with branding throughout the venue and presentations, insert an A4 advertisement into our glossy A4 delegate brochures and review the event delegate list in advance; we will also be happy to facilitate any introductions to attendees you’d like to speak to on the day.

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WMAHSN Health and Wealth Economic Summit gold sponsorship package

11 August 2015

The WMAHSN's second Health and Wealth Economic Summit will be held on 13 October at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston, Birmingham. With delegate numbers expected to be around 200, this will be an outstanding opportunity to help shape and design health economic policy across the West Midlands, and to network with key policy makers, members and delegates. As a gold sponsor, you will be able to maximise your presence with branding throughout the venue and presentations, insert an A4 advertisement into our glossy A4 delegate brochures and become a key partner in the forthcoming BQ2 Magazine, which includes a double page spread profile, editorial input and online marketing opportunities. You may also review the event delegate list in advance, and we will also be happy to facilitate any introductions to attendees you’d like to speak to on the day.

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HEWM Post-CCT GP Fellowship in Urgent and Acute Care Programme Summary and Update: August 2015

5 August 2015

An update on the Post-Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) Fellowship in Urgent and Acute Care programme, developed by Health Education West Midlands (HEWM) and supported by WMAHSN. The programme has so far enabled seven local GPs to undertake additional skills training to enhance the services provided within the emergency department, medical assessment unit and ambulance settings, successfully supporting the Fellows to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills related to urgent care. The update contains endorsements of the programme by the Health Secretary and the Chair of Health Education England.

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Outcomes of the Sign up to Safety workshop

30 July 2015

The output report of the West Midlands Sign up to Safety workshop, held in Birmingham on 19 June 2015.

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EIT Health KIC overview presentation

29 July 2015

An overview of the EIT Health KIC programme, supported by WMAHSN.

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List of rare and infectious diseases

28 July 2015

A list of rare and infectious diseases that are eligible for the 100,000 Genome Project, to be delivered by the West Midlands Genomics Medicine Centre.

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EIT Health KIC UK and Ireland CLC Director job description

24 July 2015

Job description for the vacancy of EIT Health KIC UK-Ireland Co-Location Centre (CLC) Director.

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EIT Health KIC UK and Ireland CLC Director vacancy advertisement

24 July 2015

Advertisement for the vacancy of EIT Health KIC UK-Ireland Co-Location Centre (CLC) Director, who will lead and organise the CLC and play an essential part in driving the EIT Health strategy in association with the UK-Ireland partners and in Europe at large. This initial six month appointment is to cover the set-up phase of the CLC and could also be a secondment opportunity for the right candidate.

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WMAHSN Business Plan 2015/16

22 July 2015

WMAHSN's Business Plan for 2015/16, setting out the core objectives for the coming year and the planned mechanisms, services, networks and structures that will deliver these. During 2015/16, the WMAHSN will build on its foundations to deliver improved health and wealth for West Midlands residents. The objectives of the WMAHSN, while focused on the local population, will be linked to the NHS Outcomes Framework and the Five Year Forward View. WMAHSN will work with its members, NHS England and other relevant bodies and agencies to improve prevention, enhance care and promote economic growth in the region. In addition, the WMAHSN will encourage initiatives to enhance and improve models of care, especially in regard to greater effectiveness and efficiency, through linking primary and specialised care, mental and physical healthcare and improved integration of health and social care. To assist with this, the WMAHSN will develop its individual networks and services to look for, and advise on, innovative ways to reduce the burden of disease and demand on health and social care services. Together with our opportunities for innovations process to identify and spread novel solutions, these networks and services, together with our role as an honest broker, are the WMAHSN’s principal offerings to regional members.

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WMAHSN's Dr Christopher Parker introduces the latest SBRI Healthcare competition

13 July 2015

Dr Christopher Parker, Managing Director of the WMAHSN, launches the latest SBRI Healthcare competition, where up to 12 businesses could each benefit from £100,000 product development funding. In this latest round, SBRI Healthcare will look to award a total of £1 million for ideas from companies focused on addressing challenges in older people with multiple-morbidities, and specifically in the problem areas of falls, incontinence and decline in functional ability.

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Booking form for The Biopsychosocial Management of Complex Patients with Back Pain

6 July 2015

The booking form for The Biopsychosocial Management of Complex Patients with Back Pain course, to be held at Keele University from 19 - 27 October. Please note that the course is limited to 40 places. Please return the completed form to Sue Weir at s.weir@keele.ac.uk.

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The Biopsychosocial Management of Complex Patients with Back Pain

6 July 2015

Flyer with more information about training for practicing musculoskeletal out-patient physiotherapists, being held at Keele University from 19 - 27 October. This interactive, skills-based course is based on the clinically proven STarT Back stratified care approach. The course provides a brief overview of the approach and how to manage the low and medium risk subgroups and then specifically focusses on equipping physiotherapists with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage the distressed and disabled (high risk) subgroup of patients.

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Sign up to Safety - A West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative workshop slide deck

2 July 2015

The slide deck from Sign up to Safety - A West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative workshop, held in Birmingham on 19 June 2015.

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SBRI Multi-Morbidities launch slide deck

30 June 2015

The slide deck from the launch events for the SBRI Healthcare multi-morbidties competition, held on 18 June in Birmingham and 25 June in London.

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EIT Health KIC frequently asked questions

29 June 2015

A list of FAQs to guide applicants through the EIT Health KIC process.

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WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Priority Leads Meeting 26/5/2015

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Leads meeting, held on 26/5/2015.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 27/5/2015

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 27/5/2015.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 28/1/2015

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 28/1/2015.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 26/11/2014

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 26/11/2014.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 24/9/2014

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 24/9/2014.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 23/7/2014

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 23/7/2014.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 21/5/2014

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 21/5/2014.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 20/2/2014

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 20/2/2014.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 30/1/2014

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 30/1/2014.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 20/12/2013

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 20/12/2013.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 14/8/2013

26 June 2015

Mintues of the WMAHSN Board Meeting, held on 14/8/2013.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 30/4/2014

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 30/4/2014.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 20/9/2013

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 20/9/2013.

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WMAHSN Board meeting minutes 25/3/2015

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Board meeting, held on 25/3/2015.

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WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Priorities Leads Meeting 27/3/2014

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Leads meeting, held on 27/3/2014.

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WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Priorities Leads Meeting 29/7/2014

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Leads meeting, held on 29/7/2014.

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WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Priorities Leads Meeting 27/1/2015

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Leads meeting, held on 27/1/2015.

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WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Priorities Leads Meeting 11/11/2014

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Leads meeting, held on 11/11/2014.

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WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Priorities Leads Meeting 30/9/2014

26 June 2015

Minutes of the WMAHSN Theme Directors and Clinical Leads meeting, held on 30/9/2014.

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WMAHSN Clinical Trials and MedTech Evaluations Workshop for SMEs

22 June 2015

Join the WMAHSN and leading experts in the field of clinical trials and device evaluations to discuss the challenges you currently face and your future requirements and needs. Providing you with the opportunity to learn about new initiatives available to support SMEs through the evaluation process, this free workshop will give you the chance to have your say, and potentially influence the programmes of work outlined by the WMAHSN clinical trials advisory group. Featuring roundtable discussions, collaboration case studies, and a curiosity corner session this event hopes to shape services and processes that the NHS supplies or industry requires.

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Genomic Medicine MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert/CPD flyer

18 June 2015

Details of the MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert/CPD in Genomic Medicine, offered at the University of Birmingham.

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Genomic Medicine MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert/CPD flyer

18 June 2015

Details of the MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert/CPD in Genomic Medicine, offered at the University of Birmingham.

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Difference makers on the Making a Difference to People with Diabetes programme

4 June 2015

The difference makers on the Making a Difference to People with Diabetes Through Medicines Optimisation programme talk about how they are already changing people's lives.

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Making a Difference to People with Diabetes launch 19 May slide deck

4 June 2015

The full slide deck from the launch event for the Making a Difference to People with Diabetes through Medicines Optimisation programme, held on 19 May 2015.

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Test beds FAQs

3 June 2015

A set of FAQs on the Test Beds programme, where with the support of the 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), innovators will partner up with NHS and social care sites to trial new technologies, digital services and other innovations in service delivery with the potential to bring big benefits to patients.

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Test beds briefing

3 June 2015

A briefing with background on the Test Beds programme, where with the support of the 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), innovators will partner up with NHS and social care sites to trial new technologies, digital services and other innovations in service delivery with the potential to bring big benefits to patients.

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Membership letter - non-West Midlands industry

3 June 2015

The letter announcing the WMAHSN's free, inaugural membership scheme, sent to non-West Midlands industry organisations on 1 June 2015.

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Membership letter - West Midlands industry

3 June 2015

The letter announcing the WMAHSN's free, inaugural membership scheme, sent to West Midlands industry organisations on 1 June 2015.

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Membership letter - partners

3 June 2015

The letter announcing the WMAHSN's free, inaugural membership scheme, sent to partner organisations on 1 June 2015.

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Membership letter - academia

3 June 2015

The letter announcing the WMAHSN's free, inaugural membership scheme, sent to academic organisations on 1 June 2015.

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Membership letter - NHS

3 June 2015

The letter announcing the WMAHSN's free, inaugural membership scheme, sent to NHS organisations on 1 June 2015.

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EIT Health Summer School July 2015

27 May 2015

Details of the first ever EIT Health Summer School, to be held in Dublin and Barcelona in July 2015.

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West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative Symposium report

26 May 2015

This event, held on 5 November 2014, gave participants an opportunity to learn more about the national Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) initiative, and the approach being adopted by WMAHSN. There was an opportunity to hear about the regional feedback on priority patient safety themes and participants were able to help shape the design and content of the work of the PSC. The symposium was only one of the first steps towards the establishment of the collaborative. The attendees were a small set of stakeholders who were able to attend on the day and there will be further opportunities to reflect on local safety issues with the WMAHSN.

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IBV Valencia organisation information

15 May 2015

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IBV Valencia contributions

15 May 2015

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Requests and Offers for Collaboration

15 May 2015

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Advice on creating successful EIT Health KIC projects

15 May 2015

A successful project application will show that partners can make a difference to the marketplace and make a difference to end-user communities. Projects must be all about practice and not just about applied research.

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WMAHSN Annual Report 2014/15

15 May 2015

The second annual report of the WMAHSN, covering 2014/15 and examining the outcomes of the WMAHSN's programmes across three clinical priorities and six enabling themes.

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WMAHSN Safe Transfer of Medicines Stakeholder Event outcome report

14 May 2015

A Safe Transfer of Medicines Stakeholder event, based on the principles of Experience Based Design, was conducted by the WMAHSN Drug Safety priority team on 16 April 2015. The aim of the event was to ensure regional involvement and engagement with the new ‘Green Bag’ scheme that is due to be initiated by WMAHSN in autumn 2015.

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Neil Mortimer on the WMAHSN's approach to innovation

14 May 2015

Neil Mortimer, Head of Programmes, addresses the West Midlands Health Informatics Network on the WMAHSN's approach to innovations, including the push and pull model.

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Medilink West Midlands

6 May 2015

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NHS Improving Quality

6 May 2015

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Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)

6 May 2015

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Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

6 May 2015

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Office for Life Sciences

6 May 2015

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UK Trade and Investment

6 May 2015

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Kent Surrey and Sussex AHSN

6 May 2015

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Health Innovation Network South London

6 May 2015

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Wessex AHSN

6 May 2015

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South West AHSN

6 May 2015

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UCLPartners AHSN

6 May 2015

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Oxford AHSN

6 May 2015

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West of England AHSN

6 May 2015

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Eastern AHSN

6 May 2015

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East Midlands AHSN

6 May 2015

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Greater Manchester AHSN

6 May 2015

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Yorkshire and Humber AHSN

6 May 2015

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North East and North Cumbria AHSN

6 May 2015

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The Health Foundation

6 May 2015

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West Midlands Ambulance NHS Trust

6 May 2015

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University of Worcester

6 May 2015

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University of Wolverhampton

6 May 2015

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University of Warwick

6 May 2015

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University of Birmingham

6 May 2015

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University College Birmingham

6 May 2015

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Staffordshire University

6 May 2015

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Keele University

6 May 2015

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Coventry University

6 May 2015

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Birmingham City University

6 May 2015

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Aston University

6 May 2015

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National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

6 May 2015

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CLAHRC West Midlands

6 May 2015

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West Midlands Strategic Clinical Network and Senate

6 May 2015

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Health Education West Midlands

6 May 2015

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WMAHSN Annual Report 2013/14

6 May 2015

The first ever annual report from the WMAHSN, covering 2013/14 and detailing the establishment of the WMAHSN's governance structures and the setting of the clinical priorities and enabling themes.

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WMAHSN impact summary 2014/15

6 May 2015

A handy summary of all of the WMAHSN's achievements and successes in 2014/15.

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WMAHSN impact infographic 2014/15

6 May 2015

An infographic summarising the achievements and successes of the WMAHSN in 2014/15.

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WMAHSN Annual Stakeholder Event 2015 delegate brochure

6 May 2015

The delegate brochure for the WMAHSN Annual Stakeholder Event 2015, held on 28 April 2015 at Chateau Impney, Worcestershire.

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WMAHSN Annual Stakeholder Event 2015 slide deck

6 May 2015

The complete slide deck from the WMAHSN Annual Stakeholder Event 2015, held at Chateau Impney on 28 April 2015.

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Opportunity for innovations new proposal form

6 May 2015

Please complete this form to enter your proposal into WMAHSN's opportunities for innovations process. Proposals can be submitted at any time throughout the year.

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EIT Health KIC innovation project proposal template

30 April 2015

The innovation project proposal template for the EIT Health KIC – Call for Innovation Proposals 2015: Innovation by Design and Innovation by Ideas. Applicants are strongly advised to read all materials carefully before they apply.

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EIT Health KIC eligibility and evaluation criteria

30 April 2015

The eligibility and evaluation criteria for the EIT Health KIC – Call for Innovation Proposals 2015: Innovation by Design and Innovation by Ideas. Applicants are strongly advised to read all materials carefully before they apply.

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EIT Health KIC guide to technology readiness levels

30 April 2015

The guide to technology readiness levels for the EIT Health KIC – Call for Innovation Proposals 2015: Innovation by Design and Innovation by Ideas. Applicants are strongly advised to read all materials carefully before they apply.

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EIT Health KIC advice and information for innovation project proposals

30 April 2015

The advice and information for innovation project proposals for the EIT Health KIC – Call for Innovation Proposals 2015: Innovation by Design and Innovation by Ideas. Applicants are strongly advised to read all materials carefully before they apply.

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EIT Health KIC call for innovation proposals

30 April 2015

The call for innovations guidance for the EIT Health KIC – Call for Innovation Proposals 2015: Innovation by Design and Innovation by Ideas. Applicants are strongly advised to read all materials carefully before they apply.

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Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI)

30 April 2015

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) is a well established process to connect public sector challenges with innovative ideas from industry, supporting companies to generate economic growth and enabling improvement in achieving government objectives.

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AHSN Network

30 April 2015

There are 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in England – established during 2013/14 by NHS England as a product of the Government’s Innovation, Health and Wealth strategy. The AHSN Network brings the AHSNs together under a national umbrella.

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Innovate UK

30 April 2015

Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board. Innovate UK is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.

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NHS England

30 April 2015

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) was established on 1 October 2012 as an executive non-departmental public body. Since 1 April 2013, the NHS Commissioning Board has used the name NHS England for operational purposes. Central to their ambition is to place the patients and the public at the heart of everything they do.

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Julie Moore and Robin Vickers address WM AHSN

13 February 2015

Dame Julie Moore, Chief Executive, University Hospitals, Birmingham and Robin Vickers, Executive Director of Digital Life Sciences, speak on the vision for advancing digital health in the West Midlands.

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