The GM Region

The Greater Manchester Region

Together Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and East Cheshire have a widely acknowledged reputation as an excellent region in which to do business, boasting a global presence with many international corporations already established in the area. The northwest of England has one of the UK’s top three clusters for the biomedical sector, which includes biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. There are several major pharmaceutical companies in the region and internationally renowned academic and clinical research establishments. The northwest is home to some 230 biomedical companies employing 25,000 people.

In particular, the GM AHSN footprint contains a wealth of academic, clinical and industry expertise with a range of established networks supporting the translation of research into policy and practice. Greater Manchester?s unique assets include the largest national provider of health and social care (Salford); the UK?s largest medical school (Manchester); the first equivalent of a primary care teaching hospital (Bolton One); and the largest life sciences commercial R&D site of its kind at Alderley Park (East Cheshire).

Academic links and networks

Greater Manchester initiates and hosts world leading health sciences research. As a region its stable and diverse resident communities, mature academic and health service collaborations and health informatics infrastructure have already attracted many companies to develop and test new products and ideas.

Manchester hosts the North of England?s only NIHR accredited Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), the Greater Manchester NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC) and an NIHR Biomedical Research Unit (the Manchester Musculoskeletal BRU). These organisations capitalise on the dynamic relationship between the Universities and NHS partners in the region.

Manchester?s strength in health informatics includes the mHealth Ecosystem, NorthWest EHealth (NWEH) and the Heath e-Research Centre (HeRC).

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Supporting a digital solution to diabetes foot health

Entec Health Ltd, a Surrey-based healthcare innovation company, has successfully engaged via GM AHSN?s Innovation Nexus with two lead clinicians at Central Manchester University Hospitals…

Innovative British healthcare companies invited to take part in Texas ?medtech? mission

Pioneering UK healthcare companies keen to develop or strengthen partnerships in Texas are being urged to take part in the next medtech mission to the state.

GM AHSN is recruiting a Commercial Programme Manager

Specifically this post will provide business support to SMEs across East Cheshire, as part of a 3 year business support programme funded by European Regional Development Funds.

Innovation Nexus recognised for excellence in supporting life science businesses

Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN) has been honoured with Bionow?s 2016 Business Services Award for its Innovation Nexus service which provides healthcare SMEs with and…

GM AHSN’s Innovation Nexus makes shortlist for 15th annual Bionow Awards

The outstanding Northern life science and biomedical companies and projects of 2016 have been announced on a shortlist for the annual Bionow Awards, which take place on November 24.

Mobilise the NHS – November 2016 & January 2017

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

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…

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…

Greater Manchester AHSN to jointly lead latest SBRI Healthcare call for innovative projects to reduce pressure on urgent and emergency care

SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England funded initiative to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs, today announced the launch of its latest clinically-led competition…

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The GM AHSN Footprint

East Lancashire
Population: 0.5m

Greater Manchester
Population: 2.7m

East Cheshire
Population: 0.4m

The GM AHSN footprint encompasses 14 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, 16 NHS Trusts and four higher education institutes. A full list of GM AHSN partners and members can be found here.

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