Academic Health Science Networks have been set up to deliver a step change in health outcomes and in how health expertise and spend can generate wealth for the communities they serve.

Greater Manchester AHSN is a collaborative network of local NHS organisations, higher education institutes and industry. We are a membership organisation bringing together 30 NHS providers and commissioners and 4 universities. We aim to support Greater Manchester’s strategy for growth through enabling £1bn of wealth creation over 5 years, helping to create a healthier population with significantly increased wellbeing and a better educated and trained workforce.

We see ourselves as a system integrator; an organisation that links different parts of the health and social care ecosystem. We aim to develop stronger relationships between academia, healthcare and industry through alignment, advocacy, signposting and support to enable entrepreneurs to deliver value to healthcare and wealth to Greater Manchester.