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The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network leads, catalyses and drives co-operation, collaboration and productivity between academia, industry, health and care providers and commissioners, and citizens, and accelerates the adoption of innovation to generate continuous improvement in the region’s health and wealth.

This will be achieved in a collaborative environment in which member organisations are mutually supportive and in which the technology-rich West Midlands’ life sciences community is fully integrated and generating additional investment. Innovation will be spread at scale and pace regionally, nationally and internationally. WMAHSN, its partners and the public will celebrate the region’s success as a centre for innovation, health and wealth and as the first digitally-enabled health economy in England. The improved generation and adoption of innovation will benefit the economy by giving the region’s academic institutions and life sciences industry a competitive advantage.


World Diabetes Day 2018: there’s still a need to “learn better, do more and try harder”

To mark World Diabetes Day, Elaine Russell, Public Health, Prevention and Self-care Lead, WMAHSN shares her views on why we still need to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes.    Read More

WMAHSN commercial director chosen to mark 30 years of Association of British HealthTech Industries

Tony Davis, WMAHSN's Commercial Director, is one of 30 key players in the HealthTech community to write a blog marking three decades of the ABHI. The anniversary coincides with the announcement of a new partnership agreement between the ABHI and…    Read More

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Meridian. West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

Introducing Meridian

Meridian is the West Midlands’ online healthcare innovation exchange, supporting the adoption of good practice and the sharing of lessons learned.
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Atrial Fibrillation: detect, protect and perfect initiative

WMAHSN will be participating with local health practitioners in a national initiative to raise awareness of AF and improve its detection in undiagnosed patients. In this clip from a recent discussion highlighting the initiative and the background to it, WMAHSN's Business Manager Lucy Chatwin and clinical lead for AF Alex Meyer GP, share information about the condition and its incidence. See the full video at http://ow.ly/Wntx30mD4zM.



November 2018

General Practice Nursing – make a real difference as a digital nurse champion

The Studio Birmingham 7 Cannon Street Birmingham B2 5EP

Find out more about becoming a digital health nurse champion at this free event with speakers from RCN, PHE and…    Read More


December 2018

Health 2.0 West Midlands Inaugural Event

iCentrum, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BP

This event will help those interested in learning about new and upcoming digital trends, and in using and developing technology…    Read More

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