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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.


Carers manual presented at deterioration workshop

A carers manual designed to help care home staff recognise early signs of deterioration in care home residents, has been launched at a deterioration workshop held at Bescot Stadium, Walsall this month.    Read More

Human Factors for Health and Social Care white paper launched

The West Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative joined University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) Human Factors faculty and the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) earlier this month to launch the CIEHF white paper, "Human Factors for Health and Social Care.”    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

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

NIHR Ultrasound: delivering the diagnostics strategy of the future

Edgbaston Park Hotel & Conference Centre, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2RS

Access to rapid diagnostic testing to support acute care decisions is very limited in the community. This one day workshop,…    Read More


April 2019

2019 UK Science Park Association Conference

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

The conference is jointly organised by S-Lab and UKSPA, and the sessions will cover issues including city-led innovation, building places…    Read More

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