Leeds is the UK’s third largest city with a population of 760,000. It is diverse and multi-cultural, a city which, according to the latest census data has a similar demographic to England and Wales as a whole. According to the latest information from Leeds City Council, the wider Leeds city-region is home to a combined population of 3 million and a workforce of 1.37 million and a £64.6 billion economy. We have the fastest growing economy in England and over the next ten years, the regional economy is forecast to grow by 25 per cent.
The vision for Leeds is for it to have a strong economy and to be a compassionate city. The city wants to be recognised as the best city in the UK for health and well-being. This forms part of Leeds’ aim to be the best city in the UK by 2030. It is our ambition to lead from the front and to place the city and Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health will spearhead innovation in health and care locally, nationally and internationally – innovation which is for the benefit of the public and patients of the city of Leeds and beyond
Leeds has the highest concentration of health informaticians in the UK. There are 160 different informatics organisations in the city which is also home to NHS Digital, the ground breaking Leeds Care Record and the Leeds Institute of Data Analytics.
Leeds also has a comprehensive and productive research, science and innovation infrastructure, immediately accessible expertise which the Leeds Centre for Personalised Medicine and Health will involve and collaborate with.
The Leeds research, science and innovation infrastructure