The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network will
deliver a workshop titled ‘Helping
business access NHS markets’.
About the West Midlands
Academic Health Science Network
The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN)
acts to promote a healthier region in which there is equitable access to high
quality, efficient, effective, person-centred care that delivers the best
clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Its principal role is facilitating the faster adoption of proven,
All companies and social enterprises - from sole traders to
small to medium enterprises to large corporations - involved in the healthcare
and life sciences sector in the West Midlands and beyond will be supported by
WMAHSN in the adoption of innovation at scale and pace. The organisation works closely
with industry and social enterprise partners, developing and delivering
programmes that lead to improvements in healthcare and the local economy.
Who is this workshop for?
This interactive workshop is ideal for healthcare, life
sciences, medical technology, digital and diagnostics companies who are seeking
opportunities to collaborate with the NHS.
This workshop will:
· Explain how the West Midlands Academic Health
Science Network (WMAHSN) helps healthcare, life sciences and digital
businesses, industry organisations and social enterprises connect with the NHS,
local authorities, academics and researchers
· Outline the membership networks and support
programmes available to accelerate the process of innovation and facilitate the
adoption and spread of innovative ideas and technologies across large
· Myth-bust and challenge assumptions about the
NHS and how it operates
· Offer practical advice and tools to help
healthcare, medical technology, digital and diagnostics companies overcome the
barriers to working with the NHS
· Explore what is meant by an evidence base and
how WMAHSN can help you achieve it
Business Mentor, WMAHSN
In the early years of her career, Bethan worked in clinical
development and consultancy roles in the pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer, PPD
Development and Adelphi Group). 15 years ago, she joined the NHS to lead the
creation of the research management and innovation development infrastructure
at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, a large hospital and community-based
healthcare organisation in the West Midlands.
Bishop, Business Mentor, WMAHSN
In the early
years of her career, Bethan worked in clinical development and consultancy
roles in the pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer, PPD Development and Adelphi
Group). She then spent 16 years in the NHS leading the creation and development
of teams in research management and innovation.
Bethan now runs
her own business and on a part time basis works closely with the
start-ups based at the Serendip Digital Health Quarter, in which
WMAHSN is the commercial partner, sharing NHS insight, giving advice and
support and carrying out due diligence. Bethan is
passionate about harnessing the expertise through partnership working across the
NHS, academia and industry.
on email@example.com or 07870 629690.
Neil’s role is to identify and support beneficial
innovations that can be spread quickly across the region, particularly in the
areas of digital and mental health. Working alongside NHS, industry, academic
and patient organisations, he fosters collaborative partnerships and helps
innovators and adopters to access support and funding to drive health
improvement and economic benefits to the region.
Following a 10 year management career in the leisure and
hospitality industry, Neil worked in the NHS for 19 years. He was the manager
of one of England’s first GP Commissioning Groups, and subsequently CEO of an
NHS Primary Care Group in Birmingham. He
went on to establish and lead the Whole Systems Programme for NHS Midlands and
East of England, which oversaw a range of innovative IT-enabled service transformations
involving primary and secondary care within the NHS and the private sector.
Contact Neil on firstname.lastname@example.org,
0121 371 8061 or 07887 506198.
9.45am Welcome and introductions – introduce your company and
your motivation for attending
10am Introduction to WMAHSN, its networks and support
10.30am Myth-busting the NHS market
11.15am Overcoming the barriers to collaborating with the
11.30am Evidence, and how to achieve it
12pm Q&A session
12.30pm Networking lunch