Martin Gibson is Chief Executive of Northwest EHealth, Director of the NIHR Clinical Research for Greater Manchester. He is a consultant physician specialising in diabetes and lipid disorders at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Martin is an active clinical trialist and has had a long-term interest in the use of electronic clinical data systems to improve healthcare and facilitate research.
NWEH specialises in developing supported easy-to-use software tools for clinicians, scientists and managers to undertake research, audit, commissioning and care – www.nweh.co.uk.
The National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR) networks provide infrastructure support for academic and life science industry clinical research across the country. These actively managed networks have significantly increased the capacity, capability and performance of the UK across all phases of clinical research – www.nihr.ac.uk.
The Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network is one of fifteen AHSNs that provide national coverage. AHSNs have a remit to improve patient and population health outcomes by translating research into practice and to develop and implement integrated health care services – www.gmahsn.org.