Engagement with Regional, National and International Networks

We work closely with the new NIHR and NHS England networks for research and innovation across the North West Coast, particularly the NIHR CRN, the NIHR CLAHRC, and the AHSN.

In addition, we are a founding member of the Northern Health Science Alliance, which links the eight northern research-led universities with their partner NHS Trusts to drive large-scale collaborative research across the whole of the north of England. We engage with and lead numerous national research networks, and are leading internationally initiatives on ageing, neurodegenerative diseases, end of life care, geostatistical modelling and malaria vectors.

We aim to increase not only our participation in these larger networks but also our strategic leadership of initiatives and programmes within their work streams to enable the Faculty to build further upon its growing reputation as a major focus for advancing and delivering high-quality research in health and medicine.