In 2021, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was selected by the Health Foundation, an independent charity, to be part of its programme supporting health care providers to create the conditions that will enable faster and more effective uptake of innovations and improvements.
One of only four such hubs, the aim is to create a centre of expertise and support within MFT to help the Trust and the local health system become better adopters of innovation, which will deliver benefits to the populations and patients we serve.
The MFT Innovation Hub will:
- support the adoption and adaption of novel, proven technologies, in order to improve health outcomes
- in partnership with Health Innovation Manchester, The University of Manchester and others, deliver across five inter-related work packages – people, process, culture, technology – with a cross-cutting focus on co-production and evaluation
- focus on digital technology as the initial exemplar for the Manchester Innovation Hub.
Professor Jane Eddleston, MFT Joint Medical Director, said: “The Hub will propel the identification, prioritisation, progression and evaluation of new technologies, and ensure they are rapidly adopted across the Trust and our region.
“Through close working with our workforce and local population, this will, in turn, drive improved health outcomes for the diverse communities across Greater Manchester who we are proud we serve – galvanised by the breadth of expertise available across our 10 hospitals, Managed Clinical Services and Local Care Organisation.