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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.


University of Birmingham involved in £20 million COVID-19 study

The University of Birmingham is involved in a £20 million study that will look for breakthroughs that help the UK respond to this and future pandemics. Understanding viral evolution is important for understanding how the virus is spreading in local,…    Read More

Tech challenge launched to offer digital support during COVID-19 outbreak

NHSX has announced £500,000 of funding for innovators who can offer digital solutions to support those self-isolating because of coronavirus. The tech challenge, launched today (23 March), aims to quickly bring to market technology that can help people likely to…    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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New online video training for care home staff

Wessex and the West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), funded by Health Education England, have collaborated to produce a series of free videos and e-learning materials to support staff working in care homes. The short videos describe how to take measurements from residents correctly, spots the signs of deterioration, and prevent the spread of infection.

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