Innovative Health Working Group – 22nd September 2021

22 September 2021

The Innovative Health Working Group (IHWG) is a cross-sector network whose membership consists of practitioners from universities, local authorities, businesses, voluntary organisations and SMEs from across the West Midlands.

Meeting on a quarterly basis, the group works on topics such as healthy ageing, digital health solutions, medical devices, translational medicine and education in health technologies, and also explores and creates opportunities for new and existing healthcare markets. Members also work together to influence ways in which all sectors can collaborate to create the strategies, policies and operational ingredients needed to maximise health outcomes and impacts for all.

Chair: Perninder Dhadwar, CEO at Innovate Health and Managing Partner at Imobisoft

Vice Chair: Dr Lucy Gilbert, Innovation Lead, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire Innovation Hub

Co-ordinated by: Emma Yeap, Cluster Manager at West Midlands Health Technology Cluster

Session Date & Time: 22nd September from 2-4pm.


Developing an early help system for Birmingham – supporting Children and Families (Rob Willoughby, Interim Lead for Children’s Improvement, Birmingham Children’s Partnership)

Challenges that the NHS need businesses to solve (Joshua Dale, West Midlands Health and Wellbeing Innovation Network), University of Warwick

Elsewhere in the Innovation Alliance / WMHC (Pam Waddell, Innovation Alliance West Midlands & David Kidney, WMHTC)

Industrial Design – working with the medical design industry (Kelly Myall-Chance, Smallfry)