South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership - SEWAHSP
SEWAHSP - South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership – NHS and HEI organisations collaborating to improve health
The South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership (SEWAHSP) is an alliance with a mission to cooperate and collaborate strategically and operationally, to integrate high quality research and education and enhance the Region’s outputs in developing and applying improvements, innovations and health technologies to benefit the health and wealth of the population of Wales.
SEWAHSP was formed by the Higher Education Institutions and NHS organisations in South East Wales to reduce fragmentation in R&D and accelerate health improvement in line with Government policies. It will work closely with industry and funders, and bring together researchers, managers, practitioners, patient groups, planners and policy makers to achieve the mission.
The aims of the Partnership are to;
- Add value and enhance impacts by creating new synergies between NHS and HEI organisations to deliver the Welsh Government policies in health, science and economic development.
- Develop and sustain the South East’s reputation for research excellence.
- Improve the health and well-being of patients and the wider population by promoting and supporting innovation and research translation.
- Build on Wales’ long tradition of excellence in community health based research.
- Promote South East Wales for its record of research excellence and outstanding scholarship, to attract inward investment.
- Strengthen the research community by creating a vibrant and exciting research environment which will help to recruit and retain the very best professionals.
- Build a skilled workforce capable of advancing high quality multidisciplinary research which is population and people centred and leads to quality improvements in healthcare and public health.
- Contribute to economic prosperity, by developing existing and new partnerships with industry in the pharmaceutical and technical sectors.
The 10 Partners are: Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board, Cwm Taf Health Board, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, Velindre NHS Trust, Wales Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, University of Wales Newport and University of Glamorgan.