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Key Stats
  • One of the largest regions in the England, serving a population of over 5.3 million
  • Home to two Core Cities – Sheffield and Leeds
  • 270,000 businesses contributing to an economy worth in excess of £80 billion. 
  • Many health challenges and inequalities exacerbated by the significant employment in heavy industries
  • Annual Health Budget £5.2m
  • Regional NHS budget £12bn.
  • 180 Health related SME
  • 20 health related Multinational Organisations
Key Priorities


Strategy for Health & Social Care: 

Facilitating system leadership for implementing e-Health technologies and solutions.

Facilitating access to funding opportunities, for example those run by the European Commission.

Enabling Yorkshire and the Humber to optimise the opportunities afforded by its 3 Star Reference Site status for Active and Healthy Ageing.

Enabling collaborations between regional stakeholders, for example, the NHS, Industry, academia, local authorities, patients and citizens.

Identify and promote opportunities for Y&H health communities to be involved in partnerships and/or funding programmes for implementing e-health solutions at pace and at scale. 

Expertise Areas: 3 Star Reference Site status for Active and Healthy Ageing – Airedale TBC


Key People