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Keep up to date with the latest news and information from Medilink West Midlands and our members across the Medical Technology and Life Science sectors, together with topical regional, national and international news.

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Evaluating medical innovations: apply for funding

Featured News
23rd April 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.5 million to help evaluate medical devices in real-world clinical settings

NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Challenge Awards Call 9 Open for Entries 17 April 2019

16th April 2019

The NIHR i4i Challenge Awards Call 9 is inviting applications for the assessment of medtech innovations in healthcare settings.

Industry Partners Required: BCU Biomedical Sciences Funded Student Micro-Placements Programme 2019

16th April 2019

Industry partners are sought for BCU’s funded micro-placement programme to offer students the opportunity to gain some paid experience that allows them to build upon skills learnt through their degree as well as learn new ones which can help them in the future.

Grant Thornton – Growth 365 International

9th April 2019

Grant Thornton supporting management teams in the Midlands

Scheme encourages firms to invest in employee wellbeing

4th April 2019

The ‘Workplace Wellbeing Challenge’ is a fun and inclusive opportunity for companies across the region to invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees.

The Future Leaders Fellowship can help fund your most talented innovators

4th April 2019

Through the Future Leaders Fellowship scheme your business could:

Preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit – latest guidance

1st April 2019

The latest summarised guidance from the Office for Life Sciences (OLS): Medilink will continue to publicise all information we receive from OLS and would recommend that you continue to monitor these notices to ensure that you are aware of the very latest information and guidance that could affect your business.

Innovative approach to improving patient safety puts NHS in the world spotlight

28th March 2019

“Positive reinforcement is not always valued in the NHS and community care, we tend to look at what’s gone wrong – rather than what’s gone right – to boost staff morale improve patient safety. Appreciative Inquiry turns that notion on its head to affect real change and is already showing great results in healthcare”.

Delaying and managing the onset of frailty: do you have an innovation that can help?

27th March 2019

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) have published a new campaign on Meridian seeking innovations and solutions for delaying and managing the onset of frailty.

Excess hormones could cause a condition that can lead to blindness in women, study finds

21st March 2019

Research led by the University of Birmingham has found that increased levels of hormones including testosterone could cause a brain condition that can lead to blindness in women.

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