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New venue supports partnership working to drive innovation in health and care

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As part of the Leeds Digital Festival, today sees the official opening of Co>Space North; a new health and care collaboration, co-working and innovation space in Leeds city centre.

NHS Digital has joined representatives from NHS England, Leeds City Council and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust to develop a hub for engaging with innovators, small medium enterprises (SMEs) and health and care professionals.

The partnership supports NHS Digital’s commitment to working collaboratively to deliver the technology and digital ambitions outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan.

James Hawkins, Director of Strategy (ai) at NHS Digital said: “Leeds has a proud heritage of being home to exciting and innovative health tech organisations, large and small and in both the public and private sectors.

“Places like Co>Space North create room for the next generation of companies to innovate, get some space and flourish.  Effective partnerships are the key to success and this new venture will provide a fertile ground for collaboration.

“I look forward to seeing the new technologies and research that will come out of Co>Space North.”


Notes to editors

  1. Visit for more information about the space.
  2. Visit the Leeds Digital Festival website for more information about specific events and workshops taking place between now and 3 May.

NHS Digital is the national information and technology partner of the health and care system.  Our team of information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend.  Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to make health and care better.

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Last edited: 24 April 2019 3:55 pm