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Pioneering in health and life sciences

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Recognising the fundamental connection between health and the economy, Midlands Engine has worked closely with industry, academic, health sector and public sector partners to establish Midlands Engine Health.

Midlands Engine Health is a collaboration that enables us to effectively champion and expand our region’s world-leading capabilities in health, medical technologies and life sciences.

Our regional strengths and capabilities in health, MedTech and life sciences are extensive, generating in excess of £25 billion GVA each year and enabling health inequalities to be tackled. Our region is home to the largest cluster of MedTech companies in the UK which deliver over 33,000 highly skilled job, and seven Medical Schools training over 20% of the UK’s medical students.

Our region’s stable, ethically diverse population provides a proven test bed for global health and multimorbidity interventions. We also host the UK’s largest Clinical Trials Unit and the UK centre for black and minority ethnic health.

Midlands Engine Health underpins and expands on the extensive work already achieved by partners such as Midlands Health Alliance and Midlands Innovation Health, enabling close collaboration to showcase our regional strengths on a national and international platform.

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Actively working to identify and capitalise on new opportunities, we aim to attract greater international investment and accelerate sector-wide growth. Addressing clinical and social care needs within the Midlands, with a reflection on how Covid-19 has impacted our people, places and economy, is also a priority for our partners. Together, we are shining a powerful spotlight on the phenomenal capabilities and facilities our region has to offer in this field maximising the benefits of innovation for our regional economy, communities and society.

Our health and life sciences sector accounts for:












Medical Schools

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Midlands enterprise universities
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Medilink Midlands
NHS England
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Midlands Engine Health reports

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