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.


Meridian Awards submission deadline extended to end of April

Following the recent success of Meridian LIVE 2019, we will be extending our Awards submission deadline, to offer new stakeholders the opportunity to apply.    Read More

SPACE evaluation report now available to download

An independent evaluation, supported and funded by the West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and conducted by researchers from CLAHRC-WM (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West Midlands) at University of Birmingham has been published.    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.



May 2019

Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2019

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

Experience live demonstrations of the latest machines, technology, products and services while networking with 4,000+ designers, engineers, innovators and manufacturers…    Read More


May 2019

RCGP Midland Faculty's Annual Education, Research and Innovation Symposium 2019

Keele Hall, Keele University

Keele University's Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences are proud to be hosting the 2019 RCGP Midland Faculty…    Read More

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