Responding to the MadeAtUni campaign launched by Universities UK, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said:
“This campaign is a welcome reminder of the strength of British innovation and how our academic brilliance has helped us live longer, better quality lives.
“Universities and the health service have always been and will always be close partners - and not just in the training of our clinical staff.
“The work of the NHS would be made materially harder without these breakthroughs.
“Our colleagues in the Brexit Health Alliance are bringing together the NHS, medical research, industry, patients and public health organisations, to safeguard the interests of patients, and the healthcare and research they rely on, during the Brexit negotiations.
“This co-operation is of utmost importance in these uncertain times.”