Rare Diseases is a key research theme which spans across all areas of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
We have an international reputation for undertaking pioneering clinical research. We are coordinating research across the Trust in order to broaden our Rare Diseases research portfolio in a number of areas; this will provide opportunities for access to new and ground-breaking research, as in the field of cell and gene therapy trials and other clinical trial opportunities, as well as improving diagnostics, referral pathways, service delivery and patient outcomes.
We are also making critical interactions with partners in the Life Sciences sector; University of Manchester, Health Innovation Manchester, and the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Network, in order to advance our Greater Manchester Industrial Strategy.
Get in touch
Contact: Stephanie Yau, Rare Diseases Project Manager, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust: 0161 276 5931
Find out more about our rare disease work in Stephanie’s blog: Why we need to focus on rare disease – individually rare, collectively common
Rare Disease in the news
- Manchester Royal Eye Hospital administers its first gene therapy treatment
- Advancing gene therapy: a cure for haemophilia?
- £6.8m government award to Manchester health consortium
- Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine
- Willink Centre
- NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
- NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility
- NIHR Bioresource Centre Manchester
- European Molecular Genetics Quality Network
- 100,000 genomes project – Genomics England
- European Reference Networks
- iMatch, Innovate UK
- Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
- Rare Diseases UK