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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.

WMAHSN News

Social entrepreneurs and innovators wanted for business support programme

An innovative programme working to link start up social enterprises with a health and social care enterprise hub is now recruiting for social entrepreneurs, innovators and change-makers.    Read More

Role of AHSNs recognised in government’s Life Science’s Sector Deal 2 to build a stronger innovation ecosystem

The role of AHSNs has been recognised in the government’s Life Science’s Sector Deal 2, announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Businesses Secretary Greg Clark. This second Life Sciences Sector Deal will support healthcare innovation and back businesses to…    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.
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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.

Events

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January 2019

MD-TEC Connect

The Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham, B5 4EW

MD-TEC Connect will be highlighting the expertise and services available through the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre, a unique…    Read More

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May 2019

Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2019

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

Experience live demonstrations of the latest machines, technology, products and services while networking with 4,000+ designers, engineers, innovators and manufacturers…    Read More

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