Innovation Agency

The North West Coast AHSN covers the areas of Cheshire, Merseyside, South Cumbria and Lancashire, serving a population of approximately four million residents. The Agency is a product of the Government's Innovation, Health and Wealth strategy and is one of 15 established across England. Its primary role is to bring together NHS organisations, universities and businesses to ensure that health and social care innovation is spread at "scale and pace" with consequent benefits for the health and wealth of individuals, communities, regions and the nation.


NIHR Clinical Research Network: North West Coast (CRN NWC)

The Clinical Research Network: North West Coast is a partnership of NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Integrated Care Systems that form a network covering Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside. Only through research can health and social care organisations find ways to improve prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment for patients and the public. Clinical Research Networks are key enablers in this research goal, ensuring clinical research studies recruit patients so research questions can be answered and healthcare can advance.


The Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC) (formerly CLAHRC NWC)

ARC NWC aims to improve outcomes for patients and the public through collaboration working by bringing together academics, health and social care providers, members of the public, universities and local authorities. Its vision is to improve the quality, delivery and efficiency of health and care services; reduce health inequalities and increase the sustainability of the health and care system both locally and nationally.