Healthcare and Innovation

An economic powerhouse with global reach, West Yorkshire is the UK’s leading centre for healthcare and innovation, and an international leader in commissioning and delivering integrated health and social care services.

With five out of six NHS national offices based in Leeds, including NHS England and NHSX – the largest single health commissioner in the world – and some of the world’s largest healthcare data platforms – NHS Spine, NHS database, Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), EMIS and TPP – its unrivalled health ecosystem provides opportunities for investment and growth.

West Yorkshire offers an exceptional talent pool. Across the region, over 196,000 people are employed in health and science jobs, while the region’s seven universities produce over 17,000 STEM graduates each year. 

It is home to six world-leading life sciences clusters of academic excellence and commercial innovation, operating in the areas of diagnostics and personalised medicine, wound care and regenerative medicine, digital health and telecare, patient systems & health informatics, medical technologies, and drug discovery & pharmaceuticals. 

West Yorkshire also offers the largest concentration of medical device companies in the UK, with a cluster of over 250 medical technology businesses including 65 digital health, and accounting for a fifth of all UK digital health technology jobs. 

We believe our health ecosystem is unique for its local connectivity, its national reach with government and the collaboration across private, public and voluntary sectors. It offers a distinctive opportunity to launch and accelerate investor growth ambitions in the UK and beyond.

West Yorkshire Health and Life Sciences Showcase

With over 196,000 people employed in this sector across the region, our world-leading companies are at the forefront of medical innovation.

Case studies

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