An Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a research and healthcare structure adopted by many of the world’s leading academic institutions and healthcare organisations.

Newcastle Health Innovation Partners was first accredited as an AHSC in April 2020 by The National Institute of Health Research, NHS England and NHS Improvement. We are one of eight AHSCs in the UK.

Created to break down barriers and increase cooperation and focus, AHSCs combine basic and translational health research, clinical care and education and work together to create world-leading improvements in healthcare and wellbeing.

The UK’s other designated AHSCs are:

Leading international examples of this integrated approach include:

AHSC’s allow unique partnerships between researchers and healthcare staff working at the front line delivering patient care. This reduces the time it takes the NHS and provider organisations to access new and higher quality treatments.

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