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Medilink member crowned winners at West Midlands healthcare awards

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31st March 2021

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has revealed the winners of its esteemed Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards. The 15 winning teams, individuals or projects from across the West Midlands were announced in last night’s (30 March) virtual ceremony, hosted by TV personality Des Coleman. Since its launch in 2015, the programme has […]

Career opportunities at The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

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18th March 2021

New vacancy: Clinical Director 17 March 2021 If you are a clinical leader passionate about ensuring that patients have early access to the latest innovations in care then this is a rare opportunity for you to accelerate your interest and career at the forefront of clinical research and practice. Read “New vacancy: Clinical Director” New […]

Job opportunity: STP innovation manager – UHCW

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4th March 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen to help drive the innovation agenda across Coventry and Warwickshire. University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) are looking for a highly motivated and passionate individual to support innovation adoption across Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Care Partnership. The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network bridge the gap between NHS, academia […]

West Midlands health and social care teams awarded innovation and improvement funding

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4th March 2021

Six health and social care teams from across the West Midlands have been awarded up to £10,000 in funding from the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN). The Safety Innovation & Improvement Fund will provide each team with funding to support the spread or adoption of an innovation or improvement resulting in improvements for […]

App designed to help reduce hospital admissions in Midlands

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23rd February 2021

A digital remote care solution including a mobile phone app is being used by Dudley CCG to help improve the care of patients at home with COVID. The app developed by Norwegian medical software company, Dignio, is helping patients stay at home safely and so avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital as well as alerting clinical […]

Three high-profile appointees heighten ambition for Birmingham Health Partners

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22nd February 2021

The second city’s University-NHS partnership Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) has made three high-profile appointments to its leadership board – announcing Professor Sir Robert Lechler and Dame Yve Buckland as Non-Executive Directors and former Chairman of NHS Improvement and Deputy Chairman of NHS England, Ed Smith, as independent Chair. BHP is a strategic alliance which aims […]

Shortlist announced for Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards

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17th February 2021

The shortlist has been announced for the fifth annual Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards, celebrating healthcare innovation in the West Midlands. Since its launch in 2015, the programme has been celebrating individuals and organisations that are revolutionising healthcare across the region with new ideas, technologies, and initiatives. This year, shortlisted entries have been selected for […]

B2B Opportunity – Leading manufacturer of air purification products seeking importer/distributor

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4th February 2021

Established Finnish Air Purification company seeks a UK-based distributor/importer with a proven track record to sell a suite of innovative air purification products within a variety of industries including public and private healthcare. Established and based in Finland, this company have produced an innovative suite of standalone Air Purification products aimed at a wide array […]

West Midlands healthcare teams successfully complete international course in adoption of healthcare innovation

4th February 2021

Two West Midlands based healthcare teams have become European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) alumni after successfully graduating from the first cohort of the UP-rAISHe programme in December 2020. In September 2019 the West Midlands AHSN formed a collaboration with partners across Europe to develop a ground-breaking skills programme for healthcare leaders focused on […]

HeartFlow: transforming the way coronary heart disease is diagnosed and treated

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29th January 2021

With the support of all 15 AHSNs, an innovative non-invasive solution for diagnosing coronary heart disease is now being used by 50+ hospitals across England. The HeartFlow Fractional Flow Reserve CT (FFRCT) Analysis is the first non-invasive diagnostic tool that aids clinicians in determining, vessel by vessel, both the extent of an artery’s narrowing and the […]

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