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UCLan Joins Health Science Alliance

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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will join forces with a selection of northern hospital trusts, universities and Academic Health Science Networks as the health partnership expands.

UCLan in Preston, joins other leading northern universities in the alliance, alongside research-intensive NHS trusts and the region's four Academic Health Science Networks.

The university has prioritised health research and its academics are producing research across a range of disciplines including healthy and wellbeing and clinical and biomedical sciences.

UCLan's Professor StJohn Crean, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Clinical and Health, said: "We are delighted to take up associate membership of the NHSA. The northern research community benefits from strong collaborations and partnerships and we look forward to making a significant contribution in terms of regional impact. UCLan will contribute a number of world-class research areas and bring workplace partners within the field of health and medical science to the Alliance family, enabling the region to influence the health of the nation and beyond."

As a member of NHSA, the university will join a network of organisations that are leading the way in health innovation.

Since its inception six years ago, NHSA has brought more than £60m worth of contracts to the north of England and has been named as a delivery partner in the Government's Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.