As 2022 draws to a close, we’d like to thank you for your continued contributions and commitment to theSeasons greetings.png Greater Manchester Imaging and Pathology networks. As a direct consequence, the networks have really gathered momentum and are growing in maturity. Our Pathology Network has reached emerging status, and our Imaging Network is one of only 7 networks in England to have reached developing status.

This year has seen lots of highlights for both networks including the completion of the GM PACS implementation in March, the start of the roll out for digital pathology for the region and the opening of our first Community Diagnostics Centres.

We have secured over £13 million in funding for our digital diagnostics projects which will enable us to continue to invest in the latest technology to improve patient care and diagnostics. Our Clinical References Groups, Modality Leads Groups, and Operational and Performance forums are now in place and beginning to realise the benefits we can deliver for our patients and staff by working together.

2023 will see us continue with our programme of works as we work more collaboratively across the region to further improve services for patients and staff.

On behalf of the network team, we would like to wish you a happy and healthy festive season.