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Apr 22, 2020

Philips Signs Long-Term Cardiology Service Partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


  • Seven-year agreement puts patients at heart of service design, to support increased excellence across specialist care, research and local care provision

Guildford, UK Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have signed a seven-year managed service agreement that encompasses extensive cardiology department care provision. This agreement commits Philips to provide not only the latest in cardiology imaging, surgical and reporting technologies, such as the Philips Azurion for image guided therapies, but to also co-design new patient pathways as part of a service improvement programme, with the aim of delivering the best care experience for patients.


Philips will support Leeds vision through a true partnership, which will include the latest technological innovations, an ongoing staff training programme, an equipment replacement programme to minimise down-times and standardised data reporting tools to provide meaningful insights on equipment utilisation. All these benefits will be managed and assessed in partnership, to co-create meaningful ways to improve patient outcomes and clinical efficiencies.


Dr Chris Pepper, Clinical Director for Cardiology commented: “The Cardiology team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals are very proud of the quality of cardiac care we are able to deliver for our patients. We see this project as a hugely exciting and positive opportunity to improve this further. We look forward to being able to provide state-of-the-art cardiac imaging as part of a highly efficient and forward looking Cardiology service for the people of Leeds and West Yorkshire. We also look forward to a positive and collaborative working relationship with Philips.”


Leeds Cardiac Clinical Services Unit sees over 25,000 patients a year and offers specialist cardiology services to a regional population of over 5.4 million across West Yorkshire. As both a local care provider and international specialism centre, the Trust operates an aspirational international innovation programme that not only benefits the local population but also the global cardiology community by developing cutting-edge techniques to meet even challenging patient presentations. With both local and international objectives, Leeds has decided to work in partnership with Philips on a long-term basis to ensure these aspirations are met without compromise.

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company, focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care.   Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions.   Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnosis imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.    Philips’ health technology portfolio generated in 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 80,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.   News from Philips is located at

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