Alongside health service provision, the Health and Care sector has the potential to create great career opportunities and to provide the right environment for local research, innovation and technology.

Our growing and ageing population and dispersed towns and villages are driving opportunities for economic growth in Greater Lincolnshire’s health and care sector, which currently employs 58,000 people and is worth £2bn per annum to our economy.

Opportunities include developing and embedding innovation across the NHS, through the new Schools of Life Sciences and Pharmacy at the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park, deploying assistive technology, and ensuring our housing stock can meet the ‘whole life’ needs of residents.

The University of Lincoln and Lincolnshire County Council are working together on the opening of a post-graduate medical facility, and our Further Education sector is working on vocational skills within the sector.


The LEP is developing a Health & Care Enterprise Board, under the Chairmanship of the LEP Board Director and lead for Health; Dean Fathers.  With support from Novartis, we are delivering a new strategic board in 2019.

  • Establilshing an interim health enterprise board: November 2018
  • Setting the agenda and narrative for the Local Industrial Strategy: Novmber 2018 - March 2019
  • Developing a full health enterprise board: April 2019 onwards
  • Ensuring agreed actions are implememted within timescales: April 2019 onwards


Unless otherwise stated, all employment data is either BRES (Business Register and Employer Survey), ONS 2014, or is calculated using BRES + Cambridge Econometrics Local Economic Forecasting Model (LEFM) 2014.

GVA is based on ONS Gross Value Added data 2014, or ONS GVA + LEFM unless otherwise stated.