March 2020

University of Birmingham involved in £20 million COVID-19 study

24 March 2020

The University of Birmingham is involved in a £20 million study that will look for breakthroughs that help the UK respond to this and future pandemics. Understanding viral evolution is important for understanding how the virus is spreading in local, national and international settings...

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Tech challenge launched to offer digital support during COVID-19 outbreak

23 March 2020

NHSX has announced £500,000 of funding for innovators who can offer digital solutions to support those self-isolating because of coronavirus. The tech challenge, launched today (23 March), aims to quickly bring to market technology that can help people likely to be impacted most by self-isolation, including those with mental health issues or requiring social care support.

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New online video training for care home staff

23 March 2020

Wessex and the West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), funded by Health Education England, have collaborated to produce a series of free videos and e-learning materials to support staff working in care homes to care for residents who are at risk of deterioration.

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How is the AHSN Network supporting the response to COVID-19?

23 March 2020

Now that our partners across the NHS and social care are mobilising at scale in response to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, the role of England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) is to support them by helping them take full advantage of the most relevant innovations and technologies that can improve care for patients and support our services in this challenging context.

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NHS Innovation Accelerator 2020 Launch

NHS Innovation Accelerator 2020 Launch

5 March 2020

The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has recently announced the 11 innovators who are joining the award-winning national accelerator in 2020.

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Applications open for new EIT-funded digital learning programme

3 March 2020

Applications are now open for teams to join UP-rAIHSe, a joint programme from West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) designed to define and promote innovation projects within healthcare organisations.

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West Midlands at the forefront of digital health innovation

2 March 2020

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network is delighted to be a partner of the West Mercia Rural 5G project, which was awarded over £3.2 million recently by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

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