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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.


Awards celebrate healthcare companies in the West Midlands region

An awards ceremony to celebrate the region’s most innovative and successful medical and healthcare companies was held last week at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre. The Annual Medilink West Midlands Medical and Healthcare Business Awards, which has been running…    Read More

New leadership team set to deliver healthcare innovation in West Midlands

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has announced the formation of a new and innovative leadership team with the appointment of four strategic roles. The leadership team and the WMAHSN’s new operational structure reflect the priorities of the…    Read More

Featured Programme

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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Atrial Fibrillation: detect, protect and perfect initiative

WMAHSN will be participating with local health practitioners in a national initiative to raise awareness of AF and improve its detection in undiagnosed patients. In this clip from a recent discussion highlighting the initiative and the background to it, WMAHSN's Business Manager Lucy Chatwin and clinical lead for AF Alex Meyer GP, share information about the condition and its incidence. See the full video at http://ow.ly/Wntx30mD4zM.



March 2019

Talking Genomics with Patients

The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP

A public event produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with Health Education England, facilitated by Dr Christine…    Read More


March 2019

What are the prospects of the NHS reaching a healthy 100th birthday?

Room G11, Alan Walters Building, Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2WN

In this first lecture from the new University of Birmingham Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership, Dr Jennifer Dixon…    Read More

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