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HTN 100 Featuring: NHS Digital Academy, Leeds set for healthtech growth and Civica makes new acquisition

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NHS Digital Academy cohort 3 opens for applications

The NHS Digital Academy is a virtual organisation set up to develop a new generation of excellent digital leaders.

Applications for cohort 3 will be open until 4 October 2019. A detailed document and an application form, with instructions and key dates can be found here:

Leeds looks to healthtech for growth

Senior leaders from the HealthTech industry, the regional enterprise partnership, the NHS, local authorities, and five universities have announced a new partnership to accelerate health technology innovation.

They have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to drive forward new approaches in improving patient and population health and care through better and faster HealthTech innovation.The Leeds region is home to more than 250 HealthTech businesses, 200 digital and technology businesses operating in the health and care sector, leading centres of academic excellence in research and innovation, and West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, the third largest integrated health and care partnership in the country.

This new partnership agreement will put in place the strong, coordinated leadership and support required to fully capitalise on what is a globally burgeoning market. In 2015, that market was estimated to be worth $371 billion and was forecast to grow to $529 billion by 20221.

Signatories to the MoU include:

  • The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI)
  • West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
  • Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Leeds
  • University of York

Peter Ellingworth, CEO at ABHI, said “We are pleased that this partnership will accelerate HealthTech innovation and adoption across the Leeds City Region. HealthTech advances the efficiency and affordability of healthcare, transforms pathways and improves outcomes for citizens. Work that supports this vital sector will be crucial to the implementation of Integrated Care Systems, which are central to delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.”

Civica acquires occupational health cloud software specialist Warwick International Computing Systems

Civica has acquired specialist occupational health, and health & safety software provider Warwick International Computing Systems Limited.

Warwick International provides specialist cloud software to over 40 NHS Trusts, Mike Barton, Managing Director at Warwick International said “It’s a pleasure to join Civica, a market leader in familiar and new sectors, which will undoubtedly give us both breadth and depth of opportunities to extend our offering for even more customers to support their employees and maximise business efficiencies in this critical area.”

Wayne Story, Civica Group CEO, said “I am delighted to welcome Warwick International into the Civica Group, whose complementary software and expertise strengthens our existing health and care capability in line with our cloud-based strategy. We look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead and more importantly, to deliver increasing value to our combined customers.”


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