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:
- Cambridge University Health Partners
- Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre
- Manchester Academic Health Science Centre
- Oxford Academic Health Science Centre
- UCL Partners
- Kings Health Partners
- Bristol Health partners
Leading international examples of this integrated approach include:
- Melbourne Academic Centre for Health
- University Health Network (Toronto)
- Cleveland Clinic (Ohio) in the United States
- Johns Hopkins Medicine in the US
- Karolinska Institute in Sweden
- UCLA health System (Los Angeles) in the United States
- Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands
- SingHealth Duke -NUS, Academic Medical Center, Singapore.
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.