The Northern Health Science Alliance Ltd (NHSA) is a partnership established by the leading Universities and NHS Hospital Trusts in the North of England to improve the health and wealth of the region by creating an internationally recognised life science and healthcare system.
The NHSA links eight universities, eight NHS Teaching Trusts and four Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). Together the Alliance and the four Northern AHSNs cover a patient population of over 15 million people.
The NHSA acts as a single portal bringing together research, health science innovation and commercialisation to provide benefits for researchers, universities and patients.
The NHSA was recently successful in a bid for £20m to start work on Connected Health Cities. These will be delivered to integrated data sets across health and social care in four major city-regions across the North of England. The vision is for each of the four city-regions to establish a secure data repository which integrates health data across primary and secondary care and links to social care data so that care planning, commissioning and delivery might be better supported.
For more information visit thenhsa.co.uk