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Leeds is emerging as a world leader in healthcare innovation, with a globally leading ecosystem fuelled by internationally renowned research institutions, cutting edge companies and true collaboration.

A hive of healthcare innovation, and home of the NHS, Leeds is accelerating work around the £1.5billion Innovation Arc, part of the West Yorkshire Investment Zone home to some of the biggest private and public sector names in the north. The Arc is co locating entrepreneurs, businesses and clinicians to deliver world class solutions through diverse innovation.

World-leading infrastructure

At the centre of the Innovation Arc, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, are building two state of the art new hospitals, in what will be one of the most significant healthcare projects in the UK and a once in a generation build for the city.

It will transform healthcare in the region as well as be the catalyst for a new innovation village, creating a world-class hub for research, innovation and technology in health and life sciences.

The already established, award wining Innovation Pop is successfully supporting the latest advances in science, research, and technology into real world solutions for the benefit of patients, and ultimately more widely across the NHS.

Leeds is also home to St James’s University Hospital, internationally famous as Europe’s largest teaching hospital, employing over 20,000 staff and affectionately known as Jimmy’s

Leeds’ digital health jobs make up 22% of the UK total, with some of the NHS’s major suppliers based here including DePuy Synthes, Brandon Medical, Egton Medical Information Systems (EMIS) and IT consultancy company BJSS who delivered the redeveloped NHS Spine. Our unique health and social care ecosystem encourages collaboration across private, public and voluntary sectors, with everyone working together to improve health outcomes in our city.

Gateway to collaborative globally leading health and care research

Find out more from Health Innovation Leeds, the city’s  internationally-renowned health and care research and innovation ecosystem  [Home – Health Innovation Leeds]