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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.


AHSNs relicensed as key innovation arm of the NHS

NHS England has committed to the long term future of England’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), as part of a 10-year vision to drive health innovation and stimulate economic growth. Today’s (24 May) NHS England Board meeting formally approved a…    Read More

Nursing SCRIPT helps Worcester trust deliver mandatory medicines management training

Commissioned by WMAHSN, eLearning programme Nursing SCRIPT has been rolled out across Worcester Health and Care NHS Trust with a 92% completion rate for the first module. Chief Pharmacist, John Morrison, says Nursing SCRIPT has “almost certainly” had a positive…    Read More

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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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Learning from Excellence Community Event video

Coverage of the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative's Learning from Excellence (LfE) Community Event, a national conference held on 16 November 2017 at The Vox in Birmingham. The LfE initiative believes that by studying excellence in healthcare can create new opportunities for learning and improving team resilience. Attendees share their experiences of LfE in the video, reflecting on the event and how they will apply LfE in their working lives to improve safety and quality of care for patients.



June 2018

PROMS 2018

Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research, Primary Care & Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

This one-day conference will include a mixture of plenary sessions, oral presentations and posters and will bring together leading international…    Read More


July 2018

Digital Health and Care Congress 2018

The King's Fund, London W1G 0AN

This two-day congress provides an established forum for health and care professionals to come together and learn from successful adoptions…    Read More

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