Our region

The Innovation Agency is the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, which covers Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria with a population of around 4.1 million.


We connect NHS organisations, local authorities, businesses, the third sector and academia to form collaborations which support innovations and improvements in health and care.

Below are links to the two integrated care systems, 21 NHS trusts, 11 local authorities and nine universities in our region.

Integrated Care Systems

Provider trust
Clinical Commissioning Groups
NHS England
  • Northern Area Team
  • Lancashire Area Team
  • Cheshire and Merseyside Area Team

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