WMAHSN News

AHSNs have key role in helping NHS to make the most of innovations, according to new report

AHSNs have key role in helping NHS to make the most of innovations, according to new report

15 December 2017

AHSNs have a clear role in helping the NHS overcome the barriers to making the most of new innovations, according to a new report from a healthcare industry body. While the government has largely accepted the Accelerated Access Review recommendations, crucial issues are yet to be addressed. In response, the Association of British Healthcare Industries has commissioned a new report on the practical steps needed to facilitate the adoption of technology in the NHS.

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World-first myeloma device developed at University of Birmingham part of £1.1m fundraise

World-first myeloma device developed at University of Birmingham part of £1.1m fundraise

13 December 2017

A company producing the world's first test for the diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma - based on technology originally developed at the University of Birmingham - has announced the completion of a £1.1m funding round. The company's products include Seralite®, a test which provides multiple myeloma results within 10 minutes rather than days or weeks, and enables clinicians to monitor patients in real time, supporting faster decision making. 

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Government publishes Industrial Strategy - with implications for West Midlands' growth

Government publishes Industrial Strategy - with implications for West Midlands' growth

12 December 2017

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published its ambitious policy paper, Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future, which has wide-ranging repercussions for the West Midlands' economy. The paper sets out how the government will boost productivity and earning power by focusing on the five foundations of productivity. The report also commits to continue to build the Midlands Engine to help create prosperous communities throughout the region.

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Digital health summit postponed due to adverse weather

Digital health summit postponed due to adverse weather

11 December 2017

With regret, the WMAHSN has announced that the planned Digital Health Summit, due to be held tomorrow (12 December) at iCentrum in Birmingham, has been postponed due to recent heavy snowfall and subsequent travel disruption across the West Midlands,

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Video celebrates Learning From Excellence event

Video celebrates Learning From Excellence event

11 December 2017

A video covering a recent sell-out conference celebrating Learning from Excellence (LfE) is now available on the web. LfE aims to identify, appreciate, study and learn from episodes of excellence in frontline healthcare, supported by Appreciating People and the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative. 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 the safety and quality of compassionate care for patients.

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