Midlands Health Resources

Collating knowledge of the Midlands Medical and Life Science sector

This page brings together and showcase the knowledge, understanding and expertise that exists in the region. Our aim is to:

   ■  Increase knowledge sharing and raise awareness of strengths/challenges
   ■  Create a clear and easy to use place to find information/reports about the Midlands
   ■  Highlight the fantastic Midlands analytics capabilities 

Below are a list of resources from MI Health, our partners and other regional networks that may be useful when gathering information about Midlands expertise:

Showcasing Strengths across the region

The reports below provide more details on the internationally recognised clusters of expertise in the Midlands:

  • Medical Technologies and Advanced Imaging techniques such as Ultra-High Field MRI 
  • Health inequalities and diversity research, supported by leading Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement
  • AI, data analytics and infrastructure working within our NHS Trusts
  • Rehabilitation (including Prehabilitation) and Ageing research
  • Remote, adaptive and inclusive Clinical Trials

Data Driven Healthcare Innovation Report The report focuses on the growing ‘Data-driven healthcare innovation’ Midlands cluster, utilising population data to develop patient-centred solutions with applications in diagnostics, devices and digital applications.


To read the report, click the image.

Midlands Engine Health and Life Sciences report The report focuses on the Health and Life Sciences Midlands Super Cluster, a sector that is estimated to contribute £20.5 billion to the regional GVA every year. It also increasingly operates as an integrated, networked cluster of firms, businesses and healthcare providers across the region – albeit with notable concentrations including the East Midlands Medical Technologies Cluster and Data Driven Healthcare Innovation in Birmingham.


To read the report, click the image.

EXPLORING THE INVESTMENT POTENTIAL OF MIDLANDS CLUSTERS This report has been produced by the Midlands Engine Partnership to launch a new programme of analysis, engagement and policy development focused on supporting our regional partners, businesses, and the UK Government to better understand and develop clusters across the Midlands.


To read the report, click the image.

Medical Technologies Report Back when we were still called Midlands Health Innovation, we commissioned this report on:

   ■  The nature and scale of the medical technologies (MedTech) sector in the Midlands

   ■  The sector’s contribution to the regional economy

   ■  What MedTech businesses in the Midlands need to achieve growth and increased productivity

   ■  The barriers they face in achieving this.

This work was supported by the Midlands Engine through the Strategic Programme Development Fund.


To read the report, click the image.

Highlighting and addressing Challenges

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Report on WM air quality

This report highlights that every area of the West Midlands exceeds WHO guidelines on clean air despite the £3.2bn economic benefit in reduced health burden that meeting targets would have. The study conducted by researchers at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with local authority partners looked at the health economic burden of air pollution on residents in the West Midlands Combined Authority geographical area.


Read the press release HERE or click the image to read the paper.


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