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Our support for the life sciences and healthcare innovation industries

We have a strong track record of collaboration with life sciences companies and are passionate about the contribution that clinical research can make to patient care.

We provide:

  • dedicated research support
  • keen research teams embedded within local health services
  • competitive performance data that demonstrates our local strengths and opportunities

We’re based within Europe’s largest clinical academic campus, home to extensive experimental and early phase facilities, including three integrated NIHR Clinical Research Facilities. And our region is one of the UK’s top biomedical industry clusters, containing three Life Science Enterprise Zones and more than 300 companies.

The Salford Lung Study is an example of a recent ground-breaking trial that we supported. From the early engagement co-ordinating getting all the GP practices and pharmacies involved with the study, through to running training sessions for the nurse teams; we were heavily involved throughout. Find out more.

Find out more about our research support offering via our life sciences and healthcare innovation fact sheet.

Contact CRN Greater Manchester's Life-sciences Industry Team.


Study Support Service

For any study that is eligible or applying for Network support, we offer a range of services across the research pathway that will help study feasibility, set up and delivery to time and target. Find out more.

Contact CRN Greater Manchester's Study Support Service Team.


Research in Primary Care

We offer support to enable research to be carried out in Primary Care settings such as GP practices, pharmacies and care homes. See the below video for full details:


CRN Greater Manchester performance updates

If you have any performance-related questions, please contact Craig Johnson, Head of Information Management & Technology, craig.johnson@mft.nhs.uk or call 0161 276 8040.

See our latest performance updates.


CRN Greater Manchester monthly newsletter

Our latest monthly newsletter for all the latest from the network - May 2019

Ear, Nose and Throat - North West Research Update: March 2019


CRN Greater Manchester potted information


CRN Greater Manchester Training Information

Find out more about the training we provide across Greater Manchester for people planning or delivering NHS research:

See our upcoming training courses.


Patient and Public Involvement

Patient and public involvement (PPI) in research is an important part of our funding, commissioning and management process. We expect researchers to actively involve the public in their research. We also involve members of the public in reviewing funding applications and as members of decision-making committees and panels, making recommendations about research funding. Find out more.

For more information contact Janet Eastwood, Head of Communications, janet.eastwood@mft.nhs.uk, or call 0161 276 4646.