HERE TO HELP?
Medilink WM is the West Midlands Life Science gateway organisation who in conjunction with the WMAHSN is coordinating our regional industrial activities and responses to this situation. If you’re a regional or national business or an organisation that would like to engage, take part or assist with our networks or other strategic approaches please complete our dedicated * ‘Big Ask’ Questionnaire.
In these critical times, it allows us to fulfill industry enquiries, track interests and share important opportunities with our networks, and establish how we can help each other during this COVID-19 crisis.
MEDILINK WM – WHAT ARE WE ASKING FOR?
These are unprecedented times and Medilink WM is seeing multiple requests, business opportunities, offers of help and new solutions and ideas. We are grateful for every one of them and we are very conscious that we need a robust process to collate them and get them to the right people without undue delay.
We are assisting with national supply chain asks and we are updating and supplementing our extensive business database and product knowledge of OEMs, specialist subcontractors, material suppliers and distributors from all sectors and that can provide equipment and/or services during this time of crisis. We need all the information and updates to ensure we have the most up-to-date information about you and so we know the best way to get in touch with you quickly.
Within this initiative and to ensure maximum speed and efficiency we are working very closely with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), an NHS body uniquely placed to be able to identify the most appropriate and time-efficient routes for the onward processing of all solutions and ideas.
The data you supply will be used to:
Click here to submit your company details to our ‘Big Ask’ Questionnaire here
WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?
Whilst much of our focus is on the COVID-19 crisis, existing patients still need to be supported, potentially in different ways, and so we need new and innovative solutions. Broadly, our approach is following 3 key themes:
1. COVID-19 specific – Have a product, system or service that is COVID-19 ready or applicable? For example:
2. Non-COVID-19 specific – Offer other healthcare products, systems or services that could be adapted to continue to provide vital healthcare under the constraints currently being experienced because of the COVID-19 restrictions? For example:
3. Easily adaptable non-medical solutions?
We are hearing that organisations such as care homes, hospices, and social service organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain their usual supplies of equipment, including PPE. These services are possibly ideally placed to be able to adopt alternative solutions in order to be able to continue to provide their vital services. For example:
We would also like to hear from you even if you do not fit easily into any of the above themes. For example:
CURRENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
We will be posting all requests and supply opportunities as we receive them on our dedicated ‘COVID-19 Opportunities’ webpage.
If you have an idea or wish to discuss any of the above please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the opportunity title that you would like to discuss, so one of our team can contact you.
*The information will not be supplied to any marketing or other third parties – we will seek your permission before any data transfer unless you have stated differently – in which case an instant return will ensure we can quickly respond to inquiries.