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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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Call for solutions to support socially distanced assessments

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9th June 2020

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) Industry Gateway is looking for technologies or processes to allow Community Occupational Therapists to assess residents/their homes for disability adaptations or specialist equipment  with less physical contact.

National and regional survey results published

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9th June 2020

NHS England/Improvement and the Office for Life Sciences commissioned research to explore and evaluate the views of AHSN stakeholders.

New toolkit for healthcare staff

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9th June 2020

A toolkit for healthcare staff has been published by the National Tracheostomy Safety Project (NTSP) in collaboration with the AHSN Network and the National Patient Safety Improvement Programmes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to support healthcare staff who are looking after patients with tracheostomies.

Regional businesses have responded to our Medilink Midlands ‘Here to Help – Our Big Ask’

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23rd April 2020

Regional businesses have responded to our Medilink Midlands ‘Here to Help – Our Big Ask’ pledging to ‘do their bit’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

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24th March 2020

With partners across the NHS and social care 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 the AHSN Networks’ services in this challenging context.

LfE3 sell-out as we learn ‘Why language matters’

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24th February 2020

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network were honoured to support a sell-out conference, which brought together delegates from all over the World to share the principals of ‘Learning from Excellence’ in healthcare.

AF Aware Week: Thinking Detect, Protect and Perfect

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20th November 2019

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate. It is estimated 26,500 people across the West Midlands currently have undetected AF or aren’t receiving optimal treatment. If left untreated, AF can increase the risk of stroke by around four to five times.

The AHSN Network bridges the gap for NHS Innovators

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15th October 2019

On 30 January, the AHSN Network will hold its Bridging the Gap event aimed towards Health-Tech developers and companies looking to get their innovations into the NHS. This event focuses on showcasing the East and West Midlands AHSN offer to industry and provides businesses with the opportunity to learn how, who and where to access the NHS.

International opportunities with AHSN Network

24th July 2019

As part of its commitment to help UK innovators grow their businesses overseas, the AHSN Network has partnered with the ABHI to provide opportunities for innovators to exhibit their products and services as part of an AHSN Network community at two leading international health technology trade fairs. Medica 2019 – Dusseldorf, Germany, 18-21 November 2019 Arab Health 2020 – Dubai, […]

Role of AHSNs recognised in government’s Life Science’s Sector Deal 2 to build a stronger innovation ecosystem

14th January 2019

The role of AHSNs has been recognised in the government’s Life Science’s Sector Deal 2, announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Businesses Secretary Greg Clark.

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