Manchester Academic Health Science Centre
Uniting leading healthcare providers with world-class academics and researchers through MAHSC
In April 2020, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC), part of Health Innovation Manchester, was officially designated by National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), NHS England and NHS Improvement up to 2025. Find out more about the designation in this news story.
Academic Health Science Centres are designated by NHS England and NHS Improvement and the National Institute for Health Research for demonstrating excellence in health research, health education and patient care. MAHSC is one of only eight academic health science centres in England – and the only one in the North West.
Our goal is to make new scientific discoveries and shorten the time to turn them into effective treatments to deliver benefits for patients locally and around the world.
Greater Manchester Academic Health Science and Innovation System
As part of Health Innovation Manchester, MAHSC brings together our world leading academic and NHS partners to drive health research.
The MAHSC discovery and translation strategy is delivered by six domains, each led jointly by an academic and an NHS clinician and chaired by a CEO from a partner Trust. The domains are: Cancer, Cardiovascular & Diabetes, Inflammation and Repair, Mental Health, Neuroscience, and Women & Children.
Crucially, research projects undertaken via MAHSC and GM’s other research bodies are pulled through HInM’s innovation pathway to provide a rich pipeline of evidence-based innovations that can be deployed at pace and scale. It means we can make real fast-tracked improvements to the health of local people and beyond.
- The University of Manchester
- Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
- The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
- Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (part of the Northern Care Alliance)
- Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
We also work in close collaboration with Manchester’s thriving scientific community and research infrastructure and Greater Manchester’s other higher education institutions.
Find out more about MAHSC's six research domains:
MAHSC News and Updates
News: 12/10/21 MAHSC Fellowships to improve neurology diagnosis and care. Read more
News: 23/8/21 New paper on Health Innovation Manchester as an Academic Health Science System published in the International Journal of Integrated Care. Read more
News: 8/7/21 Nine new Greater Manchester research projects aiming to shed new light on neurological diseases receive MAHSC funding. Read more
News: 2/6/21 MAHSC Collaborators develop new research report into healthcare system impacts of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing. Read more
Report: 1/6/21 Find out more about MAHSC in the 2020-21 Health Innovation Manchester Impact Report. Read the report.
News: 19/5/21 New brain research centre launches in Greater Manchester Read more
Visit the Health Innovation Manchester News page to see more news and updates.