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Welcome to the Innovation Nexus

Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network’s Innovation Nexus: helping industry to do business with the NHS

The Innovation Nexus brings together information and resource to help guide companies through the complexity of working with the NHS, and enable access to expertise and specialist services offered directly or via our Innovation Nexus Associates, as well as highlighting funding opportunities.

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How it works

The challenge for healthcare businesses

Companies, especially SMEs, can face significant challenges to introduce their new and innovative products into the NHS. The complexity of public procurement, patient safety and a risk averse culture across multiple organisations can be daunting. The Innovation Nexus aims to provide a single source of resource that can help companies, particularly SMEs, understand the steps that need to be taken to support their business planning and engage with the NHS more easily, thus progressing the adoption of their innovation at pace and with fewer unanticipated obstacles.

How can the Innovation Nexus help?

Help with navigating NHS procurement

Information about funding and investment

Help with setting up a trial of your innovation

Information on science parks and office locations in the GM AHSN footprint

Connections to organisations that can help you progress your innovation

Speak directly to a GM AHSN advisor with NHS expertise

Latest news Latest news

Funding Boost for Urgent and Emergency Care Services From SBRI Healthcare

£1.3 million awarded to develop innovative new technologies that reduce pressures on A&E

Greater Manchester AHSN has been jointly leading this call with SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England funded initiative to develop innovative products that address unmet health needs, to develop...

The good news about NHS procurement

Nick Allen is procurement advisor for GM AHSN, where he puts more than 30 years of NHS experience to use, helping companies get their products into public sector healthcare.

More success for Zilico

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) is the latest organistation to adopt Zilico's pioneering innovation - ZedScan™ - to improve the speed and accuracy in diagnosing pre-cancerous conditions of the cervix.

1,000 patient case study published for ZedScan™

Zilico Ltd has published a 1,000 patient case study for its cervical cancer diagnostic system, ZedScan™.

The patient review in to the routine use of ZedScan as an adjunct to colposcopy has revealed that the technology significantly increases the rate of detection of high grade cervical...

Senior citizens in Manchester play computer games to prevent falls

Neighbours Joy (80) and Bert (90) who live in Sale, Manchester, have been keeping active by trialling new computer games designed specifically to prevent older people suffering falls, called Exergames.

Bespoke industry support from NHS experts

If you are a business with an innovative product, service or technology that you believe has the potential to benefit the NHS, the Innovation Nexus is your gateway to access a team of NHS experts who will provide bespoke advice on the steps you should be taking to progress your innovation and engage with the NHS (subject to meeting GM AHSN’s priority criteria).

Information and guidance

Access information and guidance on a range of topics related to working with and selling to the NHS, and find clear signposts to organisations that can help you achieve your goals.

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