The University of Manchester and the University of Melbourne have established a joint fund to deepen and extend collaborative research links between the universities. The fund covers travel and subsistence costs for staff to undertake short-term visits in both directions. Visits should enable collaborators to develop outputs and outcomes that leverage external funding. 2020 fund …

by Heather Smith

We had the pleasure of hosting a very busy Pop-Up Ecosystem today focusing on the challenges in Home and Social Care with the COVID-19 Emergency. We have fantastic input from our Ecosystems in Italy, Wales, Greece, Northern Ireland and North West England and for the first time our soon to launch ecosystem in Montreal – …

by Heather Smith

This platform is a partnership between the Department of Health and Social Care, the UK Bioindustry Association, British In Vitro Diagnostics Association and the Royal College of Pathologists.  We are seeking new and novel solutions to help deliver 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of April. We have set four challenges. Please add your …

by Heather Smith

Users of a new health and wellbeing app are contributing to a publicly-available heat map of people with COVID-19 symptoms, providing a national picture of the outbreak and its spread over time. The app was developed by UK company, Evergreen Life, in collaboration with data and health scientists. As more people add their responses to the data, the accurate …

by Heather Smith

A world first was achieved over 24 hours from 27 November 2019 to 28 November 2019 when ecosystems from across the 5 nations of England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales came together to ‘learn and grow’. Among the broad range of innovative case studies were RiTTA, a Chatbot supporting chemotherapy patients; examples of the …

by Heather Smith

NHS Digital have published their report ‘Digital inclusion for health and social care’ as a guide to help healthcare providers, commissioners, and designers ensure that services delivered digitally are as inclusive as possible, meeting the needs of all sections of the population.  To read the full report and download the guide please click here. 

by Heather Smith

NHS England’s global digital exemplar strategy in doubt amid looming cull of central IT projects Promised £200m second wave of exemplar trusts in limbo Strategy has been led by departing NHS England deputy CEO Matthew Swindells The future of the national strategy to improve NHS providers’ IT systems is in doubt amid budget constraints and …

by Heather Smith

Latest news, events & funding opportunities from the Manchester Ecosystem.

by Matt Grek

Health technology expert panel meets for the first time The Healthtech Advisory board will advise Matt Hancock on his technology vision for health and social care. IT experts, clinicians and academics will come together at the first meeting of the Healthtech Advisory Board today (19 November 2018) to help guide the government on its mission …

by Matt Grek

The meeting on July 12th of the Manchester Connected Health Ecosystem brought together delegates from academia, industry, and the NHS & social care organisations to hear about the opportunities enabled by the recent awarding of Local Health Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE) status to the City-Region. Healthcare data needs to be able to accessible by both …

by Heather Smith