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:
- exploring the potential of the Leeds Care Record. Built on outstanding collaboration and connectivity across the whole local health and care sector in Leeds, this secure, virtual health and care record connects the data of more than 3/4 of a million people to their GP, hospital, mental health, community, hospices and social care services. Used by more than 5,000 clinical and care staff, it is helping them provide people with safer care that is better coordinated, more accurate and more efficient.
- exploring ideas for applying artificial intelligence (AI) to transform health and care, such as in medical devices, surgical procedures and smart drug delivery devices
- supporting the adoption of new technologies to enable people to play a greater part in their own self-care and interact in new ways with health and care professionals
- working with the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics, to connect world class academic data research and analysis with innovation which responds to local community needs.
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.