Reducing health inequalities, tackling climate change and addressing the manifold pressures exacerbated by the pandemic have all come into sharper than ever focus over the last 18 months.
At the same time, across the city, region and nation, we are preparing for changes to organisational structures in health and regional government.
Following the UK’s EU exit, we are also preparing for an emerging, new policy context in health, innovation and research.
In light of these factors and to ensure we continue to align with and best support our core partners’ evolving strategies, Leeds Academic Health Partnership is revisiting its strategic priorities.
We are doing this under the leadership of interim acting Managing Director Kate Lodge. Kate’s substantive role is within one of our Partner organisations (Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network) as Head of Strategic Partnerships.
Kate said: “Today’s challenges are complex, pressing and far-reaching for everyone. So it’s crucial and timely that we also refine and strengthen our focus so that we have the greatest impact for our city and region.
“We are in close discussions with our partners to agree how we best achieve this and I’m delighted to help lead this phase.”