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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.


SPACE Programme Highlighted in Latest Edition of Care Home Management

The latest edition of Care Home Management magazine has showcased the success of the implementation of the Safer Provision and Caring Excellence (SPACE) quality improvement (QI) project, development by the WMAHSN in partnership with the University of Birmingham, CLAHRC and…    Read More

Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards 2019 Shortlist Announced

Congratulations to the 20 organisations who have been shortlisted for this year’s Meridian Awards, celebrating the ground-breaking innovations in health and life sciences that have been developed within our region.    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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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.



June 2019

SPACE Conference 2019

Holiday Inn M6 Junction 7, Chapel Lane, Great Barr, B43 7BG

Join us on 26th June 2019 at SPACE Conference, showcasing how implementing the safer provision and caring excellence programme has…    Read More


July 2019

The 2nd West Midlands EmLap Collaborative Event

The Suites, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad Street, B1 2EP

Following the successful first EmLap collaborative event in March, which offered an opportunity for us all to reflect, share and…    Read More

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