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Innovation Pathway

Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network provides support along the Innovation Pathway for innovations of high potential.  Some useful links and examples of our impacts can be found below.

Our thanks to North East & North Cumbria AHSN for providing the inspiration for this pathway graphic.

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Accessing expert advice

We are delighted to hear from companies with innovations that could benefit the health service and contribute to the improvement of the population’s health.

Companies wishing to submit an enquiry to the advisory service should complete the short online form. This should take less than 5 minutes. Once submitted your enquiry will be reviewed by a member of the GM AHSN advisory team and assessed for fit with the GM AHSN remit. You should receive immediate confirmation of receipt of your enquiry and should then hear back from a member of the team within 10 working days. If the GM AHSN is able to provide you with the advice you require you may be asked for more detailed information and/or invited to a meeting or teleconference (free of charge) with a member of the GM AHSN advisory team. Where it is not possible for the GM AHSN to offer support we will do our best to provide guidance as to where appropriate information or support can be found.

GM AHSN has a particular interest in supporting innovative SMEs operating in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and East Cheshire.

GM AHSN’s current priority clinical areas are:

Primary priorities

  • cardiovascular health
  • patient safety (esp. medication error)
  • digital health/informatics

Secondary priorities

  • atrial fibrillation
  • cancer prevention
  • chronic kidney disease
  • dementia care & mental health
  • familial hypercholesterolaemia
  • EPaCCs (end of life care)
  • Orthopaedics

Companies who do not require support from the Innovation Nexus advisory team but who wish to engage with the GM AHSN for other purposes should contact the GM AHSN head office directly.