COVID-19 Coronavirus

Latest information from Health Innovation Manchester

Health Innovation Manchester is currently supporting the Greater Manchester response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, working with our partners across the local health and care system on the response. 

We will update this page regularly with updates on our areas of work and how this will affect some of our other ongoing projects and programmes. 

Currently all staff at Health Innovation Manchester are working remotely and our office is closed. If you need to contact us, please email so your message can be sent to the most appropriate member of staff. 

How are we supporting the response to COVID-19?

We have undertaken a detailed review of our plans and priorities so that we can fully support the Greater Manchester COVID-19 response and provide the best care and support to citizens and frontline health and care staff.

We have identified which existing projects have a direct link to supporting the COVID-19 response and will be accelerated; which will be paused and which will be stopped entirely.  This review has been undertaken in the context of the regional and national directive.

We have identified several high priority programmes that are being developed in response to COVID-19, working closely with our health, care, academic and industry partners:


GM Research Rapid Response Group

Accelerating data sharing across GM

Digital Primary Care

Digital Care Homes

Mental Health

COVID Oximetry @ home and virtual ward

Coordinating digital health and care activity

Supporting Patient Flow

Placental Growth Factor (PlGF) COVID-19 Accelerated Response

Work with our partners

AHSN Network

The AHSN Network

Greater Manchester COVID-19 Response report

Industry engagement

Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Patient Safety Collaborative: Deterioration

Patient Safety Collaborative

We would like to thank our key stakeholders and partners for your patience and support during this time – it is unprecedented for us all and we are committed to supporting you as much as possible.

Current NHS and Government Advice

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country. In England:

  • Only socialise indoors with people you live with or who are in your support bubble
  • Up to 6 people or 2 households can meet outside
  • Work from home if you can and minimise travel
  • If you have symptoms get a test and stay at home

Find out more about what you can and cannot do online at

Get a test and stay at home if you have any coronavirus symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste


Useful links and websites


More information about COVID-19, including advice to stop the spread of the virus is available on the NHS website

More information from the Government about COVID-19, including number of cases in the UK and recent government action is available online

For more information about Greater Manchester’s Response visit the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website

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