New University and social care strategic partnership to fuel health research

Digital health

A new collaboration agreement between researchers at the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is set to drive innovation in health and social care. 

The Strategic Partnership Agreement formalises a long-time collaboration between the two. Teams of multi-disciplinary academics will join forces with the HSCP to develop solutions in response to real world and local challenges and inform best practice, as well as drive people-focussed innovation in the sector.

Joint research

The partnership largely focuses on four areas of shared interest: Collaborative Leadership; Maximising Independence; Multiple and Complex Needs; and, Children’s Wellbeing. The partners will carry out joint research and development to inform best practice and accelerate innovation.

It comes under the banner of Health and Care Futures at Strathclyde – an initiative launched in March 2020 that aims to make an effective and sustained contribution to the future of health and care in the UK and beyond. 

Professor Roma Maguire, Professor of Digital Health at Strathclyde and Director of Health and Care Futures, said:

We are delighted to announce the partnership along with HSCP, which cements a joint vision for the future development of the city through innovation, transformation and citizen-centred service and empowerment.

Susanne Millar, Chief Officer of Glasgow City HSCP, said: “Our formal partnership with one of Glasgow’s world-class universities – University of Strathclyde – builds on our existing track record of working together in research and development to inform best practice and drive innovation within the health and social care sector. It is an opportunity for us to focus on a number of shared priority areas that are not only in response to world challenges but also those that are particular to Glasgow.

“We look forward to continuing to work with the University of Strathclyde to make a real difference within these areas.”

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