Healthcare innovations into frontline care
We work directly with doctors, nurses and practitioners who deliver care and treatment every day to help develop and deploy healthcare innovation into frontline services. We combine their clinical expertise and insight with our experience of how to adopt and spread innovation effectively. We provide health and care staff with the skills, expertise and confidence to adopt an innovation, such as how to administer a new medication, use a mobile device or new technology.
All of Greater Manchester’s NHS trusts, clinical commissioning groups and councils are part of our Health Innovation Manchester network. We are also part of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, charged with looking after our devolved £6.6bn healthcare budget and work with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority on areas such as the GM Digital Strategy and economic growth.
We also work in partnership with the many NHS research agencies across Greater Manchester such as the Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester (ARC GM), the Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the Clinical Research Network (CRN) to more closely align research activity to the needs of our citizens and form partnerships with industry to conduct world-leading clinical trials.
We have an active portfolio of innovation projects that are being deployed across Greater Manchester to help improve local people’s health and wellbeing. These include new technology and devices, digital products and tools, optimising medication and modifying practice. Our active portfolio of healthcare innovation projects span all aspects of health and care including maternity, cardiovascular, cancer, respiratory, mental health and frailty as well as cross cutting themes such as patient safety, medicines and precision health. As well as our local innovation projects within Greater Manchester we are also working at a national level through our AHSN Network and industry partners to improve the health and wellbeing of citizens.