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Medilink West Midlands connects industry and the NHS to produce surgical gowns

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11th June 2020

Medilink West Midlands, the industry gateway for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network, has been busy sourcing local manufacturers to produce high-quality surgical gowns for the regions NHS trusts. With work now underway, the region will benefit from up to 25,000 extra surgical gowns being produced a week.

Medilink helps forge new partnerships in response to the Covid crisis

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10th June 2020

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have joined forces to help support the region’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supply during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

SME Innovation Fund – Applications now open!

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9th March 2020

Are you a start-up or a small medium-sized enterprise working in the space of delivering improved healthcare? Do you have the potential to change how healthcare is delivered? The SME Innovation Fund can provide the support you need to help your business grow. With successful applicants receiving convertible loans of up to £50,000.

WMAHSN adopt new innovation platform to enhance healthcare ecosystem

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14th January 2020

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) to launch new innovation exchange platform. Designed to match healthcare challenges with solutions, and the healthcare ecosystem interacting and working together to improve the health.

Medilink West Midlands celebrates its 18th year supporting the life sciences, healthcare and med-tech community

16th December 2019

Medilink West Midlands will host its annual Medical and Healthcare Business Awards on Thursday 13 February 2020, where the life sciences, healthcare and med-tech community will come together to celebrate the ‘best of the best’, and shine a light on the brilliance within the region. The awards are set to take place at The Burlington […]

West Midlands AHSN launches Digital Health and Skills Lab

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4th December 2019

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has launched a Digital Health and Skills Lab. Located within the Serendip Digital Health Quarter in Birmingham, the lab provides a space for the co-design of digital innovations, bringing together health tech businesses, clinicians and patients to develop and test solutions. It is designed to support the WMAHSN’s mission to increase investment in West Midlands life sciences, and to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the region.

WMAHSN crowned winners at ideasUK 33rd International Conference

4th December 2019

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) scooped three awards at the prestigious ideasUK conference, held in Edinburgh on the 13 / 14 November, including the Idea of the Year Award for the Safer Provision and Caring Excellence (SPACE) QI Programme, which sets out to improve the care offered to elderly patients.

Winners celebrate at 4th Annual Celebration of Innovation Awards

24th July 2019

West Midlands healthcare community celebrates at WMAHSN Innovation Awards.

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.

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