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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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Low number of health apps reach minimum standards

Featured News
9th October 2019

Health app evaluation and advisor organisation ORCHA, has revealed that only 15% of healthcare apps available for download meet minimum standards set by its review process. Its evaluation of over 5,000 health apps has revealed that a significant number of healthcare apps available to download do not meet the minimum safety requirements. Notably, 75% of apps aimed […]

Entries open for Medilink West Midlands Business Awards – celebrating the best in healthcare

Featured News
8th October 2019

Medilink West Midlands annual Medical and Healthcare Business Awards will take place on 13 February 2020. The Awards is our biggest event within our calendar, showcasing the best in life sciences across the region.

SBRI Healthcare launch latest funding competition

Featured News
17th June 2019

SBRI Healthcare are pleased to announce that the next funding competition will launch on 24 June 2019. Companies and organisations are being invited to bid for funding to develop solutions to challenges in Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Integrated Care and Social Care.

NHSX – Improving health and social care through use of technology

22nd May 2019

NHSX will bring together teams from the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement to take forward digital transformation in the NHS.

2019 Winners Announced: Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards in Association with Med-Tech Innovation

Featured News
17th May 2019

On the evening of Wednesday 15 May the 2019 Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards took place. The sell-out gala dinner was the best yet, with 250 professionals from across the industry coming to celebrate with the winners, network with peers and share their pride in the industry.

New leadership team set to deliver healthcare innovation in West Midlands

27th February 2019

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has announced the formation of a new and innovative leadership team with the appointment of four strategic roles.

PIA Ensures: Brexit, Life Science and Healthcare. What’s Next?

13th February 2019

With Brexit looming ever closer and a lot of things remaining unclear (even at this late stage), PIA Commercial have gathered some information to shed some light on the current situation that surrounds the industries that they provide insurance for; the Life Science and Healthcare sectors.

The role IoT will play in healthcare in the winter months

26th November 2018

Read more about the role IoT sensors are set to play in delivering highly effective, intelligence led 24×7 care during the winter months.

New web resource to explore technology in care

20th November 2018

A new resource on CQC’s website, which will see pages added as new topics are addressed, explores the use of technology in care, looking at the benefits of innovation and updating previously published information on surveillance.

Intellectual property’s vital role in healthcare’s AI-driven future

20th November 2018

Graham McGlashan of Marks & Clerk LLP discusses the impact of tech on healthcare systems, providing possibilities for more self-management and preventative medicine.

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