Healthcare Business Connect Cheshire and Warrington is a new support programme helping Cheshire and Warrington businesses working in the health and life sciences sector with products or services of interest to the NHS make the right connections. We want to help build capacity and capability and at the same time ensure high-quality patient care that is “better, safer, faster and cost-effective”.
Our support is tailored to help pre start-ups, and new and established businesses develop and grow their products and services by offering an impressive package of clinical and commercial assistance.
SMEs will receive a minimum of 12 hours free assistance covering a range of topics from market access advice to support for innovation and research applications. There’s also help with procurement advice, help on regulatory approval, access to business planning tools and one-to-one coaching. The programme also offers guidance on pitching and presenting, can signpost businesses to other initiatives and will offer regular healthcare market focused events.
This support and assistance is underpinned by access to NHS and social care staff, patients and carers, along with university evaluators and academics.
Over the next three years the aim is to support 90 existing SMEs, 20 new SMEs enabling them to create 60 new jobs and launch 24 new products. If you have an innovation or product that can make care and services better, safer, faster and cost-effective then contact us now for help in achieving your ambitions.
The Cheshire and Warrington programme is a partnership between the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, and Health Innovation Manchester.
Upcoming Event: Learn how to trade with the NHS – Ask the Buyer
Alderley Park Conference Centre on Wednesday 24th January 2018 , 9.00 am – 12pm
The event will give businesses opportunities to connect directly with the people within the NHS who are responsible for purchasing in the North West. Businesses will be able to ask a panel of senior NHS buyers questions about how to get services and supplies into the NHS. Information will be available as to the support Health Innovation Manchester can offer to businesses who wish to trade with the NHS.