Partnerships and Networks

Lancaster University's Partnerships: Major Health Initiatives

The Health Innovation team works with key strategic partnerships in large cross-sectoral health initiatives.

  • Blackburn Alliance

    A special strategic alliance between Lancaster University, Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackburn College applying the University's research, expertise, facilities and networks to improve local employment and skill needs, promote economic growth, accelerate the innovation and reform of public services and promote improved public health.

  • Lancashire Clinical Research Facility

    The Lancashire Clinical Research Facility is a partnership between Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lancaster University. Together the teams provide a unique combination of both physical and mental health research expertise.

  • Blackpool Alliance

    The alliance brings together the expertise and knowledge of Lancaster University, Blackpool Council, Blackpool and the Fylde College to create innovative solutions and improve skills in the health and social care sector enhancing the health of the local population, reducing health inequalities among population groups, while driving economic growth.

  • Lancashire Cumbria Innovation Alliance (LCIA)

    LCIA is a collaborative formed as part of the NHS England Test Bed pilot, one of seven sites awarded the opportunity to pilot various technologies as part of NHS England's Five Year Forward View to provide modernised healthcare to patients across the country.

  • Connected Health Cities

    Connected Health Cities accelerates the pace of progress in health and social care by safely using dates and technology to identify health improvements and quickly implementing them into a standard practice.

  • Whyndyke Garden Village

    Whyndyke Garden Village is a 1400 community development near Blackpool that will improve health and wellbeing, incorporating new models of care and digital health. It is one of ten housing development announced by NHS England in March 2016.

Lancaster University's Partnerships: Health Networks

The Health Innovation team connects the University to several health networks, including:

  • Bionow

    Bionow is an award winning specialist business development and services company serving the biomedical sector in the North of England.

  • Innovation Agency

    The Innovation Agency are the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast, covering Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria, with around 4.1 million residents.