The University and NHS GGC establish Glasgow Health Sciences Partnership

Issued: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:51:00 BST

The University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to form the Glasgow Health Sciences Partnership (GHSP). The aim of the GHSP is to better integrate world-leading research, top quality education and expertise in clinical practice between the University and NHS.

By identifying and moving forward areas of health innovation, such as the implementation of Precision Medicine in Scotland, the GHSP aims to improve health outcomes, deliver better healthcare and generate economic benefits for Glasgow. The GHSP will also ensure a high level of teaching and learning experiences for a wide range of healthcare staff. It will additionally translate research discoveries and innovations into healthcare reality for patients.

The MOA was signed by the University’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli and John Brown, Chairman of NHS GGC. Mr Brown commented: “On behalf of the NHS Board, I am delighted to formalise our relationship with the creation of this new partnership. We have worked closely with the University of Glasgow in the field of medical innovation and research for many years. The strong relationship between the two organisations has been the catalyst for many advances in medical treatments, with improved success rates and better targeted therapies. This continues to benefit patients not only in Greater Glasgow and Clyde but also further afield”.