NHSA welcomes its first mental health trust member

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) has announced its first mental health trust member since it was founded seven years ago

Press release 18 January 2019

First mental health trust member of NHSA announced

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) has announced its first mental health trust member since it was founded seven years ago.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) is the first mental health trust to join the alliance of the North’s leading universities, research-intensive NHS trusts and four Academic Health Science Networks.

RDaSH provides mental health, learning disability, drug and alcohol services and community health services across Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire. As an NHSA member its research team, called Grounded Research, will be able to engage with the NHSA’s joint research partnerships, advocacy, business development and international and national programmes.

Dr Nav Ahluwalia, RDaSH’s Executive Medical Director, who heads the research team, said: “The NHSA is at the forefront of establishing multi-partner collaborations between healthcare systems and leading industry from medtech to pharma, biotech and digital health companies.  It’s exciting and excellent to be working with them.”

Hakim Yadi, the Chief Executive of the NHSA, said: “The NHSA works across the North of England giving a voice to, encouraging collaborations with, and drawing investment into the exceptional health research taking place in the region.

“RDaSH’s work pioneering new community-based approaches to health research is incredibly exciting and we are delighted to be working with such a dynamic forward-thinking team.”

The Northern Health Science Alliance has brought over £60m worth of contracts to the North of England. It has been named as a delivery partner in the Government’s Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Sector deal and revealed over £1bn of investment in the region’s life sciences.

Caption: Pictured at the signing of the joint agreement with the NHSA are, from the left (front row), Hakim Yadi, Chief Executive of the NHSA, and Kathryn Singh, Chief Executive of RDaSH, surrounded by (back row) RDaSH Chairman Lawson Pater, RDaSH research Assistant Director Heather Rice, Dr Nav Ahluwalia, RDaSH Medical Director and Hannah Davies, Head of External and Public Affairs for the NHSA.

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EDITORS NOTES

NHSA

The NHSA ltd 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. It links the North’s universities and research-intensive NHS Teaching Trusts with four Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) covering a population of over 15 million.

The NHSA’s members include: Newcastle University, Durham University, University of York, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, Lancaster University, University of Sheffield, University of Leeds, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust, South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, Innovation Agency AHSN, Yorkshire and Humber AHSN, North East North Cumbria AHSN, Health Innovation Manchester.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) provides a range of mental health, learning disability, drug and alcohol services and community health services across Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire.

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