The University of Manchester in partnership with NHS Greater Manchester has been awarded more than £6.2 million to help make the NHS a safer place for patients, the Government announced today (Friday).
The money is a share of £13 million, which comes from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and will be used to advance and refine new ways of improving safety in hospitals, GP surgeries and in the community.
A team at the Manchester research centre will develop a new internet-based tool to help improve diagnoses made by nurses and doctors in GP surgeries. The tool will identify symptoms of cancer and rare diseases, which will help clinicians who are in any doubt about making a diagnosis.
Professor Aneez Esmail will be Director of the Manchester NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centre with Dr Stephen Campbell as Deputy Director. A second centre will be established at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London.
See: Manchester awarded £6.2 million to make NHS a safer place (Press release: 16 March 2012)