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.


SPACE QI training helps upskill care home staff on My Home Life Leadership and Development Programme

Our SPACE QI was recently incorporated into the four day My Home Life Leadership and Professional Support Programme, to further upskill 50 care home staff and managers across Birmingham, Coventry, Hereford, Worcester and London, and support them to develop best…    Read More

Welcome funding boost for Birmingham and Solihull mental health support this winter

Services supporting people with mental health issues across Birmingham and Solihull have been given a welcome funding boost of nearly half a million pounds this winter.    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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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



January 2020

SPACE QI Workshop - Birmingham

theStudio, 7 Cannon Street, Southcrest, Birmingham, Worcestershire, B2 5EP

Join our FREE Quality Improvement 1-day workshop specifically tailored for Care Homes to improve the quality of care, reduce avoidable…    Read More


January 2020

Bridging the Gap Midlands

Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel and Conference Centre, Watling Street, Hinckley, LE10 3JA

Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a series of events held on behalf of the AHSN Network. Preceded by four popular…    Read More

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