Newcastle Health Innovation Partners, one of eight Academic Health Science Centres in the UK, brings together world-class research, education and clinical practice for the benefits of the region.

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 population health for North East and North Cumbria citizens.

View the NIHP Award Submission document (March 2020) here.

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Our Partnership

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.

The foundation of our partnership is built around five outstanding organisations:

With a combined annual turnover in excess of 2 billion, over 35,000 employed staff, 600 researchers and a population of 3.2 million to serve.  Our excellence is reflected in research, education, patient care and a proven track record in addressing regional inequalities.

As an Academic Health Science Centre, NHIP combines excellence in research, health education, patient care and improving population health.

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners works with a range of partners across the North East and North Cumbria, and beyond, supporting prevention, improving health outcomes and generating economic growth through collaborative partnerships and programmes.

These include:

Watch our video below to find out more about how NHIP work collaboratively to reduce health inequalities across North East and North Cumbria:

Our Values

In early 2021 NHIP will communicate with NHIP Partners and the broader community on the values and beliefs for NHIP to inform how we wish to behave and operate at all levels of the partnership. These core values may include:

  1. Serve the citizen
  2. Mutual trust
  3. Let go for the wider benefit
  4. Listen and evolve together
  5. Go where no one else has gone
  6. Show how it should be done
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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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