Clinical team take part in a training exercise in our simulation suite using a medical dummy

Centre for Health Innovation

We want you to be a part of our Centre for Health Innovation, so whether you’re a start-up, or an established enterprise or an individual – we can help you achieve your goals and accelerate your innovations.

Whatever your requirements may be, now or in the future, let the Centre for Health Innovation guide you and your business into the next generation of safer healthcare.

Multi-functional digital and adaptive environments

The Centre for Health Innovation uses innovative physical and digital capabilities to support the acceleration and transformation of the healthcare workforce and the technology that supports it. Through our first-class facilities you can take advantage of immersion, simulation, and collaboration spaces under one unified and easy to access umbrella. Powered by the latest digital technologies, our connected infrastructure is positioned to enhance and support the development of haptic technologies and cloud based digital innovations.

Internationally recognised research

Research teams at the Centre for Health Innovation are recognised internationally for their work. Our interdisciplinary approach to research means that our academics work across a variety of fields. Our connections and collaborations bring value to local and global communities and impact on lives across the world.

Our research creates impact in areas such as health, science and wellbeing through work with communities of practice such as nursing, midwifery, social work, the allied health professions, and teaching. Some of our most recent research projects include:

  • NuRS: Understanding Nurse Retention and its impact on patient Safety outcomes in secondary care and mental health
  • AmReS: Ambulance workforce Retention and Safety.
  • C-NuRS and C-AmReS: workforce retention and configuration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on patient safety.

The University works in partnership with the sector on many research projects and some of our current partners include Birmingham City University, NHS England and NHS Improvement, James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust.

Workforce transformation

With recovery at the forefront, our simulation facilities and CPD courses provide the perfect place to support you in transforming and revitalising your existing workforce.

Whether you need to refresh old skills or develop new ones, our flexible portfolio has something to suit every individual practitioner or organisation. We can also work alongside you to develop bespoke packages, so if you don’t see what you need, let us come to you and work on a recovery needs analysis to identify the areas that you can enhance and design training that is suitable for your needs. 

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Commercial partnerships and entrepreneurship

Focusing on growth and enterprise of small businesses, we offer a test bed for new health technologies.

Whether you are a start-up or an established enterprise, we can help you to achieve your goals and accelerate your innovations in areas such as:

  • Health technology
  • Digital health
  • Med tech
  • Healthcare
  • Simulation

Civic responsibility and engagement

We aim to project our expertise and provide opportunities across the region supporting local communities through the creation of jobs, training opportunities and life skills that will enable our local community to flourish.

We want to hear from local organisations across the health and social care sector as well as wider communities to connect and discuss how we can enhance your communities, businesses, and projects.

Opportunities through the Centre for Health Innovation are endless and ever evolving with the sector. We are a one-stop shop for all things health, science, and wellbeing. Working with us means you have access to all the services that we have to offer, or you can simply select the services that you need.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021