Welcome to

Leeds Health and Care Academy

A ground breaking collaboration of Leeds health, care and university partners to create a single, joined up approach for innovative learning and development for all staff in health and care in the city.

Together we want to support the creation of ‘one Leeds workforce’ with the best skills, founded upon the best research and evidence, improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Leeds. Our work will impact everyone in Leeds – if you receive health and care services, if you work in the sector or would like to, if you are a carer or a volunteer – so please read on and find out more.

About us

Leeds has a bold ambition – to be the best city for health and wellbeing. A valued, well trained and supported workforce in health and care is key to this – and ensuring they can work closely together across organisational boundaries. This is to benefit the people who live and work in the city – to improve their experience of care wherever they access it and whoever cares for them.

To do this the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy is committed to building ‘one Leeds workforce,’ where the 57,000 people employed in health and care can work as if they are one organisation – one citywide team. ‘One workforce’ is about better ways of working to benefit the people of Leeds, including those who work in health and care. It is not about creating one big health and care organisation.

The innovative model for the Leeds Health and Care Academy was developed by the city in recognition that a step change was needed to tackle the workforce challenges we see nationally and in Leeds and maximise all the opportunities a joined-up approach could bring with it. Our role is to support the delivery of the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy, the Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy and deliver the strategic workforce priorities for the city.

As a Leeds Academic Health Partnership project, the Academy is a partnership of leading influential organisations in the city making decisions about research, health and care for its citizens.

Leading the way

Find out more about our exciting and innovative collaboration.  

The involvement of our universities will position the Academy at the forefront of  learning.

Our work

The current focus is on building firm foundations for the future and then we will move into the transformational stage. This transformative work will harness the many innovative opportunities for learning and development from research and technology.

Our university and college partners will play a key role in helping the Academy create and deliver new services, turning world-leading academic research and innovation into a reality for the city’s health and care workforce. 

Find out more about the themes driving our current work programme by clicking on the links below. You can also read out about the benefits they will bring to the city and some of the products and services that have been developed to support this important work.


Springboard Women’s Development Programme

We are delighted to congratulate the first cohort of women to complete the system wide Springboard Women’s Development Programme this week. Commissioned by the Leeds Women’s Network, the programme launched in January of this year and targets women in non-managerial...

A week to get your applications in. If you have any questions please get in touch!

Pls share. This August join @MyForumCentral for #SummerTimeOut a virtual Festival of Mental Health & Wellbeing at Work. All completely FREE of charge and open to anyone working in health & care #3rdsector #voluntary #community orgs in Leeds. Info here: https://bit.ly/308WRnG

Amazing #occupationaltherapy role in #Leeds - come and join our team if you’re passionate about supporting people who are homeless. So proud & thankful this role continues to be funded by ⁦@nhsleeds⁩ & excited to soon be part of a team of OTs. https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/B0221-20-5672

Fancy being part of something amazing?

Our pioneering @LeedsHCAcademy is #hiring. Two great new roles on offer: project manager and admin assistant

More details here http://bit.ly/2uQBSZm (both close 6 Aug)
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