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

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.

FARR Institute implementing FARSITE roll-out across northern AHSNs

NorthWest EHealth is providing FARSITE to three Academic Science Health Network (AHSN) areas across the north of England including Greater Manchester.

Mapping cancer patients’ routes from diagnosis in Manchester

Manchester has the highest proportion of premature deaths caused by cancer in the UK, and one of the UK’s worst cancer survival rates. That’s why Macmillan, working with partners across the local...

Support for world-leading genomics project

GM AHSN is delighted to have supported the successful bid by CMFT to deliver a world-leading genomics project to fight against cancer and rare diseases.

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.

Health and Implementation News Health and Implementation News

Supporting innovation

Two awards of £40,000 each have been made to GM AHSN businesses as part of its recent unmet needs call around nutrition and hydration.

Joint working with Roche

GM AHSN is working with Roche to understand how the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme changes could impact clinical behaviour in treatment decisions.

Advanced Team Training Programme 2015/16

An intensive, advanced, team focused training course - dates for 2015/16.

Improving kidney health across the region

We’re delighted to be working in partnership with CLAHRC Greater Manchester to identify general practice priorities for kidney health.

Technology Innovation Challenge - next round

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

Industry & Wealth News Industry & Wealth News

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.

IN The Times

Our unique support offering for businesses looking to work with the NHS - the Innovation Nexus - is featured in the latest edition of The Times Business Insight.

Launch of NHS Innovation Accelerator programme

We're partnering the new NHS Innovation Accelerator programme - launched today (January 7th) by Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s Medical Director.

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.