Health & Life Sciences

The Health and Life Sciences sectors are of critical importance for the Liverpool City Region, with more than £1 billion recent investment in local infrastructure across the NHS, universities and industry. Along with its neighbours across the North West of England, Liverpool City Region forms one of three main concentrations of Life Science clusters in the UK.




People Employed

The region is a global hub for R&D and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, with particular focus on:

  • Precision medicine/’omics
  • Infectious diseases
  • Children’s health
  • Independent living

Liverpool City Region has a strong research intensive Higher Education base that brings together leading life sciences and medical research with sophisticated facilities to support precision medicine/’omics, infectious disease and other areas.

The region is also one of the largest biopharmaceutical manufacturing clusters in Europe with major companies such as Astra Zeneca, Seqirus, Eli Lilly and Actavis, and a rapidly expanding commercial R&D community, including one of the largest clusters of eHealth companies. The region provides a range of incubation and other facilities for SMEs and large companies. Life sciences/medical activities with industry and academia employ 6-10,000 (depending on the definition used).

Healthcare sector employs approximately 108,000 people (~17% workforce), with Liverpool being home to more specialist hospitals and health centres than any other UK city outside London. Research and innovation is central to NHS and social care activities locally, with a number of organisations facilitating the deployment of new technologies.

The Liverpool City Region LEP and partners support the growth of the health and life sciences sectors. If you would like to collaborate with world-leading expertise, grow your business or open up a new facility, please contact Dr Andrew Rose, Life Science and Health Sector Manager You can also follow developments via Twitter @LCRLifeScience

Read Invest Liverpool Advancing the City Region – Health & Life Sciences

Health & Life Sciences Board

Peter Timmins


Mark Basnett

Liverpool City Region LEP

Matt Biagetti

Invest Liverpool

Dr Liz Bishop

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Simon Bryson


Dave Burrows


Hayley Citrine

The Walton Centre

Seth Crofts

Edge Hill University

Geoff Davison


Lorna Green

Innovation Agency

Sue Higginson

Wirral Met College

Prof Anthony Hollander

University of Liverpool

Kevin Keily

Medilink North of England

Cliff Kirby


Dr Dawn Lawson

Liverpool Health Partners

Mike Palin

St Helens MBC

Steve Powell

Rutherford Diagnostics

Andrew Rose

Liverpool City Region LEP

Bernard Ross

Sky Medical Technology

Richard Ryrie

Elanco Animal Health

Colin Sinclair

Liverpool Knowledge Quarter

John Whaling

Liverpool City Region LEP

Nicola Wilson

Northern Health Science Alliance

Peter Winstanley

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine