About Us

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

Featured Programme

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.
Access Meridian

Latest video

Discussion recorded at Putting Prevention into Practice: Improving Outcomes event

This panel discussion was recorded at the Putting Prevention into Practice: Improving Outcomes event in September. Participants are Safina Mistry, who organised the event for WMAHSN; Andy Williams, the Accountable Officer, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, and has been much involved in preparing local sustainability and transformation plans; Jo Robins, a consultant in public health with Shropshire Council and a regional lead on social prescribing; and Vicky Sargent of @CLGdotTV who hosted the discussion. See the full discussion at https://connectedlocalgovernment.tv/post/uk-future-health-depends-on-really-big-paradigm-shift-to-prevention-supported-by-nhslocal-authority-collaboration



November 2018

FULLY BOOKED: Second National Learning from Excellence Community Event

Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ

Following the huge success of last year's event, we are excited to announce our second national Learning from Excellence Community…    Read More


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

Latest Tweets

Our newsletter