Health Innovation Manchester

Health Innovation Manchester is an academic health science and innovation system. It brings together the research, education and clinical excellence of the Department of Health designated Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) with the expertise and national connections of the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM-AHSN). It encourages the adoption and spread of innovation across local and national health economies.

By harnessing the skills of our world-leading researchers, Health Innovation Manchester fosters partnerships with industry to support the NHS and social care providers. It also promotes health innovation through digital technology, changes to practice or optimising medication.

Through extensive local, national and global collaborations, Greater Manchester is becoming a major biomedical and health hub. It provides clinical and research leadership and helps health and social care organisations reap the benefits of research and innovation. This helps drive improvements in care.

Through a robust structure and work programme, the cancer research domain will ensure:

  • sustainability of our three existing cancer themes within the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) as well as build strength and depth in new cancer based themes,
  • it contributes to the rebranding of MAHSC,
  • the implementation of an IOG (improving outcomes guidance) compliant configuration of specialist surgical services, and
  • the further development of cancer education across Manchester.

Last updated: December 2021

Christie stories during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're doing all we can to make sure patients get the treatment, information and support they need. Read some stories from our patients and staff to find out what The Christie is doing at this difficult time.

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“We have seen a lot of our research staff return to the office. This has massively improved morale as it is a lot easier to connect with people.”
Corinne Faivre-Finn, Christie consultant
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“The experience has allowed me to be able to hear what is not being said. The extraordinary strength and resilience of individuals as they greet you with a smile… when you are aware of the pain and anguish they will be going through.”
Digital services team, redeployed to telephone patients
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“Of course, the COVID-19 virus has not gone away – we have to be cautious and we have to proceed in an appropriate way.”
Professor John Radford, director of research at The Christie
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