University’s VC appointed Board Chair of Liverpool Health Partners

The University of Liverpool’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Jones has been appointed Board Chair of Liverpool Health Partners (LHP).

Tim took up his post this month, chairing the October Board Meeting.

Liverpool Health Partners is the academic health science system for the Liverpool City Region. It is made up of seven NHS Trusts and three Higher Education Institutes.

Tim said: “I’m delighted to be chairing Liverpool Health Partners Board which brings together clinical and academic expertise across Cheshire and Merseyside for the benefit of our communities.

“It is clear that we have significant work to do to tackle the health inequalities facing our region and I know that together we will continue to make progress in improving health outcomes and economic productivity.”

In addition to his role as Chair of the LHP Board, Tim is a member of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Business & Enterprise Board, the N8 Research Partnership, Liverpool Knowledge Quarter Board and Sciontec Board as well as a Director of the Russell Group and member of Universities UK.

Seamus O’Neill, Managing Director of LHP, said: “I am delighted that Tim has joined the LHP Board as Chair. He brings a wealth of experience in successful partnership working to the role and we have already seen how, under his chairmanship, we can harness the clinical and academic strengths of the Liverpool City Region to deliver on our vision for LHP.”