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Thank yous and acknowledgements

Delivering trustworthy data driven improvements in care for our patient population.

Thank you

This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the NHS as part of their care and support. Using patient data is vital to improve health and care for everyone. There is huge potential to make better use of information from people’s patient records, to understand more about disease, develop new treatments, monitor safety, and plan NHS services. Patient data should be kept safe and secure, to protect everyone’s privacy, and it’s important that there are safeguards to make sure that it is stored and used responsibly. Everyone should be able to find out about how patient data is used.


The CHC programme is a Northern Health Science Alliance led programme. It was funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and delivered by a consortium of academics and NHS organisations across the North of England. We would like to extend our thanks to the team at DHSC, the Treasury and the Office of Life Sciences. We are grateful to the CHC teams and close partners who have worked hard and shown commitment to make the programme a success with a high level of engagement and collaboration.

About the NHSA

The Northern Health Science Alliance is a pan regional health partnership established by the leading Universities, NHS Teaching Trusts and Northern Academic Health Science Networks. The NHSA works across a population of 15m people bringing together research, health science innovation and commercialisation for the benefit of patients. The NHSA also led the £20m Department of Health funded Health North: Connected Health Cities programme.


The views expressed in this report are not necessarily those of the Department for Health and Social Care or any other government department or wider partner organisations taking part in Connected Health Cities.

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