Institute of Health & Society





The Institute of Health & Society brings into the local community of the North East of England a wide ranging and multi-faceted expertise in public health and primary care, and an understanding of issues in national and global contexts. Its work locally informs and is informed by national research, where detailed knowledge of the local context can be compared with and expanded to other areas.

We work closely with local NHS trusts, commissioners, and primary care services, local authorities, and civic and community groups, as well as patients, carers, and interested members of the public through extensive involvement and engagement activities.

We are keen as well to bring our knowledge to local doctors and health professionals through programmes of continuing professional development and, for trainee medical doctors, higher professional training.