New research partnership

A new partnership which harnesses world-class expertise will ensure patients in the North East will benefit sooner from new treatments, diagnostics and prevention strategies.

Bringing together Newcastle Hospitals and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trusts (NTW) with Newcastle University, the newly-formed ‘Newcastle Academic Health Partners’ will deliver world-class healthcare through collaborative scientific research, education and patient care and mobilise the collective capabilities of the three organisations in support of economic growth.

The alliance will focus on delivering scientific advances that improve physical and mental health in common age-related chronic diseases, such as dementia and musculoskeletal disease. It will also specialise in improving understanding and treatment of cancer, diseases that affect the brain and those affecting children.
Working across the two trusts, Newcastle Academic Health Partners will translate clinical research into practice developing improved diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies as well as an innovative health education programme.

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust aims to deliver world-class services and participating in research is a key part of doing that. Our service users have already benefited from research carried out in partnership with Newcastle University and we are excited about the opportunities provided by this formal partnership to deliver world-leading research to benefit our service users and, indeed, people around the world.

John LawlorNTW Chief Executive

The partners have developed a five year plan that includes recruiting and training the next generation of researchers and providing national leadership in healthcare education. This collaborative approach is helping attract some of the brightest researchers and practitioners to Newcastle and the North East region.

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