NHIP Vision

We aim to become the most integrated and innovative Academic Health Science Partnership in the world, working with innovators to discover, develop and deliver new solutions in healthcare, improving the population’s health for North East and North Cumbria citizens.

The Partners work collaboratively to translate world-class research and innovation into real world benefit, improving the population’s health and generating economic growth for the North East and North Cumbria region.

Academic Health Science Centres are designated by NHS England and NHS Improvement and the National Institute for Health Research for demonstrating excellence in health research, health education and patient care.

Our Strategic Priorities

Research & Translation

Building on excellent science, our research and innovation will translate discovery into real world benefit, reducing inequalities and improving health outcomes.

Economic Growth

We translate innovation into practice to develop and commercialise products to stimulate economic growth and support population health and wellbeing.

People & Culture

By building a culture of collaboration, and keeping citizens at the heart of our agenda, we are building a more resilient and skilled future-facing workforce and maximising local economic opportunities.


Professor David Burn

“The health challenges faced by our region make the AHSC particularly important. The centre will catalyse work in making a significant improvement to the health, wealth and wellbeing of a population of 3.2 million people.

“We are stronger if we work together and the collaborative efforts taking place to do our best to protect people against coronavirus is a prime example of this.”


Dame Jackie Daniel

“This is an exciting opportunity for Newcastle Hospitals, which further cements our close links with the local authority, Newcastle University and other partners.

"Research and collaboration between organisations plays a huge part in providing the best possible, high quality care for patients and improving health and wellbeing. We need to work together to look at early discoveries and take them all the way through to ground-breaking care and treatment.”


Pat Ritchie CBE

“The new centre is recognition of the close partnership working between Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and the NHS to help people in the region.

"Our region has some of the country’s greatest health inequalities and the aim of this centre is to help address these by delivering new treatments, pioneering research and better workforce education."


Dr Nicola Hutchinson

“We look forward to playing a key role in translating research outputs into patient benefit and economic growth for the region, by supporting the evaluation, adoption and dissemination of innovation at pace and scale.”


John Lawlor

"The new centre will enable us to come together to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, working collaboratively to address health inequality.

“NHIP is an exciting opportunity for CNTW to work with colleagues from the City Council, Newcastle University and Newcastle Teaching Hospitals to develop new evidence-based interventions to support health improvements and reductions in health inequalities.”

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