With a specific emphasis on driving and supporting health innovation and a particular focus during 2017-22 on:
- Establishing the Health Innovation Campus as a world-class centre of excellence for innovation in health and wellbeing, with clear alignment of its priorities to the strengths of the Faculty and the University and strong engagement of staff from all parts of the University including the Faculty
- Establishing a Health Engagement and Innovation Team with structures and processes that promote effective engagement with the health sector on behalf of all parts of the University
- Co-developing effective strategic partnerships with a comprehensive range of organisations and individuals internationally, nationally and locally, placing particular emphasis on those relationships that help us to shape our work to address key challenges in population health, promote the national and international impact of our work, enable those with a stake in improving population health in Lancashire and Cumbria to benefit from the University’s expertise and become an ‘academic health system’, and enhance the career prospects of our graduates. Locally this will include the NHS, other public sector organisations (e.g. councils), the third sector, businesses, and local communities and patient/carer groups
- Making best use of existing expertise, supporting staff to develop their ability to engage effectively and to drive innovation based on co-creation, co-development, co-evaluation and entrepreneurialism.