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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 – 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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Mental Health & Productivity Pilot

Supporting workplace mental health across the Midlands

The Mental Health and Productivity Pilot collaborates with a range of partners to provide an evidence-informed, cost-effective and sustainable resource that supports mental wellbeing at work, reduces the stigma associated with poor mental health and aims to increase productivity.


Latest news

Jonathan Van Tam


Jan 13 2022

Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam to become Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Medicine & Health Sciences at University of Nottingham

Deputy Chief Medical Officer to begin role on 1 May 2022, succeeding Professor John Atherton.

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Wearable Sticker


Dec 22 2021

Wearable lifesaving ‘sticker’ will help spot changes in patients’ breathing

As well as being vital for routine measurement in hospitals, the device could also be worn by patients or even healthy people who live at home.

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Dec 21 2021

Celebrating an incredible year of pan-regional collaboration and impact

Film released to celebrate the many collaborative achievements of our partnership in 2021.

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