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.

Research and Informatics News Research and Informatics News

Clinician and SME collaboration success

We held a great 'Mobilise the NHS' event yesterday bringing clinicians and SMEs together to develop ideas for apps to improve patient care. Check out the highlights from our day here

Datawell Industry Event

View our slides introducing Datawell for our industry event.

Interested in participating in an Innovation Partnership?

Find out more  here  about our search to identify a company or companies to participate in an Innovation Partnership to support our Datawell Exchange programme. 

Mobilise the NHS

Mobilise the NHS brings together NHS clinical staff and small digital companies to jointly design mobile phone applications that solve clinical and care problems.

Datawell - Delivering Improved Health and Wellbeing by Exchanging Data

We have produced our Full Business Case for our innovative informatics programme, Datawell, which sets out an exciting and ambitious aim to share health data.

Health and Implementation News Health and Implementation News

Tackling kidney disease

A productive meeting was held recently with renowned kidney health epidemiologist Paul Roderick and Southampton CLAHRC joining colleagues in Manchester.

The Q Initiative

The Health Foundation is launching a new programme to recruit 150-250 fellows to lead a  new initiative focussing on improving healthcare quality. GM AHSN is leading the process to...

Medicines Optimisation Roadshow

We held a great event today about Medicines Optimisation - read our live record here

Building an innovation pipeline for nutrition and hydration

Jane Macdonald's latest blog is available to read here  supporting nutrition and hydration week.

Medicines Optimisation Roadshow

We're looking forward to running a medicines optimisation roadshow, in conjunction with NHS England and ABPI, one of 15 events taking place across the UK.

Industry & Wealth News Industry & Wealth News

Strategic Procurement Manager vacancy

Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN) is looking to recruit a Strategic Procurement Project Manager to support the delivery of the Wealth and Industry program by...

Local NHS groups invited to become new tech test beds

A new initiative was launched yesterday seeking NHS groups to put themselves forward to partner up with top innovators from around the world to trial new technologies.

Excellence in Supply Awards

We are jointly sponsoring this year's NHS North West Procurement Development Excellence in Supply Awards, along with North West Coast Academic Health Science Network.

Global MedTech and healthcare investment officers tour Manchester

Over 20 overseas officials from embassies and consulates across the globe spent almost two days in Manchester last week as part of a Medical Devices and Healthcare Briefing Tour organised by the UK...

NICE briefing to speed up innovation and adoption

NICE has developed a Medtech Innovation Briefing on Zilico Ltd’s Cervical Cancer Diagnostic System, ZedScan. GM AHSN played a crucial role in helping Zilico secure its first NHS contract.