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

Salford Lung Study Success!

It's great news to hear that Salford Lung Study has completed patient recruitment. The study is the first 'real-world' study of its kind in the world, run by GSK in collaboration with...

GM AHSN sponsors Clinical Research Awards 2014

We're delighted to be supporting our partner, the Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester in sponsoring this year's awards

£250,000 boost for digital healthcare innovation

GM AHSN and Creative England have announced the North West Interactive Healthcare Fund for SMEs, designed to stimulate creative and digital innovation in UK healthcare.


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

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 - next round

We are seeking proposals for projects addressing Medicines Optimisation (upto £40k per project available)

Patient Safety Network: 2014/15 Events

Together with AQuA, we're running a series of events designed to support those responsible for patient safety across the region.

Joint work with AQuA to deliver Patient Safety Collaboratives

We're delighted to announce that we've chosen the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) to support us and our members in the delivery of the GM AHSN Patient Safety Collaboratives.

Addressing unmet healthcare needs

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

Industry & Wealth News Industry & Wealth News

Zilico highly commended in awards

Congratulations to Zilico Ltd for being recognised at an awards ceremony for one of its innovative healthcare products.

New partnership to improve health through innovation

We’ve teamed up with Manchester’s Connected Health Ecosystem to organise a special event next month giving bio-healthcare sector SMEs the chance to find out what GM AHSN can do for them.

Better health outcomes

£2.5m funding is available for technologies and innovation solutions, through new SBRI competitions.

New cervical cancer diagnostic adopted by NHS with help from GM AHSN

We have secured one of our first big results in our quest to support the area’s small and medium-sized businesses.

Healthcare businesses get unique support to work with the NHS

A new solution that will help companies in the bio-healthcare sector to get their innovations into the NHS was launched last night (Monday, October 6).