14 December 2016


UCLPartners welcomes today’s announcement by the Medical Research Council that UCL has been selected as the 'hub' of the new £250m UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). The Institute will be led by Professor Bart De Strooper, current leader of the Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the Univer...

6 December 2016


Lyn Chitty is Clinical Director of the NIHR Clinical Research Network: North Thames and Professor of Genetics and Fetal Medicine at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. This October, Lyn’s most recent research made headline news with the announcement that the NHS will be introducing non-invasive prenatal...

1 December 2016


Since joining the NHS Innovation Accelerator in 2015, Fellow Andrea Haworth has made significant impact with digital health innovation SAPIENTIA™ - a genome analytics software which enables healthcare professionals to interrogate the human genome for pathogenic mutations likely to be the cause of a patient’s inherited d...

1 December 2016


The North Central London (NCL) maternity network is one of seven maternity systems across England to be chosen by NHS England to lead the way in transforming local maternity services in line with the National Maternity Review, ‘Better Births’. The Network, which brings together commissioners (Barnet, Enfield, Haringe...

1 December 2016


For the first time leaders from Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STPs) footprints across the UCLPartners geography came together this month to explore opportunities for partnership support. Colleagues from four local STP footprints attended our round table event on 28 November and discussed the local health and ca...

1 December 2016


The November edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we've been talking Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and report highlights from the first meeting of leaders from STP footprints across the UCLPartners geography. Read it now and subscri...

23 November 2016


Professor Steffen Petersen has been appointed as Chair of the UCLPartners Cardiovascular Academic Medical Centre. He takes on the role this month from Professor Mark Caulfield who is stepping down after three years in post. As Chair, Steffen is responsible for leading the ongoing development of UCLPartners Academic Healt...

23 November 2016


It is important that healthcare professionals and services can respond to the specific healthcare needs of children and young people.  In response to this, Healthy London Partnership has been working with London healthcare professionals, young people and their families, providers and commissioners to publish out of hospit...

21 November 2016


NHS England and the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have today published their annual AHSN stakeholder survey reports. Commissioned to help AHSNs understand how they are perceived to be delivering against objectives, the local report for UCLPartners demonstrates our positive impact in the uptake of i...

14 November 2016


NHS England Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh along with US Digital Health expert Professor Robert Wachter revealed eight health innovations joining the NHS Innovation Accelerator at an event taking place in London to launch year two of the programme. Last year, the programme selected 17 innovations and supporte...

31 October 2016


The UCLPartners Patient Safety Collaborative is one of 15 AHSN Patient Safety Collaboratives playing a major role at this year’s annual Patient First event. The Collaboratives are hosting a new Best Practice theatre at the conference and exhibition, which takes place at London’s ExCeL on 22 and 23 November. Patien...

20 October 2016


Since joining the NHS Innovation Accelerator cohort last year, Fellow Andrea Haworth has made significant impact with digital health innovation SAPIENTIA™ - a genome analytics software which enables healthcare professionals to interrogate the human genome for pathogenic mutations likely to be the cause of a patient’s in...

19 October 2016


A new campaign launched today by DigitalHealth.London, supported by UCLPartners, will support professionals working in health and care across the capital to create a culture where innovative technologies can be identified, adopted and embraced for the benefit of patients and the population. Tomorrow’s Patient aims to r...

17 October 2016


This week we talked to Sarah Papworth-Heidel, a 2016 UCLPartners Improvement Fellow, to find out her reflections on the programme. Hi Sarah, tell us a bit about yourself. As Head of Quality and Patient Experience I am part of the Governance Directorate at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I), a ment...

12 October 2016


Up to 1,000 patients across coastal west Sussex will now be using AliveCor’s Kardia mobile ECG, as highlighted by BBC South Today in its late news broadcast on 11 October. AliveCor’s Kardia was one of 17 innovations which formed part of the 2015/16 NHS Innovation Accelerator’s successful cohort, developed by NIA Fe...

11 October 2016


A new 'how to guide' has been released to help commissioners and providers develop youth forums to support person-centred commissioning of children and young people in health and care services. The ‘how to guide’ is a recipient of the NHS England's Celebrating Participation in Healthcare grant award scheme and sponso...

10 October 2016


This week we talked to Dave Grewcock, a 2016 UCLPartners Improvement Fellow, to find out his reflections on the programme. Hi Dave, please tell us a bit about yourself. I lead an improvement team tasked with supporting UCLH’s transformation programme and building improvement capability across the trust, working as p...

4 October 2016


A new set of resources has been developed to provide advice and training to health care staff to help them have better conversations with patients, leading to effective behaviour change. Research has shown that only 60% of patients feel they are sufficiently involved in decisions about their care and many patients often ...

4 October 2016


We are excited to announce that applications are open for the second cohort of the UCLPartners Improvement Fellows Programme.  The aim of the programme is to create a cadre of people – clinicians, managers, educators, researchers, patients and others – who have the confidence, capability and capacity to lead improvemen...

29 September 2016


The September edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we celebrate the huge funding boost received by the Biomedical Research Centres within the UCLPartners region. As always, you can find the latest news, events and funding opportunities across the partnershi...

27 September 2016


The UCLPartners End of Life Care (EOLC) project team has exceeded its target for 1000 healthcare staff to be trained in improved end-of-life care by 31 March 2017, reaching the target within just eleven months. UCLPartners is supporting the implementation of a new approach to EOLC, following the independent review and p...

26 September 2016


SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England investment fund, today announced the opening of its autumn competition. Entrepreneurs are invited to apply for up to £1.1 million investment to develop and commercialise innovations with a focus on building general practice of the future. Game changing technologies are needed that address...

21 September 2016


Prof Paul Dolan

Guest blog by Professor Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics Evidence shows that small changes in behaviour can lead to significant changes in wellbeing. However, even with the best intentions, altering your habits can be challenging. One great example of this is that many p...

21 September 2016


Thank you to everyone that took part in our stakeholder survey during August and September. The survey, conducted by NHS England in partnership with YouGov, is now closed. More than 2,000 people across the country provided their feedback on working with the 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), with over 150 givin...

15 September 2016


This week NHS research has received an unprecedented boost following a government announcement that funding totaling £816 million will be invested into the area. This is the largest investment ever to be made into UK health research. Funding will be spread over the next five years and will benefit multiple projects incl...

14 September 2016


Professor Joanne Hackett, Director of Commercial Development, is leaving UCLPartners on 30 September to join Precision Medicine Catapult. Joanne will join the Catapult team as Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for supporting the growth of the UK precision medicine industry, bringing health and economic benefits t...

13 September 2016


South Devon and Torbay will be the country’s first CCG to implement a digital recommendation tool from NHS Innovation Accelerator company, HealthUnlocked. The new service is set to provide individuals with a social prescription based on their long term condition and location. Social prescriptions have been in use in va...

13 September 2016


NHS Innovation Accelerator company, Nervecentre, has launched a mobile clinical photography solution for nurses and doctors in hospitals. Soon to be used by staff at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), the solution will be embedded into every part of the patient pathway. Fully integrated directly into the pa...

13 September 2016


The Essex Success Regime has a drive to improve the lives of 1.2million people in mid and south Essex and to create efficiency across the health and care system in the region. To support our partners in Essex in achieving their collective aims, UCLPartners has been commissioned to develop and deliver a programme of work ...

31 August 2016


The August edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we explain how you can have your say on what it's like to work with UCLPartners and provide us with feedback to help us improve. As always, you can find the latest news, events and funding opportunities across the...

31 August 2016


London Cancer is an integrated cancer system that supports lasting improvements in cancer prevention, diagnosis and care for people living in north east and north central London and west Essex. From 1 September 2016, London Cancer will be co-ordinated by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) as the...

31 August 2016


We are running a pop-up university workshop Delivering the Five Year Forward View: Working collaboratively to prevent stroke – at the NHS England Health and Care Innovation Expo on Thursday 8 September. The workshop, held between 1pm and 1.45pm in pop-up university area 6, is being run collaboratively by UCLPartners, t...

25 August 2016


Innovators will have the opportunity to share their experiences and quiz an expert panel in an interactive workshop hosted by the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) at the 2016 Health and Care Innovation Expo on 7 September. The workshop, titled ‘Accelerating the uptake of innovation in the NHS: The NIA, a year on’ for...

24 August 2016


NHS England’s Expo 2016 will run for two days on 7 and 8 September at Manchester Central. UCLPartners is excited to be taking part in a range of activities, along with the county’s Academic Health Science Networks. There will be an AHSN Network area and an “Innovator Zone”, showcasing health and care innovations ...

17 August 2016


During August and September, NHS England is conducting a survey open to everyone who has worked with Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), to measure the perceived impact AHSNs are having on health and care. UCLPartners is keen to receive feedback and comments from as many people as possible, so that we can continu...

17 August 2016


Applications have now closed for the 2016 NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). Further to an extensive shortlisting and interview process, successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of October. This will be followed by an official launch event on the 9th November 2016. All applications to the NIA are additionally ...

10 August 2016


Chelsea Atherton

Being ‘patient led’ is one of UCLPartners core values, so Patient Insight and Involvement plays a crucial role in everything we do. Over the last two years we have built a network of over 160 Involvement Leads from across the region to strengthen collaboration and improve how partners develop services, research and educ...

10 August 2016


Over 40 primary care leaders including GP Federation chief executives, CCG chairs and community provider leads, came together for the first time at UCLPartners last month to discuss the future of primary care in the region. Hosted by Professor Martin Marshall (Professor of Improvement Science at UCL, Newham GP and primar...

29 July 2016


As a company built on partnership working, UCLPartners brings together organisations to transform systems of health and care for the benefit of patients and populations. To support this and facilitate engagement and discussion about how population-based, or "place-based" systems of care can improve outcomes for patients ...

28 July 2016


The July edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we focus on the announcement from the UCLPartners Chair that there will be a transition to new leadership and and reflect on the remarkable contribution that Professor Sir David Fish has made to healthcare during his career. As a...

26 July 2016


With one week left for healthcare innovators to apply for the 2016 NHS Innovation Accelerator, we asked our 2015 Fellows to share tips on what makes for a successful NIA application. Their collective feedback will form part of a week-long social media campaign, with one ‘secret’ for NIA success released to @NHSAccele...

21 July 2016


UCLPartners Chair Professor the Lord Ajay Kakkar has announced that David Fish will be standing down as Managing Director of UCLPartners later this year. Lord Kakkar said: “David has made a remarkable contribution to healthcare in the UK during his impressive career.  As founding Managing Director of our partnership, ...

20 July 2016


Mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK, costing the economy an estimated at £105 billion a year. The important task of improving mental health care has come in to focus this week with the publication of NHS England’s Implementation Plan for the Five Year Forward View for Mental ...

19 July 2016


For the first time UCLPartners Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) has achieved green, on-track status for all 25 work streams submitted to NHS England as part of the quarterly assurance process. The report covers the period April-June, quarter one 2016/17. The aim of the assurance process is to take stock of the prog...

1 July 2016


Charlie Davie

For more than a year, UCLPartners have been collaborating with NHS England and the Academic Health Science Networks across the country to deliver the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). Charlie Davie talks to DigitalHealth.Londonabout the success we’ve achieved and why now, more than ever, we need to embrace and support new...

1 July 2016


The UCLPartners’ annual report for 2015/16 showcases the results of the relentless partnership working of thousands of people from across the region. It outlines the year’s successes for the UCLPartners AHSC, AHSN and our role in education, as well as showcasing the progress made by the Clinical Research Network ...

1 July 2016


The UCLPartners’ annual report for 2015/16 showcases the results of the relentless partnership working of thousands of people from across the region. Download: Annual report for 2015/16 Appendix 1: Partnership organisations Appendix 2: UCLPartners financial statements 2015/16

29 June 2016


S.A.F.E is all about improving communication within clinical teams and between clinical teams, patients and their families. S.A.F.E was a two-year programme, funded by The Health Foundation and led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), in partnership with 28 hospitals. It has trialled and developed q...

28 June 2016


The June edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we are pleased to share the UCLPartners annual report for 2015/16! Read all about the partnership's achievements, including the success of the Clinical Research Network, Genomic Medicine Centre and the CLAHRC.  As always, you can...

17 June 2016


UCLPartners is working in partnership with NHS England the AHSN Network to lead a new search for the world’s best health innovators to help improve patients’ lives. The NHS Innovation Accelerator 2016 launches today after 3 million people benefit from the first wave in just nine months. The NHS Innovation Accelerator (...

15 June 2016


On Tuesday 7 June UCLH launched the new UCLH cancer collaborative and London Cancer shared a roundup of the work they’ve been doing over the past year, improving cancer care for a population of over six million people. London Cancer delivers the integrated cancer programme for UCLPartners AHSN, serving north east and ...

10 June 2016


Supporting partnership working to improve the lives of people with cancer and heart disease. The challenge Cancer and cardiovascular disease account for two thirds of all premature deaths before the age of 75 in London. To help address this, proposals were developed by clinical teams across the partnership, and supported ...

31 May 2016


Laura Stuart-Neil

Over the past few months there has been a growing focus on population-based approaches to health and social care. The Kings Fund and others have published a number of documents on place-based care and accountable care organisations. We have also heard increasingly about devolution with the developments in Manchester and Lon...

31 May 2016


The May edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we focus on a major event UCLPartners hosted this month on population-based health and care and our new report which looks at interventions local health economies can undertake to improve outcomes for their communities.As always, y...

27 May 2016


Following the huge success of the first year of the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) we are pleased to announce that NIA 2016 will open for applications from healthcare innovators on Friday 17 June 2016. Every year, the NIA looks for the best national and international healthcare innovators. In its first year, the 17 ...

4 May 2016


UCLPartners hosted the first annual Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE) Awards in March 2016. The awards recognised excellence across the partnership through colleagues who work above and beyond to develop education and training within the programmes which we run. The Postgraduate Dean for Health Education En...

29 April 2016


The April edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we focus on UCLPartners innovative End-of-Life Care project, and how it is helping to improve care in London hospitals. As always, you can find the latest news, events and funding opportunities across the partnership. Re...

20 April 2016


Three million patients have begun to access new apps, safety devices, on-line networks, and a host of other new technologies and services during the first nine months of a pioneering NHS programme. 67 NHS organisations are using one or more of 17 new innovations which aim to improve care by, for example, reducing clinica...

1 April 2016


Laura Stuart-Neil

Falls are no joke! ​​Laura Stuart-Neil and the Care City team have written a blog about their work on reducing falls in the Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge region, and also what people can do to reduce their risks of falls. Why are falls important? Falls are a significant problem for older people. Arou...

31 March 2016


The March edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we focus on UCLPartners second dementia awareness conference; and what we are doing to help improve dementia care across the geography. As always, you can find the latest news, events and funding opportunities across the partners...

24 March 2016


This week, Barts Health NHS Trust published data that shows more heart patients are being treated faster and achieving better health outcomes following the establishment of the country’s largest cardiac centre. The data shows significant improvements in specialist care for patients with heart disease since the creation...

23 March 2016


Priyanka Bhatt and Charlie Davie

The UCL Festival of Digital Health – now in its second year – showcases how developments in technology in many diverse areas are improving healthcare. This year, topics ranged from the use of health record data with the Farr Institute, empowering patients with long-term conditions, to digital health and wellbeing from t...

16 March 2016


AliveCor, one of the innovations on the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme and the leader in FDA-cleared electrocardiogram (ECG) technology for mobile devices, announced today the introduction of the first medical-grade ECG band for the Apple Watch, Kardia Band. The Kardia Band for Apple Watch, and new Kardia app, r...

3 March 2016


People affected by dementia, particularly those in the early stages of the condition, are being urged to consider volunteering for research, to help vital new studies get off the ground. The call comes one year on from the launch of a groundbreaking new service – Join Dementia Research – which allows people with and wit...

2 March 2016


The head of NHS England has announced plans to create ten NHS-supported ‘healthy new towns’ across the country, covering more than 76,000 new homes with potential capacity for approximately 170,000 residents. Barking Riverside, an emerging neighbourhood set alongside 2km of the river Thames, is the only healthy new town...

29 February 2016


The February edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we celebrate the announcement of the first cohort of UCLPartners Improvement Fellows. As always, you can find the latest news, events and funding opportunities across the partnership. Read it now and subscribe for futu...