The Sport, Health and Wellbeing sector in Sheffield

In this Editorial

Sheffield has a number of distinct assets within the Sport, Health and Wellbeing arena and, thanks to the rich heritage in medical technology development, the city is home to one of the UK’s largest Medical Devices clusters. Our manufacturing expertise means we also have one of the largest concentrations of orthopaedic, medical device and surgical instrumentation companies in the UK.

Healthcare Technology companies based in the city are able to access significant expertise in user-centred design, novel materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to develop new products and services for the sector. There is also considerable capability in a range of disciplines including human centred design, electronics, diagnostics, additive manufacturing, robotics, health economics, digital healthcare applications, biomaterials and tissue engineering.

A large factor in the recent additional boost in investment in this sector is Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, which is delivering a tangible legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games through a combination of world-class sports facilities, education, skills, research and innovation, economic regeneration, environmental improvements and opportunities for the local community.

Child Health Technology

Sheffield is a world-leading centre for child health technology, and in this video Paul Dmitri explains some of the projects and people making fantastic contributions, as well s why it is crucial we invest in this area.

At Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

NHS Trusts

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest, busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts, and with around 17,000 employees they are one of the biggest employers locally. They provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in Sheffield, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield. As well as being home to one of three Major Trauma Centres for the Yorkshire and Humber region, they have a number of specialist medical and surgical services, many of which they are internationally renowned for. These include cancer treatment, spinal injuries, neurology, cardiology and stereotactic radiosurgery.

We also are home to Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, which is one of only three dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK and provides integrated healthcare for children and young people, including community and mental health care as well as acute and specialist services.

We are a region that is becoming renowned for wellness, for the prevention of health issues and the prolonging of our quality of life. The overlapping of our research, industry and innovation practices means a Health & Wellbeing cluster has formed that can make significant impacts on health with global implications. Research and innovation are what we’re becoming known for and through our extensive networks we can help your business tap into this knowledge.