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 NIHR Clinical Research Network is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. We operate nationally across England through a national coordinating centre and 15 local branches delivering research in the NHS across all disease areas. The NIHR Clinical Research Network: North West Coast is hosted by Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The host is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of research in the Trusts, primary care organisations and other qualified NHS providers throughout the North West Coast area.


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

The Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC) supports applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems. It is a partnership between NHS providers, universities, charities, local authorities, the Academic Health Science Network and other organisations, and it undertakes implementation research to increase the rate at which research findings are implemented.