International recognition for excellence in Active & Healthy Ageing

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NORTH health organisations have received international recognition for their work on active and healthy ageing.

Experts from across Europe reviewed bids from Greater Manchester, North West Coast, the North East and Yorkshire and Humber to become prestigious ‘Reference Sites’ for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) coordinated and gave strategic guidance for the bids, which saw all four sites awarded ‘Reference Site’ status and achieve a three star rating.

This means the four areas have demonstrated an innovative and comprehensive approach to healthy ageing with concrete evidence of the impact of their work on patients’ health.

Dr Hakim Yadi CEO of the NHSA said: “The North’s excellence in healthy and active ageing is second to none with centres of international importance located here".

The four organisations awarded the status are Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GMAHSN), Innovation Agency (North West Coast Academic Health Science Network), Newcastle University and Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), and Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (Yorkshire & Humber AHSN).

Further information is available on the NHSA website.