‘There’s a better way to do it, find it!’ - T. Edison
One of our important goals is to develop and deliver innovative ideas and solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of the 2.4million people living across our area.
To do this we have identified several key areas of work which through working together with organisations from industry, universities, and public and voluntary community partners, we can create a culture that uses ‘innovation’ to improve people lives. This helps to make sure people have the best start in life and every opportunity to live a long, happy, and healthy one.
By working together, we aim to inspire the growth of the area, both economically and socially, and help to alleviate some of the pressures that our services experience.
To support our ambitions as an organisation we have a close working partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (Yorkshire & Humber AHSN) who have access to a range of professionals and organisations with expertise in local and national healthcare projects and companies.
Here are just some of the innovation projects that we have been working on:
- Healthy Hearts project to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke for people at highest risk (with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN)
- Outpatients Transformation Learning Network
- TytoCare and transforming remote patient monitoring in the region (with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN) including accelerating the future of healthcare with better remote care options for cleft lip and palate babies
- Healthy.io Smartphone self-care for people with diabetes (with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN)
- MyCOPD app helping patients to self-manage their condition (with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN)
- Improving diagnosis and management of Pre-Eclampsia (with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN)
- Learning from our response to the COVID-19 pandemic (with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN)
- Green accelerator programme to help tackle our carbon footprint (with Yorkshire & Humber AHSN)
We are also working with the following organisations to make sure that innovation reaches everyone and above all improves people’s health.
Shared care records
We work with the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record to use the latest advances in technology to improve connectivity and integration across care providers and between different IT systems safely and securely. This includes providing safer and more efficient care for mums and mums to be.
- Thrive by Design
- Leeds Academic Health Partnership
- Bradford Innovation Hub
- Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust Innovation Hub at Leeds General Infirmary
- Digital Health Enterprise Zone (University of Bradford)
- Allied and Medical Health Technology Hub (within the Future Technologies Centre at Bradford College)