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.


Third BQ Life Sciences and Healthcare report now available online

The third special report of BQ (Business Quarter) Magazine, Life Sciences and Healthcare, is now available online. Once again produced in partnership with the WMAHSN, the report explores the West Midlands’ healthcare sector and how it contributes to the wider…    Read More

Birmingham entrepreneurs launch remote heart health screening service

Birmingham entrepreneurs Abdullah Sabyah and Floriane Rousse-Marquet are launching a remote heart health screening service through their company Rightangled Diagnostics. The unique screening service provided by Rightangled was developed and tested at the BioHub Birmingham®, the University of Birmingham’s bioincubator…    Read More

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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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Learning from Excellence

Emma Plunkett, Consultant Anaesthetist and Adrian Plunkett, Paediatric Incentivist, talk about what inspired them to establish the Learning from Excellence approach to patient safety and care, how it has made an impact in the West Midlands and why it won a coveted HSJ Patient Safety Award.



September 2017

Regional Cardiac Update Meetings 2017

Weetwood Hall Hotel, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 5PS

These cardiac update meetings are for all healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of arrhythmias. These meetings provide…    Read More


September 2017

Regional Cardiac Update Meetings 2017

Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UD

The Heart Rhythm Alliance cardiac update meetings are for all healthcare professionals involved in the management and treatment of arrhythmias.…    Read More

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