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Health Matters – Liverpool City Region

Liverpool City Region Health Matters ERDF and Northern Powerhouse Logos

Supporting health and care business growth in Liverpool City Region.

This programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Liverpool City Region Health Matters is a £1.9 million collaborative ERDF programme, connecting Liverpool City Region businesses with world-class health, care, technology and commercial resources. By coming together, it is uniting regional expertise in helping ambitious businesses develop and market innovative products and services, nationally and globally.

Why was LCR Health Matter set up?

Health is one of the biggest and fastest-growing growing sectors in the world but while the potential exists across Liverpool City Region to tap into these opportunities, so far certain obstacles have been holding our businesses back.

Health Matters programme was set up to catalyse businesses in the Liverpool City Region to become market leaders in health, well-being and care by encouraging the development of products, services and solutions.

Who is it for?

We offer support and development to any innovative businesses across Liverpool City Region capable of moving into the health and care sectors with new or existing products.

Business support available

Eligible businesses can receive support and advice to help them develop and deploy products and services into the health and care sector, with partners supporting activities including:

  • Direct your company to the right people
  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Provide real-world validation of products and services, showing evidence of impact and benefits
  • Deliver training workshops and targeted networking events
  • Showcase your success regionally and nationally

Health Matters is part of the Liverpool City Region Local Growth Hub which aims to provide a joined-up approach to local and national business support by actively engaging SMEs and growth businesses across the six local authority areas, to discover the right advice and support they need to grow.

Health Matters supports SMEs:

  • Wishing to develop their business within the health and care market
  • Based within Liverpool City Region: Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Halton, Knowsley or Wirral

For more information contact


Programme Manager Andy Cairns
T: 07507 847345

The Health Matters programme is delivered through a partnership between Liverpool John Moores University, the Innovation Agency (the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast) and Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company.