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.

Update – December 2020

Covid Vaccination Training

Leeds Health and Care Academy and colleagues from health and care organisation across West Yorkshire are working together to coordinate, develop and source essential training for the Covid Vaccination Workforce. 

This is now accessible to experienced vaccinators, new vaccinators and vaccination support staff who are deployed to deliver the Covid Vaccination Programme across West Yorkshire.

Further information is available here.

Leeds COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

COVID-19 National Guidance and Resources

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.


Launch of Data Analyst Apprenticeship

On behalf of Leeds, the Academy is delighted to welcome our first cohort of Data Analyst Apprentices from across the Health and Care system, starting on 29th September 2020.  In partnership with WhiteHat, this innovative L4 Data Analyst Apprenticeship combines...

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...

📢The Virtual Networking Club is back!

An opportunity to connect with colleagues and increase your understanding of the Leeds health and care system.

Sign up using the form below by May 3rd and you will be introduced to a colleague for a virtual chat.


Thank you to the attendees from One New Leeds, who joined the @betterconvolds skills development session.

New dates have been released for May 2021 click on the link below to see what everyone is talking about.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/betterconversations-30794835390 @nhsleeds @ABCD_in_Leeds @DHSCgovuk

Join @WYHDigital in an online masterclass in digital communities on 10 May from 10am until 12noon. Hear about innovations to create more inclusive digital communities and share your ideas for the future. http://ow.ly/QrZz50Etgp6

Well if you want to be someone who can say they’ve worked in one of the best teams ever and delivered on the cities ambition to improve health and close inequality gaps - this role is for you. Come and join us and make a positive difference. https://twitter.com/kateconnell_/status/1382977845442543618

Do you work in health and care in Leeds? How we can create the space for more kind and compassionate conversations with each other.
Our skills workshops allow the opportunity to reflect on how you are feeling and what impact your conversations are having.