Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, established in 2009, runs eight hospitals in Manchester and Trafford: Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and University Dental Hospital of Manchester in Manchester, and Trafford General Hospital, Altrincham Hospital and Stretford Memorial Hospital in Trafford.
It is a teaching hospital of the School of Medicine, University of Manchester and one of the Shelford Group. Sir Mike Deegan has been Chief Executive since 2001. He was reckoned by the Health Service Journal to be the 54th most influential person in the English NHS in 2015.
The Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) Research and Innovation Leadership Team is responsible for the strategic development of research and innovation, to enhance the Trust’s status as a leading research hospital.
Professor Hanley is responsible for the performance of the Division and setting the Trust’s strategy research direction, ensuring that the Trust achieves its ambition to become a world-leading integrated health, teaching, research and innovation campus. He serves as advocate for the Division’s research across the Trust, including supporting the best possible care and opportunities for patients and staff.
In addition to his current clinical work caring for patients with all forms of endocrine disorder in Greater Manchester and beyond, Professor Hanley runs a laboratory research group studying human development and stem cell biology.
Kathy is responsible for the delivery of high quality and safe research services within the Trust through the operational management of the Research and Innovation Division. She oversees the performance of teams such as the Research Office, Divisional Research Managers and Clinical Photography and Medical Illustration.
Since 2009 Central Manchester Hospitals (CMFT) and The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at The University of Manchester have worked together to increase research capacity and capability and promote evidence-based practice amongst multi-professional staff.
This has resulted in the development of more clinical academic nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (AHPs) taking leading role in research activity and applying research findings to inform and change clinical practice, 8,759 Patients Recruited to Participate In Clinical Studies, 661 Research Studies Open to Recruitment or In Follow-Up Phase 292 New studies approved in 15/16.