Leeds part of ‘connected’ pilot plan to tackle health inequalities

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A £4million pilot scheme is coming to Yorkshire in a bid to tackle health inequalities.

The Health North ‘Connected Health Cities’ plan will see health care and academic experts from across the North of England work together to help local services.

Yorkshire is one of four ‘city regions’ to benefit from the £20m Northern scheme, with data from Leeds as well as Bradford and Sheffield being used.

The project is being developed by the Northern Health Science Alliance, which brings together university medical schools, hospitals and science networks in the North.

Health and Innovation Minister Nicola Blackwood said: “It is fantastic to see Health North bringing data from different city regions together to benefit the patients they serve.”