Your health and life sciences update

Helping you to find the support and skills that will benefit you, here’s our round-up of the latest health and life sciences news from across the Liverpool City Region.

But first, a message from our Director of Innovation at Life Sciences, Dr John Dyer: “As we head into the summer term it’s time for us to look outside our school walls and share more of the exciting developments students can benefit from across our city and the wider region.”

Life Sciences Investment Zone plans to supercharge opportunities

Ambitious plans to supercharge Life Sciences across the Liverpool City Region have been unveiled in a new prospectus.

Showcasing 21 projects that will create new hi-tech facilities, 8,000 new jobs and save lives across the world, major developments are proposed at Maghull Health Park, St Helens Manufacturing and Innovation Campus, Earlsfield Park Knowsley, Sci-Tech Daresbury and Knowledge Quarter Liverpool. In the Knowledge Quarter, two new buildings will provide additional laboratory space to boost the city region’s world-leading infection innovation capabilities too.

Liverpool partners in £4m mental health research hub

The University of Liverpool is part of a new £4 million research hub to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and support for people experiencing severe mental illness (SMI).

Led by Queen Mary University of London, the new hub aims to generate knowledge on the role of the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age in influencing the course and outcomes of SMIs and explore how ‘protective’ social factors can be used to build resilience and recovery in people with SMIs.

AstraZeneca to build £450m vaccine factory in Speke

Global pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has outlined plans to invest £450 million at its manufacturing site in Speke for the research, development, and manufacture of vaccines.

Building on the site’s current role in supplying world leading childhood vaccination programmes, as well as creating new highly-skilled jobs at the forefront of tackling emerging diseases and improving healthcare systems, the new facility will be designed and built to be operationally net zero with power supplied from renewable energy sources. 

Check out the Prince’s Trust

Did you know the Prince’s Trust provides 16 to 30-year-olds with free training courses, mentoring, and funding to help them find a job in healthcare? 

Supporting and recruiting thousands of young people into the health and care sector since 2019 their dedicated team will work with you to find the right course or job role in your area and ensure you have everything you need to develop your skills and confidence when entering the world of work.

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