Manchester is the home of graphene and is a leading light in cancer research, hosting the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute. Its other specialist areas include eHealth through the Farr Institute and expertise in precision medicine. Health Innovation Manchester brings together the Greater Manchester AHSN and its Academic Health Science Centre.


Centres and Institutions

The University of Manchester:

A world top 100 university with an exceptional research portfolio.

Health Innovation Manchester:

Health Innovation Manchester brings together the Greater Manchester academic health science network and academic health science centre under one single umbrella, which also represents Greater Manchester’s wider research and innovation system.

Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:

The first teaching hospital in the community.

NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre:

The centre conducts research into musculoskeletal disease, hearing health, respiratory disease, dermatology and three cancer themes (prevention, radiotherapy and precision medicine).

The University of Manchester Innovation Centre:

Innovation incubator providing state of the art biotech and high tech facilities.

NHS Quest:

Home to the first member-convened network for 11 Foundation Trusts to focus on improving quality and safety.

CLRN and Topic Research Networks:

Top national recruiters for two of the last three years and conducted more NIHR commercial studies than any other network for each of the last three years.

The Nightingale Centre:

Europe’s first purpose-built breast cancer prevention facility.

Manchester Cancer Research UK Centre:

One of 15 Cancer Research UK centres with a state of the art £20 million research building.

The Christie Cancer Centre:

The largest cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 40,000 patients each year and the first UK centre to be officially accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre.

Innovative mHealth ecosystem formed from collaboration of 18 local organisation and three major industry players, Intel, Bosch and Janssen Healthcare Innovation:

Flagship project of the ECHAlliance international network.

Centre for Genetics in Healthcare (Nowgen):

A national reputation for public engagement work delivering a wide-ranging programme of public events including exhibitions, surveys, and debates.

Arthritis research centre for UK Epidemiology:

The only centre to assess epidemiology of arthritic disease in the UK.

NIHR Greater Manchester patient safety translational research centre:

Develop evidence-based approaches to keep patients safe in their interactions with primary care.

NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility:

Provides facilities for early phase clinical research studies in adult and children across four sites at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

NIHR Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMCs):

The Manchester ECMC has an active early phase (Phase I/II) clinical trial programme in various cancer types, with coupled biomarkers studies, which aim to inform treatment decisions and monitor the effectiveness of therapies.

Manchester Centre for Genomics Medicine (MCGM):

The centre unifies NHS services and The University of Manchester research and teaching, creating one of the leading centres for clinical genomics in Europe.

UK Biobank:

UK Biobank is a major national health resource with the aim of improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses. Funded by a range of sources including the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council.

Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC):

CLAHRC is a collaboration to put research into clinical practice.

The Health eResearch Centre/Farr Institute:

This is one of only four Health eResearch Centres that make up the UK’s Farr Institute, home to England’s only fully e-enabled health Trust and Europe’s flagship Connected Health Ecosystem.

Proton Beam Therapy Centre:

One of two PBT centres being developed nationally and funded by a £250m Government investment.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE):

NICE provides guidance, advice, quality standards and information services for health, public health and social care.

National Graphene Institute:

The National Graphene Institute will be the world’s leading centre of research into the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material - graphene, which was discovered at the University of Manchester.

Genomic Medicine Centre:

Eleven Genomic Medicine Centres (GMCs) were established in December 2014 by NHS England. These centres will lead the way in delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Clinical Proteomics Centre for Stratified Medicine:

This £12.8m facility will use new developments in mass spectrometry.


Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:

The leading provider of tertiary and specialist healthcare services in Manchester, the Trust treats more than a million patients every year. Its specialist hospitals are home to hundreds of world class clinicians and academic staff.

Salford Royal Hospital:

Largest national provider of health and social care.

Trafford General Hospital:

"The Birthplace of the NHS". The first NHS hospital, opened in 1948 by Aneurin Bevan.

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital:

The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital provides specialist healthcare services for children and young people.

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital:

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is one of the largest eye teaching hospitals in Europe. Globally acknowledged as a centre of excellence.

Manchester Royal Infirmary:

This teaching hospital has several areas of excellence.

University Dental Hospital:

The University Dental Hospital is one of the key specialist dental hospitals in the UK. Around 90000 patients attend for treatment every year.

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