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Vision and purpose

Our vision is that the people of Leeds live healthier lives for longer.

We work to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Leeds by engaging academic capabilities in education and research with the health and care system across the city in order to speed up the adoption of research and innovation. And we help attract inward investment and drive economic growth that improves skills, jobs and wealth for everyone.

Watch our short film here which explains our strategy. 

We bring to life approaches which

• improve the quality, efficiency and sustainability of health and care services

• drive economic growth that improves skills, jobs and wealth for everyone

• narrow the gap in the health and wellbeing between people in deprived and those in more affluent communities.


We’re achieving our aims through the following foundational pieces of work.

One Leeds workforce

In a pioneering approach, we’re supporting the development of ‘one Leeds workforce’ across the health and care sector, through our new   Leeds Health and Care Academy.

This is a ground breaking collaboration of Leeds health, care and university partners to create a single, joined up approach for innovative learning and development for everyone – that’s around 57,000 people –  working in the city’s health and care services.

Personalised medicine and health

We’ve established the Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health, enabling Leeds people to benefit from the latest innovations, treatments and technologies.

Personalised medicine is about moving away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to the treatment and care of people with particular health conditions.

It harnesses technological and medical advances to enable more informed decision making so that therapies can be carefully targeted for each person. That means their health condition can be prevented, managed or treated in an individual or ‘personalised’ way specific to their needs.

Information and technology

Harnessing the power of data, information and cutting-edge technology, we’re:

A culture of health and care innovation 

We’re working across the health and care system to develop a culture which prioritises and facilitates the adoption and spread of innovation.

Find out more about our work.