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.
This session took place on: 22nd September at 2-4pm.
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
Here is an outline of the Agenda & Presentations:
14:00 Welcome and introductions
14:05 Developing an early help system for Birmingham – supporting Children and Families
Rob Willoughby, Interim Lead for Children’s Improvement, Birmingham Children’s Partnership
14:35 Challenges that the NHS need businesses to solve
Joshua Dale, West Midlands Health and Wellbeing Innovation Network (WMHWIN), University of Warwick
15:00 Elsewhere in the Innovation Alliance / WMHT
Dr Pam Waddell (Innovation Alliance West Midlands)
David Kidney (WMHTC)
15:20 Industrial Design – working with the medical design industry
Kelly Myall-Chance, Smallfry
15:40 Round table / AOB (all)
16:00 Meeting close
Couldn’t make this event but interested in joining the Innovative Health Working Group?
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