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Mike Burrows

Mike Burrows is the Managing Director of the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) Previously he was the Director of the NHS England (Greater Manchester) Area Team, a role that followed on from that of Chief Executive of NHS Greater Manchester. From May 2004 until May 2011 he was Chief Executive of Salford Teaching Primary Care Trust. Originally a Doctor of Biochemistry, Mike has worked both in the finance discipline and general management within the NHS. He has an active interest in the use of evidence based medicine and a passionate believer of the benefits of strong ties between the NHS and academia. In this respect he was one of the founding Board members of the Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre (MAHSC) and under his leadership developed Salford PCT to be one of the leading research active PCTs in the country.    

In his current role Mike has the responsibility for engaging the NHS, academia & industry to generate health & wealth in Greater Manchester particularly through the adoption and diffusion of innovation and research output.      

In his previous role as the Chief Executive of NHS Greater Manchester Mike shaped the concept of a major programme of service transformation in Greater Manchester entitled ‘Healthier Together’ which is now being led and delivered by the 12 CCGs.    

Interim Chair of Council, member of Finance & Resources Committee, Remuneration Committee, Honorary Degrees Committee.