The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network’s (WMAHSN) footprint extends across 13,000 square kilometers of a geographically diverse region, ranging from the intensely urbanised areas of the centre conurbation to the rural counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire in the Welsh Marches, pastoral Warwickshire and Worcester to the south and the rugged Staffordshire Moorlands to the north.
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Developing partnerships for NHSx AI Award applications
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Care Award aims to benefit patients by combining the power of artificial intelligence with the expertise of the NHS to improve health and care outcomes. The Award is making £140 million available over four years to accelerate the testing and evaluation of technologies most likely to meet the aims set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Each round of the Award supports technologies at different levels of maturity, targeting health and care improvements where they are needed most, by both patients and NHS staff. These competitions have been designed to support innovators and technologies across the spectrum of development - from concept through to initial NHS adoption and testing of the AI technology within clinical pathways
Community Weighing Scales
A pioneering partnership between BCHC and a leading firm of medical weighing equipment manufacturers is on the path to developing a new set of scales for people in a wheelchair. The project was initiated by community dietitians who routinely have to carry a bulky set of apparatus into the homes of people across Birmingham who are tube-fed.
Improving medication safety in care homes using quality improvement methods
Marian House Nursing Home (located in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham) successfully implemented a quality improvement project to improve the safety of medicines rounds for residents in their care.
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West Midlands Human Factors Workforce Fund (up to £10k)
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has launched a new Human Factors Workforce Fund to support health and social care initiatives in the West Midlands. This new fund aims to bring about tangible enhancements to workforce practices or patient experience within the region. Any individual or team working in health and social care within the WMAHSN’s geographical area is able to apply for up to £10,000 to help overcome barriers in implementing innovations and improvements in their direct field of work The fund is now open and accepting applications until Sunday 3rd July 2022. For any questions about the fund, please contact Fran Ives, Human Factors Specialist at the WMAHSN email@example.com
The SME Innovation Fund will provide investment and provide excellent links to the NHS, investment community and academic networks. In doing so the fund will support innovations that have the potential to deliver a high impact for society, grow the reputation of the West Midlands health services and lead the adoption of new innovations in the NHS. Successful applicants will get: • Convertible loans of £25,000 - £100,000 • Unparalleled access to future investment capital • Regular mentor workshops from industry experts including experienced life sciences entrepreneurs. • Key contacts in the NHS and healthcare sectors I you would like to discuss the SME fund in more detail please contact the WMAHSN Head of Innovation Exchange, Tammy Holmes firstname.lastname@example.org
Planned surgery in independent sector linked to shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions than in NHS
The findings of the research, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) ...