Northern Health Science Alliance named
in Industrial Strategy
THE Northern Health Science Alliance, a
pan-Northern alliance of NHS teaching hospitals, Universities and Academic
Health Science Networks, is delighted to announce it has been named in today's
Industrial Strategy White Paper, reflecting our ability to support its delivery.
The strategy states the Northern Health Science Alliance will be driver of a
further phase of the Industrial Strategy Life Sciences Sector deal with the
North of England.
Dr Hakim Yadi OBE, CEO of the NHSA said:- "We are delighted to see the
announcement in the Government's Industrial Strategy White Paper today that they
will establish a regional sector deal for life sciences in the North of England
in partnership with the Northern Health Science Alliance. A regional sector deal
creates an exciting new opportunity for a dialogue between the North's health
innovation and life sciences sector and Government, ensuring we fully capitalise
on and continue to develop the North of England's existing assets and
infrastructure in life sciences. This has the potential to have a lasting
positive impact on the health and wealth of the region."
The NHSA is a health partnership of the North's leading Universities, NHS
teaching hospitals and four Academic Health Science Networks. It works together
with industry, Government and Life Sciences organisations to represent the North
of England internationally, nationally and at a local level.
Its ground breaking Connected Health Cities programme was awarded ₤20m by the
Department for Health in 2015 and is using data analysis to improve patient care
across the North.
Professor Ian Greer, Chair of the Northern Health Science Alliance and Vice
President of the University of Manchester, said:- "The North of England
has great capacity to deliver on the UK's Industrial Strategy, and with this
announcement it will help it to do so. Such investment will unlock the potential
in the North and deliver both health and economic impact. Being named in the
Industrial Strategy demonstrates the will of Government to work with our members
and partners, to further develop the many areas of excellence in the North of
England. Programmes such as our Connected Health Cities project, and many
biomedical research programmes across the region, are breaking new ground and
acting as drivers for investment bringing both health and wealth to North and
the whole UK."