November 2020

Anti-COVID-19 nasal spray formulated at University of Birmingham, UK is ‘ready for use in humans’

24 November 2020

A nasal spray to provide protection against the COVID-19 virus has been formulated by researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, using materials already cleared for use in humans.

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‘Rapid science’ makes custom-fitted facemasks for NHS workers

24 November 2020

A company working with experts from the University of Birmingham and King’s College London has been awarded funding by Innovate UK to produce custom-fitted, reusable, medical grade facemasks that will fit all people regardless of age, sex or ethnicity.

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AHSN Network instrumental in generating £500 million of investment

23 November 2020

Figures released today show that the AHSN Network has generated almost £500 million inward investment for our nation during the past two years (2018- 2020), and that close to 2000 jobs have been created or protected during this time.

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Magnetic brain waves to detect injury and disease

23 November 2020

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new sensor to measure weak magnetic signals in the brain, which has the potential to increase understanding of connectivity in the brain, and detect signs of traumatic brain injury, dementia and schizophrenia.

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Over 100 lives saved in the Midlands through stroke prevention programme

18 November 2020

This week (16 – 22 November 2020) marks AF (Atrial Fibrillation) Awareness Week, an annual event aiming to raise awareness of the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder), something that can affect adults of any age and is the most common cause of a stroke.

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Midlands maternity programme awarded ‘Service Initiative of the Year’ at prestigious healthcare awards

13 November 2020

Birmingham Symptom specific Obstetric Triage System (BSOTS) has been titled the Maternity and Midwifery Services Initiative of the Year at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare.

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New Meridian challenge: extravasation / safe administration of intravenous medicines

11 November 2020

A call has been put out by our Meridian Innovation Exchange, inviting submission for an innovative solution that is able to detect extravasation earlier than the human eye.

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New Meridian challenge: NG tube positioning

11 November 2020

Our Meridian Innovation Exchange has published a call for solutions to consistently confirm the placement of an nasogastric tube. All innovations will be reviewed by Karl Emms, Lead Nurse for Patient Safety at the Birmingham Children's Hospital.

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New drive to intervene earlier to help young people in the West Midlands suffering from chronic eating disorders

11 November 2020

Young people across the West Midlands suffering from eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating are to receive rapid help.

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NHS Social Care Digital Programme

9 November 2020

What if you could use predictive analytics to create better strategies for the way care services are provided? That is the question that PredictX, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) and the City of Wolverhampton Council sought to answer through their NHS Social Care Digital Programme.

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Job Vacancy | Innovation Exchange Co-ordinator

5 November 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to support innovators across industry, healthcare and academia within the West Midlands. As Innovation Exchange Co-ordinator you will work closely with the Head of Innovation Exchange to ensure to ensure the operational running and ongoing development of a responsive network and Innovation Exchange across the whole of the West Midlands region.

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Meridian awarded Gold Accreditation by ideasUK

3 November 2020

Our Meridian Innovation Exchange platform has received ideasUK gold accreditation for the third year running. The accreditation process subjects programmes to an external assessment by ideasUK, followed by a report providing guidance on areas of strength and where to focus improvements.

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