The relationship between universities and NHS organisations is one of the oldest, strongest, and most valuable local partnerships in the UK, but the unprecedented health, human, and economic toll of COVID has exacerbated the existing inequalities within our society, forcing anchor institutions to rethink how they create positive impact for their communities.
Developed by the Civic University Network and the NHS Confederation, our new report explores the critical relationship between universities and the NHS, and their collective role in contributing to their local society and economy.
The report is intended to guide university and NHS leaders across the UK, and outlines five key principles which, taken together, can help to reimagine and reinvigorate university and NHS relationships – co-creating a renewed, post-pandemic partnership that puts place first.
Additional case studies
The report highlights case studies of work already happening across the UK to reimagine the relationship between universities and NHS organisations. However, we didn’t have space to include all the great case studies submitted to us in the report, so we have included them on the Civic University Network website, grouped by principle.