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About health provision in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has a unique opportunity to shape the future model of health provision in the region and is well-placed to build an integrated system that develops healthy communities and builds on our academic and regional assets to create jobs and investment.

Access to the NHS market can be tough, especially for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which can face significant challenges to introduce new and innovative products especially that require rigorous testing and trials before they can be adopted.

In partnership with TRUSTECH, the NHS Innovation Experts, our support programme is for SMEs working in the Life Sciences sector and the wider business community to help deliver smarter and more efficient innovations for our health and social care services, where it’s most needed. 

Fully-funded support

Our fully-funded support is for businesses that believe they have an innovative product, service or technology that has the potential to benefit the NHS and/or wider health markets. These include the personalisation, self-management, social care, public health and social housing market areas.

Our service supports businesses to develop their route to market strategy, commercialisation of products or services, and the internalisation of healthcare innovation.

From the development of physical and digital prototypes to reviewing your business infrastructure, we’ll give you all the advice and tools you need to access the appropriate health service decision-makers and realise your capacity to grow.

We aim to deliver long-term health and wealth benefits to Greater Manchester by providing specialist business growth support underpinned by expertise, knowledge, and access to health and social care commissioning and procurement processes. 

STEP INto Healthcare: cohorts 2 and 3

The second group of SMEs looking to engage better with NHS procurement teams start their journey on the STEP INto Healthcare programme.
Find out more: STEP INto Healthcare: cohort 2 launch

And we're already on the lookout for SMEs to participate in future rounds. Cohort 3 will start towards the end of 2017, so if you're looking to develop and sell your product or service into the NHS, why not register your interest?
Register your interest: STEP INto Healthcare: cohort 3

What's included (1)

Business Support - expertise based on your needs

What's included (2)

'STEP INto Healthcare' - take your product to the NHS

Eligibility

SME in Greater Manchester

Cost to your business

None - it's free to access

STEP INto Healthcare

An intensive support programme for SMEs in the healthcare and life sciences sector in Greater Manchester.

Find out more

Gaining crucial NHS approval

Manchester healthcare company eLucid mHealth turned to the Business Growth Hub for support and advice around business strategy, planning and finance. They were also keen to explore how the Hub’s contacts and links could help gain access to the NHS supply chain.

View full case study
Apply for the service Contact our enquiry team

Innovation Network

Our Innovation Network is an opportunity for business leaders and senior managers to meet other ambitious businesses, investors, research establishments and innovation organisations, such as universities and technology specialists, to pick up new knowledge and skills.

Gain access to the knowledge held in our world class universities and research institutes.

Share ideas with leading innovators from global organisations and the wider professional community.

Join our Innovation Network now (eligibility criteria apply)