October 2018

Learning from Excellence in healthcare the focus of an international conference

29 October 2018

A conference celebrating an initiative aimed at capturing and studying peer reported excellence in healthcare will be held in Birmingham on 15 November.

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UK Companies Showcase Life-Saving Health Tech Solutions at MEDICA 2018

UK Companies Showcase Life-Saving Health Tech Solutions at MEDICA 2018

28 October 2018

AHSNs work closely with ABHI members as well as with the Association itself to identify and exploit opportunities that further advance UK life-science technology, generate economic benefit and improve health and health care in the UK and abroad. The West Midlands AHSN, therefore, applauds the ABHI leadership of the UK Pavilion at MEDICA 2018 and the opportunity this creates to showcase UK expertise and British HealthTech partners on an international stage.

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Royal Stoke University Hospital leads on new NHS Test Bed to support patients with heart failure

Royal Stoke University Hospital leads on new NHS Test Bed to support patients with heart failure

24 October 2018

Royal Stoke University Hospital has been successful in gaining NHS Test Bed funding to help reduce hospital (and specifically A&E) admissions for patients with chronic long-term heart failure (HF).

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Applications now open for Birmingham Health Partners Starter Fellowships

Applications now open for Birmingham Health Partners Starter Fellowships

16 October 2018

Are you a clinician interested in translational research? Would you like to undertake a PhD or MD but need the skills and experience to make the first step? Do you have an idea for a research project but need funding to develop an application for a competitive fellowship?

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Nursing home achieves national recognition for excellent end of life care

Nursing home achieves national recognition for excellent end of life care

15 October 2018

A Walsall care home has been awarded ‘Gold Standards Framework Platinum Status’ at a national conference for providing excellent end of life care for patients.

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Enabling the village to raise the child

Enabling the village to raise the child

9 October 2018

To mark World Mental Health Day 2018, Sarah Appleby, WMAHSN's Mental Health Programme Lead, discusses a proposed approach to primary prevention of mental illness for children and young people.

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UK future health depends on ‘really big paradigm shift’ to prevention - supported by NHS/local authority collaboration

UK future health depends on ‘really big paradigm shift’ to prevention - supported by NHS/local authority collaboration

8 October 2018

Recorded at our recent Putting Prevention into Practice - Improving Outcomes event, this video is a must-watch for everyone touched by the prevention agenda including all our delegates and those who weren't able to attend the over-subscribed event.

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Diabetes Hothouse – call launched for digital health innovators

Diabetes Hothouse – call launched for digital health innovators

8 October 2018

NHS England, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) and the AHSN Network have joined forces to launch an ambitious new programme, connecting digital health innovators with pharmaceutical companies to explore new innovations that could help people living with diabetes. The Diabetes Hothouse is the first initiative arising from the NHS England and ABPI Priority Delivery Agreement launched earlier this year, which seeks to facilitate faster access of new, evidenced based technology for patients.

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