Manchester trust and university join forces with Siemens to spearhead earlier detection of health issues across the region

The capacity to detect cancers and other health conditions that disproportionately affect the Greater Manchester population has been accelerated through a new strategic partnership.

A memorandum of understanding between Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Siemens Healthineers and The University of Manchester (UoM), will formalise already close working relationships between the three organisations.

In January 2021, the trust and Siemens Healthineers confirmed a 15-year technology partnership with a value of approximately £125 million. The partnership ensures the provision and replacement of key radiology equipment across nine hospitals.

Key priority areas encompassed by the new agreement include earlier detection and intervention for cancer patients; data-driven approaches to early diagnosis ensuring patients receive the right treatment sooner; and integrative diagnostic approaches for conditions that disproportionately affect the Greater Manchester population, such as heart disease and preventable cancers.

Picture: Vice dean covering research and innovation, faculty of biology, medicine and health at The University of Manchester Professor Neil Hanley, trust head of innovation Dr Katherine Boylan and Siemens Healthineers research collaborations lead Dr Alexandra Olaru.

See the full report on page 7 of the October 2022 issue of RAD Magazine.

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