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.

WMAHSN News

The UK has sequenced 100,000 whole genomes in the NHS

The 100,000 Genomes Project, led by Genomics England in partnership with NHS England, has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients. WMAHSN funds three Genomic Ambassadors to support the work of the 100,000 Genomes Project in…    Read More

West Midlands doctors using advanced software to diagnose coronary artery disease

An adoption supported by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network is being used by doctors in the West Midlands to help diagnose coronary artery disease.    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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Latest video

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

Preventing AF Related Strokes

Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire WR9 0BN

Delegates will discover innovative tools and solutions to overcome challenges in the AF care pathway, and opportunities to improve local…    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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