Minister of Life Sciences, Lord O’ Shaughnessy, visits Greater Manchester to officially open NorthWest EHealth’s new office
Last week Manchester based organisation NorthWest EHealth (NWEH) unveiled their new office space in the Bright Building, Manchester Science Park for an official opening by Lord O’Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health.
The opening marks a culmination of previous success for NWEH over the past ten years. NWEH are a ground-breaking organisation in the delivery of real world electronic health record (EHR) enabled clinical trials.
‘Thank you to everyone at NorthWest EHealth and the GM health and life science community for an inspiring visit. You are at the forefront of what the UK can offer, harnessing innovation and health integration to transform lives’.
Lord James O’Shaughnessy via Twitter @jamesosh
The event was a success in bringing together world class industry leaders. By highlighting the importance of correctly connecting EHR, NWEH have demonstrated pioneering work in transforming clinical trials and the positive impact on patient’s health outcomes.
Lord O’Shaughnessy’s visit to Manchester stems from his interest in understanding how the Office for Life Sciences can support similar innovative organisations, to deliver on healthcare priorities and leverage industry potential within the health sector, as outlined in the life science strategy.
NorthWest EHealth is continuing to position itself as the global leader of EHR enabled clinical trials having taken on new trials for delivery over the next four years: building on the success of the global first ‘Salford Lung Study’.
‘NorthWest EHealth were pleased to welcome Lord O’Shaughnessy to officially open our new offices. It was great to showcase the connected healthcare community of Greater Manchester and the possibility this offers to the Life Sciences Industry and improved healthcare’. Professor Martin Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, NorthWest EHealth
Collaboration and innovation generates income towards Greater Manchester’s devolved health budget and enables further integration of pioneering technology and medications. Supporting organisations who are working as industry leaders within the health sector will continue to have a wider economic impact, not only for the region, but also the wider UK landscape.