Health and Innovation

Leeds is the UK’s first city of health innovation. Our unique health and social care ecosystem encourages collaboration across private, public and voluntary sectors. Hospitals and education establishments. Government departments and tech businesses. Charities and commissions. All working together to improve health outcomes, and all open for conference organisers to tap into a network of experience and skill.

Leeds has the bold ambition to be the Best City for Health and Wellbeing, where people who are the poorest improve their health the fastest. The city is a major hub for health innovation and home to:


National health and care bodies including: NHS England, NHS Digital, NHS Leadership Academy and Health Education England

Major local public sector organisations including: Leeds City Council (2nd largest local authority in England by population), NHS Leeds CCG, NHS Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Leeds and York Partnership Foundation TrustA strong private sector and a thriving third sector – not to mention three world class universities.


Leeds is proud of its unique health and social care ecosystem and the exciting collaboration opportunities this presents to make difference to health outcomes and inclusive economic growth.