It’s all about new ideas, creative thinking and transformational ways of working.
It’s cutting edge, challenging and brave.
It might involve risk but can offer great and far reaching benefits for Leeds’ people.
Experts are working hard to innovate - to find new, long-term ways to improve people’s health and care.
Leeds is AMAZING It’s the UK’s third largest and economically one of the UK’s fastest growing cities.
Is one of the UK’s leading innovation hubs
Has a population of nearly 800,000.
Is one of the top UK cities for starting a business
Is ranked best UK city for quality of life
Is ranked 16th globally for growth in venture capital investment
Over 62,000 students from 151 countries
World-class academic community delivering excellence in health innovation and research
One of the UK’s largest further education colleges
has its health and care system organised in such a straightforward way.
Single commissioning voice
1 Local authority
3 NHS Trusts
to be the best city for health and wellbeing, the city’s most senior leaders decided that Leeds needed a strong and broad partnership to help do just that.
That means we also help attract investment into Leeds which improves skills, jobs and income for people in all our communities.
We are one of the largest of our kind in the UK.
We bring together academia, health, social care and some charity sector organisations to work in partnership to serve our city.
At the heart of this big partnership is our small team, working as a conduit between our partners.
In serving the city, our job is to find experts in Leeds and bring them together to help solve some of the city’s hardest health challenges.
Our city’s experts need opportunities to forge new collaborations, to think and plan ‘outside of the box’, and to find solutions which transform our world long-term.
We help turn groundbreaking ideas into life-changing realities, creating new ways to transform local people’s health and wellbeing.
Providing a unique route to advice, challenge, approval and support from the city’s senior leaders and influencers
Brokering resource and expertise to ignite and support exclusive projects
Providing ongoing management and practical business support to incubate projects as they emerge and grow.
Making vital introductions
Providing unique creative space and time
The unique combination of contacts, skills and experience within the partnership means we can interpret and respond to the challenges the city has set us.
>Social and biomedical science
>Third sector community health
>Marketing and communications
>Private sector insights, experience and contacts
>Higher education policy, partnerships and insights
>NHS nationally, regionally and locally (management and clinical)
>National and local government
As populations age and the demand for health and care services increase, where will the future workforce come from?
And as innovation is advancing quickly, training and development for our health and care workforce must also quickly adapt.
To respond to this challenge we designed and launched the new Leeds Health and Care Academy.
It supports the city’s ambition to have ‘one workforce’ across health and care, giving people a more seamless experience of its services.
Looking across organisational boundaries, using the latest training methods and embracing new technologies, it will help everyone think and work as if they are one citywide team for the people of Leeds.
It will help those in all Leeds’ communities to have the best possible chance of securing jobs and training in health and care.
And because our universities are helping design the education and training, our workforce will be informed by the very latest research and evidence.
57,000 people as 'one workforce'
Transforming culture, capacity and capability
Working together across organisational boundaries
Harnessing our universities' world-leading evidence, research and education
No two people are the same. Yet traditionally, medicine and healthcare has offered a ‘one size fits all’ approach. So, how can we offer care that is more individual and personal?
Instead of considering illnesses in the same way for everyone, personalised medicine takes a closer look at each person’s unique biology.
Advances in science and technology means we can understand people’s individual risk of ill health and help them prevent it, in a way that is absolutely personal and best for them.
It also means we can provide the right care, individually tailored for them.
We launched the Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health in 2016.
When we use health and care services, the people who care for us record information – or data about us. This means they have the most up-to-date information they need to provide that care as safely as possible.
But how else can we use that data in ways that benefit the people of Leeds?
By working carefully with Leeds people, we’re exploring how to enable city researchers to use this data for the public good.
It’s vital that this research is done in safe, legal, ethical and transparent ways.
How can we harness the best talent in health technology to solve our citizens’ greatest needs?
The healthtech sector is booming.
And this is forecast to continue and grow. Healthtech offers amazing new ways to prevent ill health, manage long-term conditions and even cure disease.
This can only succeed if the NHS, innovators, healthtech companies, universities and local government work closely together in a new way.
So - in a bold new move – we’ve brought these partners together from across the Leeds City Region to do just that.
Our health and care workforce
Working smarter together as if one citywide team, informed by the latest evidence, research and technologies.
Making it personal
Understanding how to tailor care for each individual and discovering new ways to predict and prevent ill-health.
Learning from data
Working carefully the people of Leeds to use their data to improve their health and care.
Helping the NHS, innovators, healthtech companies, universities and local government to work closely together in new ways, to improve health and care for citizens.