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Inclusive growth – turning rhetoric into reality

Inclusive growth – turning rhetoric into reality

Inclusive economic growth: if it was easy, every city would have cracked it. In July, Leeds City Council launched its inclusive growth strategy supported by ‘12 big ideas’. Is the strategy achievable, who is ultimately responsible for its success and what does an academic health partnership have to do with it?
Here, Leeds City Council’s Chief Officer for Economic Development (and a new member of the Leeds Academic Health Partnership’s operations group) Eve Roodhouse, offers food for thought.

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Unravelling the complexity in innovation

Unravelling the complexity in innovation

With medical, technological and scientific discoveries advancing at speed, and with big data – which we know ‘saves lives’ – accumulating as never before, what are the challenges in applying all this to driving innovation to transform our health and care systems? Biochemistry undergraduate Sophie Elvidge shares her reflections and insights after spending a year’s placement working hard at Leeds Academic Health Partnership.

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In love with the future: NHS 2088

In love with the future: NHS 2088

As the NHS turns 70 this month, our Chief Operating Officer Jo-Anne Wass considers the exponential acceleration in medical technology innovation, what its impact might be on health and care services in another 70 years, and the importance of having a vision to help us get there.

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Teaming ahead

Teaming ahead

What conditions are fundamental to successful innovation? How can organisations, cities and even whole nations tackle seemingly insurmountable, complex challenges? Dr Claire Kenwood, Medical Director at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, considers the importance of “teaming”, what it means and how it’s working in Leeds.

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All in the mind?

All in the mind?

As mental health awareness week gets underway, Danielle Thornton-Lee considers the growing concerns about mental ill health in children and young people. Is it becoming more prevalent, if so what are the causes and how do we know it’s not simply all in the mind? 

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