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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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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.

West Midlands digital skills capability survey

5th March 2019

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) is investigating the market for a regional digital skills capability focused on health and life sciences.

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.

WMAHSN-supported Serendip start-up strikes deal with leading occupational health software provider

26th November 2018

Birmingham-based award-winning digital health tech company Kaido has landed a partnership deal with Cohort Software, the largest occupational health software provider in the UK.

Birmingham entrepreneur launches fitness and wellness DNA test

23rd November 2018

Birmingham entrepreneur and founder of Rightangled, Abdullah Sabyah, has launched a fitness DNA test designed to help people achieve peak fitness. 

Medilink member Orthocell establishes European HQ at Keele

7th November 2018

Medilink WM member Orthocell Ltd is a regenerative medicine company committed to improving the lives of patients suffering from serious musculoskeletal conditions by developing innovative products that restore patient mobility, function and performance.  They have recently established their European HQ at Innovation Centre 1 at Keele University Science and Innovation Park, saying the space ‘ticks all the boxes’.

Presentations now available for Healthcare Innovation Roadshow

19th October 2018

The Healthcare Innovation Roadshow, in collaboration with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Medilink West Midlands, took place on Thursday 18th October 2018, at iCentrum in Birmingham.  The Healthcare Innovation Roadshow showcased the support that can be accessed by MedTech SMEs, from funding and adoption to […]

Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, visits Digital Health West Midlands

4th September 2018

The Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, was welcomed on Thursday 23rd August, by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network’s (WMAHSN) innovation service, Digital Health West Midlands (DHWM).

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. 

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