Welcome to your GM AHSN community

We cover Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and East Cheshire and we bring together healthcare and academic organisations in partnership with industry, local authorities and other agencies.

The area we cover already has world class strengths in patient safety, informatics and partnering with industry to nurture and grow innovations. We already initiate and host world leading health sciences research.

We now have a unique opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. We see ourselves as a system integrator - an organisation that links different parts of the health and social care ecosystem.

Please find out more about our goals and projects on this site.


Focus of the week: Partnership to improve health through innovation 

As part of our drive to support the adoption of innovative products and services to improve healthcare, we have teamed up with Manchester’s Connected Health Ecosystem. Read more here

Research and Informatics News Research and Informatics News


Working with St Mary’s Hospital and the Christie, the AHSN is looking to initiate a project that will enable the easier sharing and use of genetic data for the identification of new biomarkers,...

FARSITE rollout

FARSITE is a locally developed clinical trial feasibility and recruitment tool that has proven successful in increasing Greater Manchester’s clinical research profile, making the GM the top...

Connecting health

28 Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and East Cheshire health organisations have signed up to the development of an information governance strategy

Health and Implementation News Health and Implementation News

Technology Innovation Challenge

The next Technology Innovation Challenge focusing on Nutrition and Hydration is now open.

Patient safety collaboratives

To be launched nationally in October, we will be aligning our work in this area in the field of Medicines Optimisation working initially  across primary care, nursing homes and hospitals to...

Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Atrial Fibrillation

We’re delighted that the Association of CCGs agreed to consider Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Atrial Fibrillation as priority areas.

Industry & Wealth News Industry & Wealth News

Supporting SMEs

We’ve had 150 enquiries from companies to date looking for support in doing business with the NHS. We are also working with the Greater Manchester Growth Hub to support the attraction and...

Procurement adviser

A procurement adviser has been appointed to strengthen the AHSN governance and ensure that it is compliant. An Industry Procurement Adviser has also been appointed to work with industry who are...


Researchers and clinicians from Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) and ourselves, have launched a major partnership with global pharmaceutical company, Roche.