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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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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.

Innovative solutions sought: community patient weight monitoring

30th August 2018

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) are looking to identify a solution to be able to accurately weigh patients (children and adults) in a community setting with a device that is lightweight and easy to manage and transport. If you have a solution that can help, please visit Meridian. 

My Home Life: Expressions of Interest

25th July 2018

There is funding available to deliver one programme of My Home Life in each of two local authority/CCG areas across the West Midlands. Find out how you can take part – the deadline for submission is Monday 30th July 2018.

Shortlisted candidates get ready for Celebration of Innovation Awards

22nd June 2018

The awards are organised by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) and take place on Friday 13 July in Birmingham city centre. Applications were open to entries from healthcare, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector, covering a range of categories from health start-up to advanced diagnostics.

Innovative eye researchers shortlisted for Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards

21st June 2018

Professor Alastair Denniston, of the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, and his team have been shortlisted for a prestigious award celebrating the best of innovation in healthcare around the region.

New Meridian Campaign: Three Counties Medical School Virtual Learning Environment

15th June 2018

As part of the overall development of a new Three Counties Medical School the University of Worcester are looking for an innovative virtual learning environment to enable sharing, communication and collaboration. 

NEW CAMPAIGN launched: innovations sought for Digital Outpatients

25th April 2018

How can better use of digital technology and data improve the experience and outcomes for people traditionally attending hospital outpatient appointments, and how can the NHS drive down the cost of meeting their needs? Deadline to submit: 28th May 2018.

Innovation campaign: Encouraging Appropriate A&E Attendances

11th April 2018

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) are aiming to create an anthology of toolkits to reduce the number of inappropriate A&E attendances. Share your work on Meridian, the WMAHSN’s interactive online Health Innovation Exchange for the West Midlands.

Get your applications in for the annual Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards!

15th March 2018

Nominations are open for the Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards 2018! Last year more than 100 teams from both healthcare, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector vied to take one of the coveted healthcare innovator awards organised by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN). The awards will be presented at a glitzy ceremony at […]

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