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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 leading the growth of the Q patient safety community

The WMAHSN Patient Safety Collaborative is pleased to announce that it has been selected to lead on the growth in the Q community from February 2017. Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK. Through Q,…    Read More

Improving care of patients with Atrial Fibrillation in order to reduce stroke risk - request for proposals

The Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change, on behalf of the Bristol-Myers Squibb – Pfizer Alliance and along with the AHSNs, have jointly issued a Request for Proposals designed to improve the care of patients with Atrial Fibrillation in…    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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Think Sepsis: a film for all healthcare workers involved in the care of sick children

This awareness-raising teaching aid has been developed to help health care professionals spot and respond to the warning signs of sepsis in children.



October 2016

Heart Rhythm Congress

The International Convention Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA

The largest heart rhythm event in the UK, Heart Rhythm Congress provides unrivalled opportunity for health care professionals interested in…    Read More


September 2016

International Society on Priorities in Health conference

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

The University of Birmingham is delighted to be hosting the biennial conference of the International Society on Priorities in Health…    Read More

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