Health services research

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As well as studying specific diseases and conditions and their treatment, our researchers also look for evidence about the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services. This sort of research might look at things like how changes to health services might affect patients, improving efficiency of services and how treatments could be personalised to meet the needs of patients.

We collaborate with other organisations on this research, including:

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester supports applied health and care that responds to and meets the needs of local populations and local health and care systems. The NIHR ARC-GM is part of Health Innovation Manchester and its research activity will be pivotal in finding new and better ways of preventing illness and delivering care, ensuring that Greater Manchester continues to be at the leading edge of health innovation, care and treatment.

The University of Manchester’s Population Health Division

The Institute’s  research aims to both improve people’s health and reduce inequalities in health through improved understanding of the factors underpinning disease causation, progression, and response to treatment; innovations in healthcare policy, organisation and delivery, including screening and prevention; better tailoring of health interventions to the needs of the individual, including innovations in personalised / stratified medicine.

NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC

The Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (Greater Manchester PSTRC) is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and works on behalf of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with The University of Manchester. It aims to develop evidence-based approaches to keep patients safe in their interactions with primary care; develop capacity in primary care patient safety research; and develop and test educational interventions aimed at both patients and practitioners to improve patient safety