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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.


NHS Innovation Accelerator launches search for world’s top innovators

WMAHSN is working in partnership with NHS England and the AHSN Network to lead a new search for the world’s best health innovators to help improve patients’ lives. The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) 2016 launches today after 3 million people…    Read More

WMAHSN highlights in AHSN Network impact report - launched today

As our Academic Health Science Networks across England enter the fourth year of operation, we have worked together to present our second national impact report, which is launched today. It demonstrates the depth and breadth of our work – not…    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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An introduction to the EIT Health KIC

One of the main mechanisms for delivering our wellness and prevention of Illness priority is the EIT Health Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), established to tackle healthy living and active ageing in the UK and across the continent. WMAHSN is a major partner in this consortium of more than 50 core partners and 90 associate organisations of leading businesses, research centres and universities from EU countries. The West Midlands region is a key component of the KIC, participating alongside Birmingham Science City as a “health economy” and led locally by the WMAHSN. This video explains more.



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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