Regional Co-Directors

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, The University of Liverpool and Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Andy Clegg, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Leeds and Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Associate Directors

Monica Jones, Chief Data Officer DATA-CAN, University of Leeds.

Dr Séamus O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Health Science Alliance.

Professor Hedley Emsley is a Consultant Neurologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at Lancaster University.

Professor Suzanne Mason, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Sheffield and Barnsley Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Tjeerd van Staa, Professor of Health eResearch, University of Manchester

Coordinating Organisation

The University of Liverpool.

Associate Organisations

  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lancaster University
  • The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • University of Leeds
  • Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • University of Manchester
  • Northern Health Science Alliance
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts
  • Newcastle University
  • Salford Royal Foundation Trust
  • University of Sheffield
  • South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System
  • Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


The Northern Better Care Partnership brings together world-class universities, digitally-enabled NHS institutions and academic health science systems. It serves over 16 million people in the North where the rates of poverty, morbidity, premature mortality and poorer clinical outcomes are higher than in other regions.

The Partnership will initially focus on three projects towards better care for elderly people living with frailty. Each project will employ extensive, available data and advanced analytical techniques to gain actionable insights for optimising delivery of care. They will use early findings to expand the research and implementation, firstly across other Northern cities, in collaboration with the Northern Health Science Alliance and the four Academic Health Science Networks, and subsequently UK-wide.