Northern Health Science Alliance

The Northern Health Science Alliance is leading the next industrial revolution in health science. Uniting eight cities and 15 million patients for health and wealth benefit.

What is the NHSA? And what has it delivered?

The Northern Health Science Alliance is five – find out who we are and what we do.

Mission Statement

The Northern Health Science Alliance provides one access point to the health science ecosystem in the North of England creating a simple way for organisations to access the resources and expertise available in eight major cities.

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The Alliance

The Northern Health Science Alliance has delegated authority across the North's leading universities, research-intensive NHS trusts and four Academic Health Science Networks, with Board-level approval to enter into collaborative research partnerships.

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Work With Us

Working with the Northern Health Science Alliance is simple. Our dedicated team works with you to identify your research needs and streamline connections to research centres across the region.

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We have an excellent track record in establishing multi-centre collaborations allowing our partners access to best of breed expertise in centres across the North. Through this work we act as an advocate on a national and international level for the North’s vibrant health science ecosystem.

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8 Major Cities

Dedicated industry support for engagement with the Northern heath science ecosystem. Rapid processes and tools for engagement from technology scouting to industry led grant applications.

8 Top Universities

An active and responsive network of academics, clinicians and support bodies. Streamlined connections to research centres across the region.

8 NHS Teaching Trusts

Uniquely placed to help set up and coordinate multi-centre clinical studies alongside industrial partners across the North.

4 Academic Health Science Networks

Advice on establishing technology and clinical development programmes. Open to collaborative research models, including shared risk and reward.

George Freeman
MP, Chair of the Prime Minister's Policy Board

"The Northern Health Science Alliance’s successful representation of the North’s top institutions, facilities and researchers has drawn in industry and expertise to create a Northern Powerhouse in health science."

Kay Boycott
Chief Executive, Asthma UK

"Through the Northern Health Science Alliance we were able to harness the power of a diverse group of leading experts from the asthma research community and boost the opportunities and collaboration for asthma research."

Roger Hubbard
President, MPLN Inc.

"As a US company planning to open a branch in the North, we've found the NHSA to be very helpful, introducing us to individuals for collaboration and facilitating connections that would've been difficult to accomplish on our own."

Thomas Weaver
Chief Executive, Congenica

"Thanks to support from the NHSA, Congenica was able to deploy across the North’s major genomic laboratories and is now supporting the data analytics and data visualisation of whole genome sequencing."

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