March 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards!

31 March 2021

We're proud to reveal the winners of the Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards, announced in last night’s (30 March) virtual ceremony, hosted by TV personality Des Coleman.

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New vacancies: WMAHSN Assistant Programme Manager (two roles)

25 March 2021

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) is expanding, and we are looking to appoint two Assistant Programme Managers to support our strategic priorities of Patient Safety and Medicine Optimisation respectively.

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New vacancy: WMAHSN Office Supervisor

23 March 2021

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) is seeking a confident, articulate, highly organised administrator to be the office supervisor. This role is for 12 months maternity cover, full time based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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Tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention

19 March 2021

NHS England and Improvement, through the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC), in collaboration with the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and Health Innovation Manchester have launched the drug Tamoxifen as a preventative breast cancer drug, through the Rapid Uptake Products programme.

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NIHR PRINCIPLE Study: How you can support

18 March 2021

Message from Pharmacist Professor Mahendra G Patel, National BAME community and Pharmacy Research Lead, PRINCIPLE Trial.

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New vacancy: Clinical Director

17 March 2021

If you are a clinical leader passionate about ensuring that patients have early access to the latest innovations in care then this is a rare opportunity for you to accelerate your interest and career at the forefront of clinical research and practice.

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New vacancy: Operations Director

17 March 2021

If you are a senior operations leader who is passionate about ensuring that the latest innovations in health and social care are rapidly available to patients then this is one of the few opportunities to make a significant difference on a regional scale.

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New vacancy: Head of Delivery (Implementation & Adoption)

17 March 2021

If you are already actively involved in leading teams delivering transformational programmes that pro-actively encourage adoption and implementation of innovations in the health and social care sectors then this is a rare opportunity to extend the scope and scale of your influence and develop your career.

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New vacancy: Head of Portfolio Management Office (PMO)

17 March 2021

This is a rare opportunity to lead and further develop a Portfolio Management Office (PMO) on a regional scale. It will appeal to proven, ambitious and impactful PMO leads from across the health and social care sectors and won’t be for the faint-hearted...

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New vacancy: Portfolio Management Office (PMO) Officer

17 March 2021

This is a rare opportunity to further your career as a PMO (Portfolio Management Office) Officer working at the leading edge of health service innovation on a regional scale...

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NIHR PRINCIPLE Study: How you can support

15 March 2021

Pharmacist colleagues in all care settings throughout the UK are playing a vital and important role in supporting communities throughout this pandemic...

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Medicines Reconciliation in a Care Home Setting Good Practice Guidance for Pharmacy Professionals

15 March 2021

Nationally the pharmacy workforce across the integrated care system is expanding and the roles of pharmacy professionals are evolving across different health care sectors.

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Vitamin D Guidance in Care Homes

15 March 2021

On 28 November 2020, the government announced that 2.7 million vulnerable individuals in England were to be offered free winter supply of vitamin D this included to clinically extremely vulnerable and care home residents.

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Guidance for pharmacy teams to support care homes to order medication through proxy access

15 March 2021

A faster and safer way to order medications for care home residents is now available. Proxy Access supports The Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework and PCN DES.

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New simulation videos for COVID Oximetry @home and Virtual Ward services

9 March 2021

In partnership with The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, UCLPartners have developed Stop:Start simulation videos to support trusts in setting up COVID Oximetry @home and Virtual Ward services.

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Graduates into Health: NHS Graduate Digital, Data & Technology scheme

9 March 2021

Digital, data and technology roles have never been more crucial to the NHS as we work to repair our healthcare system and improve vital clinical services during and following the pandemic...

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Midlands AHSN’s Information Analysts’ Development Programme – funded places available

9 March 2021

The East Midlands and West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (AHSNs) are offering a small number of funded places on their Information Analysts’ Development Programme.

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Twelve innovators selected to scale across England’s NHS with support from the NHS Innovation Accelerator

9 March 2021

On Monday 8th March, the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) announced the 12 innovators (‘Fellows’) and innovations selected to join its award-winning programme in 2021. These innovations offer solutions to some of the NHS’ most pressing needs and will be supported over the next three years to scale across England for the benefit of NHS patients and staff.

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Midlands maternity triage system goes digital for nationwide use

4 March 2021

A maternity triage system developed by clinicians and researchers from the West Midlands has launched training online for the first time, becoming readily available to maternity teams across the UK.

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Job opportunity: STP innovation manager - UHCW

3 March 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen to help drive the innovation agenda across Coventry and Warwickshire. UHCW are looking for a highly motivated and passionate individual to support innovation adoption across Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership.

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West Midlands health and social care teams awarded innovation and improvement funding

1 March 2021

Six health and social care teams from across the West Midlands have been awarded up to £10,000 in funding from the WMAHSN.

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