About Us

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 News

Funding of almost £9 million announced for NIHR ARC West Midlands to tackle biggest healthcare challenges

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West Midlands, hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) with academic leadership from the University of Warwick, has today been awarded funding by the National Institute for Health Research.    Read More

NHS England Regional Research Needs Survey Published

ComRes commissioned by NHS England to conduct a survey to provide understanding of innovation and research needs locally across all AHSNs.    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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Latest video

SPACE QI Programme - Ingredients for Success

The Safer Provision and Caring Excellence (SPACE) programme, implemented in 29 care homes in Walsall and Wolverhampton between October 2016 and the end of September 2018, was supported by the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC), who funded the West Midlands Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC-WM) to undertake an independent, mixed methods evaluation of the impacts of the programme and to assess the extent to which it was successful in achieving its objectives. This video highlights the ingredients for success of SPACE, and recognises the care homes who were involved in the 2 year programme. Huge thank you to the teams involved! Care Homes included: Aldergrove Manor Select Healthcare Anville Court Nursing Home Atholl House Medical Nursing Home Belvidere Court Nursing Home Brownhills Nursing Home Lavender Court Care Home Richmond Hall Care Home The Willows Nursing Home

Events

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July 2019

Meridian Celebration of Innovation Event and Awards 2019

Park Regis Birmingham, 160 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1DT

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) invites you to attend their Annual Awards Evening, which takes place at…    Read More

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