As part of its long term growth strategy ‘Getting Leeds Working’, Leeds is creating an Innovation Health Hub which aims to create an open platform for healthcare data and will also will incorporate a number of digitally driven initiatives such as a clinical training and simulation centre, an innovation lab, health-related mobile applications and a digital teleconferencing centre.66 Leeds City Council is making all council data available on its website (such as city centre footfall data) and the Leeds Data Mill also gathers datasets from different organisations on a single platform. The council is also implementing the EU INSPIRE Directive which aims to share spatial information with other EU governments and to facilitate cross boundary policy making.67


  • 66 Straughan T (2013), Leeds Innovation Health Hub, Leaders for Leeds update, PowerPoint presentation accessed online on 20 March 2014. Leeds: Leaders for Leeds and Leeds and Partners.
  • 67 Leeds City Council website www.leeds.gov.uk