It is with immense pleasure that we introduce the 2022-23 annual impact report of Health Innovation West Midlands (HIWM) (formerly West Midlands Academic Health Science Network).
As the NHS celebrates its 75th year, 2023 also marks an important milestone for the Health Innovation Network Network which was established by NHS England 10 years ago to spread innovation at pace and scale. Our purpose remains to lead, catalyse, and drive cooperation, collaboration and productivity between academia, industry, health and care providers and citizens, to accelerate the adoption of innovation to generate continuous improvement in the region’s health and wealth.
As we come to the end of another successful year at Health Innovation West Midlands, we are pleased to share with you significant strides in advancing the quality and accessibility of healthcare services in our communities as a result of the work we have been involved in.
Through our partnerships with our commissioners, colleagues across the Health Innovation Network Network and our academic, industry, and health and care stakeholders, we have been able to power the development of health technology and services and facilitate the adoption and spread of innovative solutions that have improved patient outcomes and experiences.