Priorities

Long term conditions:
a whole system, person-centred approach

We will create a whole system, person-centred approach to the management of long term conditions in the West Midlands.

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Wellness and prevention of illness

We will promote wellness and prevention of illness in the West Midlands population, enabling increased productivity and improved quality of life.

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Advanced diagnostics, genomics and precision medicine

In the West Midlands region, we will promote the use of advanced diagnostics and genomics to precisely target treatments for individuals and groups of patients.

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Mental health: recovery, crisis and prevention

A region-wide approach to the effective management of mental health crisis, reducing pressure on the system and improving outcomes.

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Enabling themes

Innovation and adoption

We support West Midlands organisations to overcome historic barriers to adopting innovation by offering an Innovation and Adoption Network for all members and a comprehensive Innovation and Adoption Service for enhanced members.

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Digital health

We seek to spread the use of existing technologies through collaborative partnerships, offering a Digital Health Network and Opportunities for all members, and the Digital Innovation Service for Health for our enhanced members.

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Person-centred care

We aim to support the implementation of evidence-based care pathways, innovation and evaluation across health and social care services, with a Person-centred Care Network and Opportunities available for all members, and a Person-Centred Care Service for enhanced members.

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Wealth creation

We will create wealth by delivering improvements in healthcare across each of the priority programmes through industry collaboration and attracting inward investment, with a Wealth Creation Network, support, funding and the Industry Gateway providing an opportunity to share experience and learning for all of our members.

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Clinical trials and evaluation

We build on successes with West Midlands-based NHS organisations, universities and industry in conducting clinical research of global significance, with a Clinical Trials and Device Evaluation Network and Opportunities available for all of our members.

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Patient safety

We support the development of a strong safety culture that continually reduces avoidable harm with our Patient Safety (Collaborative) Network and Opportunities helping all our members to work together to develop, implement, share and catalyse the adoption of proven safety interventions.

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Education and skills

We recognise the importance of skills and knowledge among healthcare commissioners and deliverers, industry and patients and the wider population, and offer all of our members access to the Education and Skills Innovation Network and Opportunities to develop innovative education tools and processes.

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