Creating an impact where it matters

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network is one of 15 innovative networks established by NHS England to transform healthcare by ensuring new technologies and services reach the clinic quicker and faster.


Over the next five years, the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network will bring about a step change in the way NHS organisations, universities and industry work together, actively sharing best practice, and providing for rapid evaluation and early adoption of new innovations.

It will achieve this by:

  1. Improving population health through its Wellbeing Programme, where employees are provided with tailored lifestyle support to boost physical fitness, healthy eating and employee wellbeing
  2. Transforming health care through the establishment of an Improvement Academy and a shared Information resource. This will support partner organisations to reduce variations in clinical practice and improve care for all
  3. Creating wealth by working more closely with local, national and international business to speed up the introduction of new technologies and products.

New innovative wellbeing programme
The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network has partnered with the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and Sheffield Hallam University to provide a tailored lifestyle support programme to NHS employees.

The programme encourages NHS employees to boost fitness levels, morale and wellbeing through individualised lifestyle checks, and is estimated to save the NHS £3 for every £1 spent in sickness absence alone.

Creating impact in patient safety
The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Service Network has established an Improvement Academy and Integrated Intelligence and Information Resource to support NHS organisations in their continuous journey to improve patient safety and reduce avoidable hospital deaths.

Wealth creation
The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network is working with UK-based company RD Biomed to ensure that the benefits of a new painless way of diagnosing reflux, Peptest™, is realised across the NHS. The new test could save the NHS across England £25m, and transform care for thousands of patients needing invasive, and often unpleasant tests

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