Health Innovation Manchester
Health Innovation Manchester is at the forefront of transforming the health and wellbeing of Greater Manchester’s 2.8 million citizens.
Health Innovation Manchester was formed in October 2017 by bringing together the former academic health science network and academic health science centre under one single umbrella, which also represents Greater Manchester’s wider research and innovation system.
Despite having one of the fastest growing economies in the country, people here die younger than those in other parts of England. Cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses mean people become ill at a younger age and live with their illness longer than in other parts of the country. Our growing number of older people often have many long-term health issues to manage.
Therefore, Health Innovation Manchester has a pivotal role in bringing forward a constant flow of targeted innovations and putting them through an effective but streamlined evaluation process so they are adopted at pace and scale across our 10 localities.
We do this by harnessing the assets of our world-leading researchers, fostering partnerships with industry and supporting our NHS and social care providers to adopt innovation, such as through digital technology, changes to practice or optimising medication.