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

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...

Consent for Approach

The AHSN is working with partners to develop new tools to support patient engagement and recruitment in research.


In July, we held our first hackathon to look at ideas for an app to address difficulties faced by young carers.

Health and Implementation News Health and Implementation News

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.

Addressing unmet healthcare needs

Read more about the two successful innovations funded from the recent Technology Innovation Challenge.

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...

Attracting inward investment

As a direct consequence of our activities to date, we have attracted major inward investment into our area of £3.6m.