Who we are

We are a professional membership association and specialist consultancy for the life science sector in the North of England, helping medical technology organisations innovate and prosper. We are also part of Medilink UK, a network of not-for-profit regional organisations dedicated to improving healthcare across the country. With over 2000 members, Medilink UK is the largest representative body in the UK for Life Science companies.

With our regional and national connectivity and specialist expertise, we leverage the skills and capabilities of stakeholders to ultimately enhance the Life Sciences sector and improve patient care.    

For the past 25 years Medilink has been the voice of industry, acting on your behalf, to highlight areas of concern within the industry, both across the North of England and at national and government level.

We are here to listen to our members and to understand the challenges and to continue to be the advocate of industry across the North.

Our Regional Representation extends to:

  • HealthTech Cluster – Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Region
  • University of Leeds Health and Life Sciences IAA Panel  
  • Supporting the West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Supporting Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust – providing educational innovation and regulatory overviews for inward investment missions

Our National Representation through Medilink UK extends to:

  • NHS Supply Chain Supplier Board
  • MHRA / Med Device Trade Association Liaison Group
  • NHS Sustainable Supplier Forum 
  • BEIS Life Science SME Forum 
  • Health Technology Regulatory and Innovation Programme External Advisory Board
  • UK MedTech Forum
  • Regulatory Workstream – a collaboration of trade associations that provide input and recommendations to the Office for Life Sciences