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. 

Staff at Health Innovation Manchester are currently working both remotely and in a phased return to our office. 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

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