Coverage of the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative's Learning from Excellence (LfE) Community Event, a national conference held on 16 November 2017 at The Vox in Birmingham. The LfE initiative believes that by studying excellence in healthcare can create new opportunities for learning and improving team resilience. Attendees share their experiences of LfE in the video, reflecting on the event and how they will apply LfE in their working lives to improve safety and quality of care for patients.
The first ever festival to celebrate Coventry’s older residents, featuring exercise classes, dance workshops, expert talks and discussions and supported by WMAHSN, took place in October 2017. The Coventry Life Festival was part of a campaign to make Coventry an age-friendly city and was held at Fargo Village. The festival was launched due to a new partnership between European Union organisation EIT Health, Coventry City Council, Age UK Coventry and Coventry Older Voices, and the WMAHSN commissioned Coventry University to lead on the initiative. Take a look at this video for a flavour of of what went on over the two days of the festival.
Based at Innovation Birmingham's iCentrum building, the Serendip® Smart City Incubator programme provides market access and expertise for digital start-up businesses, with the WMAHSN the partner in the Digital Health Quarter. Here, three of the Serendip® tenants - Stan from Give Vision, Julie from Move it or Lose it! and Mahnaz from Medstars - talk about how their residency, as well as the support of WMAHSN, has helped them develop their business and accelerated the adoption of their innovations at scale and pace. Neil Mortimer, Business Manager at WMAHSN, explains how this improves both patient care and the local economy, while Innovation Birmingham's Hugo Russell outlines the key benefits of being a Serendip® tenant.
The West Midlands Local Eye Health Network has developed a video, with the support of Eye Health UK, to help people look after their eyes. Key messages include the importance of having regular eye tests, eating healthy foods and protecting your eyes from ultra-violet light.
MyCOPD is a mobile app which helps people manage their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The app includes a complete pulmonary rehabilitation programme delivered in the patient’s home, including tutorials on how to use inhalers, to help patients who may be using them incorrectly. It is the first app to be supported in the UK by the NHS's Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT). The ITT was introduced to incentivise the adoption and spread of transformational innovation in the NHS. MyCOPD is available at zero cost for selected patients through the ITT.
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.
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.
Discover the impacts, features and benefits of Meridian, the West Midlands' online health innovation exchange.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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”.
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”.
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.
Pat is a COPD patient who is using the Flo Simple Telehealth service to help manage her condition and stay out of hospital.
A video showing how Facebook can support patients with multiple schlerosis, including questions and answers and promoting self-care.
A video showing how Skype can be used for patient consultations in nursing homes.
A video showing a practical demonstration of AliveCor’s Kardia™ Mobile ECG.
This awareness-raising teaching aid has been developed to help health care professionals spot and respond to the warning signs of sepsis in children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.