AHSC designation recognises international excellence across research, innovation, education and clinical service, and in particular the potential to excel in translational medicine – the process of bringing the best new discoveries to bear on the care patients receive every day.
We are one of only six AHSCs in the UK and the sole AHSC outside of the South East.
We were initially designated by the Department of Health as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) in 2009 and have since been re-designated for a five-year period starting April 2014.
Through partnership with the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN), MAHSC provides clinical and academic leadership and helps healthcare organisations reap the benefits of research and innovation to drive improvements in care.
We exist to help bridge the gaps that lie between the different stages of translating new, evidence-based discoveries into standard healthcare practice. The diagram below describes how we do this.
If you would like to find out more, please download MAHSC’s 2013 AHSC application document.
Bridging the gap
Why Greater Manchester?
The population of Greater Manchester has some of the poorest health outcomes across the UK. However, it also hosts some of the world’s leading experts in medicine, research and healthcare. MAHSC was established to harness the knowledge of these academics and healthcare professionals in order to improve the wellbeing of local people.
For researchers and our industry partners, MAHSC is also unique among AHSCs in that it serves a stable population, rather than one in which a significant proportion of people are transient. This offers significant benefits to those seeking to evaluate the impact of new discoveries over a longer period of time.
To find out more about Greater Manchester and MAHSC’s research strengths, visit our research page.