Leeds Academic Health Partnership

Leeds Academic Health Partnership

Leeds Academic Health Partnership represents the major, leading organisations and activities that comprise Health Innovation Leeds.

Our vision is that everyone in Leeds has the best opportunities to live a healthier life for longer.

With a focus on reducing health inequalities, we bring partners together to help solve the city’s hardest health challenges. 

We do this by

  • building a shared understanding of local needs so health and care innovations are driven by research evidence
  • using Leeds’ collective strengths to foster a thriving innovation ecosystem and support economic growth that benefits everyone
  • helping attract talent and investment to Leeds and position our city as a globally-leading health and care research and innovation ecosystem.

We also work closely with the Leeds Clinical Senate comprising the city’s most senior medical, nursing, and social care leaders. Irrespective of organisational boundaries, the Senate offers a system-wide view of the issues and challenges and providing advice, guidance and input to innovative solutions.



Contributing to new, evidence-based approaches to designing bespoke care for our population groups.

Supporting multi-partner funding bids for research, based on the city’s healthcare priorities

Profiling Leeds nationally and internationally as a leading city for health innovation



1st in the UK

Conceived and launched the Leeds Health and Care Academy. A pioneering approach and the first of its kind in the UK, supporting the learning and development for the city’s 60,000 people working in health and care.



Established the region’s first cross-sector healthtech partnership, now a flourishing West Yorkshire Healthtech Cluster supporting the region’s healthtech strategy.


£7 million

Secured commercial investment and grant funding for personalised medicine focusing on research to transform cancer diagnostics and care for people with frailty.

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