Welcome to Leeds Health and Care Academy

A groundbreaking 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 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 whether you receive health and care services, if you work in the sector or would like to, so please read on and find out more.

Leeds has a bold ambition – to be the best city for health and wellbeing.

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.

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.

The Academy is developing into an integral part of the city’s workforce pipeline and continuous development of knowledge, skills and culture. Its portfolio is designed to deliver ‘system-based, transformational learning’ which actively progresses the Leeds Workforce Priorities. In practice, this includes shaping new educational pathways such as T-Levels and Apprenticeships, developing critical workforce skills such as leadership and digital capabilities, and supporting mobility and career progression across organisational boundaries.