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25 May 2017


NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have launched a new joint report that shows how collaboration between clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and AHSNs is bringing positive benefits to local patients and populations. As the commissioning landscape evolves and moves towards...

16 May 2017


A 76 year old sound engineer can keep doing the things he loves thanks to clinical research. John Rhodes took up the opportunity to participate in a trial after he was diagnosed with small bowel cancer and kidney disease. John is one of over 500,000 people a year who take part in research in England. On Saturday 20...

24 April 2017


Co-founder of the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), Dr Amanda Begley, introduces a new series of research and real-world insight from the NIA, which addresses what it will take for supply and demand for innovation in healthcare to be better matched. I am repeatedly inspired by the great work happening both within and a...

6 April 2017


Quality improvement in healthcare is key to improving health outcomes for our population. Quality improvement can secure these improvements by ensuring that staff are able to work in an efficient and effective way, making the most of available resources, freeing up time to focus on patient care. Quality improvement scie...

30 March 2017


Digital innovation has an important role in the future of healthcare and supporting its introduction to address real problems in the NHS is one of UCLPartners’ aims.   To share ideas, encourage debate and engage with future doctors on digital health, UCLPartners brought together colleagues from across the partnership wi...

15 March 2017


After embarking on a Quality Improvement (QI) fellowship supported by the Newham Partnership Programme, Dr Nazmul Hussain has led his team to effectively identify and tackle a number of barriers to delivering high quality care. One year after the practice was deemed to ‘require improvement’ by the CQC, a further inspect...

9 March 2017


Opportunities for people working or volunteering in the UCLPartners region to join Q are open from 9 March until 10 April 2017. Q is an initiative connecting people who have health and care improvement expertise across the UK. UCLPartners is working with the Health Foundation and NHS Improvement to help grow the Q commun...

28 February 2017


UCLPartners is delighted to announce that the three winners of the 2017 NHS Digital Pioneer Awards are representatives from across the partnership region. These inaugural awards - sponsored by DigitalHealth.London and supported by NHS England, London’s three Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), and MedCity - were pre...

21 February 2017


DigitalHealth.London Accelerator opens for applications from high potential digital health start-ups and businesses Launched in September 2016, the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme is uniquely positioned to provide in-depth knowledge of the NHS, and support high potential digital health starts-ups and small and...

30 January 2017


  UCLPartners has selected 38 individuals from over 140 applications to become the second cohort of the Improvement Fellows programme. The Fellows selected come from across north central and east London, Essex and Hertfordshire, and have a wide range of backgrounds; from primary and acute care, to mental health and ...

26 January 2017


On 19 January, 140 delegates attended the Breaking Down the Barriers – Putting mental and physical health on an equal footing launch event, held at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. The conference launched the Breaking Down the Barriers materials; a suite of 14 mental and physical health training a...

16 January 2017


£900K awarded to develop innovations that support self-care and independence in children with long term conditions With six percent of children in the UK living with disability, ingenious life changing solutions can ensure they have the best start in life. SBRI Healthcare has announced its funding of nine companies deve...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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


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


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


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 ...

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


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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

23 February 2016


UCLPartners has selected 23 individuals from across the region to take part in the first Improvement Fellows programme. The Fellows have been selected from a wide range of roles including nursing, medicine, finance, social care, local government, improvement and general management. The programme will provide Fellows with...

10 February 2016


UCLPartners is one of the founding partners of a new initiative that aims to position London as a global centre for the adoption and commercialisation of pioneering digital health technologies. DigitalHealth.London will speed up the use of new digital health technologies by bringing together clinicians, healthcare provid...

3 February 2016


UCL spinout, Gold Standard Phantoms, awarded SBRI funding to develop medical imaging device. SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England funded initiative to develop innovative products that address unmet health needs, today announced the companies that will share £4.4 million having successfully reached the next phase ...

28 January 2016


The January edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we celebrate the announcement of Care City as an NHS Test Bed site. As always, you can find the latest news, events and funding opportunities across the partnership. Read it now and subscribe for future editions. @UCLP...

22 January 2016


Older people and carers in north east London are set to see the regeneration of health and social care as their region becomes a world-class site for innovation and excellence in healthy ageing. Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, this week announced that north east London will be placed at the forefront of in...

22 December 2015


The December edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we look at how the Neonatal Network has helped to improve outcomes for babies in London. As always, you can find the latest news, events and funding opportunities across the partnership. Read it now and subscribe for fut...

16 December 2015


The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today announced pilots to take the first steps in devolving healthcare powers to leaders in London. All of London’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), local authorities, the Greater London Authority signed a devolution agreement with th...

30 November 2015


The second edition of the UCLPartners Patient Safety Programme quarterly newsletter was published today. In this edition you can meet more of the team, read about the progress of the work streams, hear about the upcomingstakeholder engagement event and the great opportunity to be a UCLPartners Improvement Fellow. You ...

30 November 2015


The November edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we look at the launch of the UCLPartners Improvement Fellows Programme. As always, you can find the latest news, events and funding opportunities across the partnership. Read it now and subscribe for future editions. @...

30 November 2015


Today we are excited to announce the launch of our Improvement Fellows Programme. The programme, which is now accepting applications, will help create a cadre of people – clinicians, managers, educators, researchers, patients and others – who have the enthusiasm, motivation and capability to drive improvement within the...

11 November 2015


David Probert has been announced as the new chief executive for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is due to take up the post in April next year following the retirement of John Pelly. Professor Sir David Fish, Managing Director, UCLPartners said: “I am delighted to hear of David’s appointment to Moorf...

30 October 2015


NHS England and the AHSN Network have today published the results of the first stakeholder survey to measure the current perception of AHSNs across England; with the majority of respondents (73%) saying they would recommend working with AHSNs. The NHS needs to deliver a step-change in the way it identifies, adopts and sp...

28 October 2015


The October edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we look at an initative in north central London to increase the awareness of asthma in children. As always, you can find the latest news, events and funding opportunities across the partnership. Read it now and subscribe for...

30 September 2015


The September edition of the UCLPartners newsletter, Partnership Press, is available now. This month's main story is about the announcement of four new vanguards across the partnership to improve care for thousands of patients. There are also updates on the latest news from across the partnership and upcoming events and ...

18 September 2015


UCLPartners and Barts Health NHS Trust have reached the next stage of the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards, the largest celebration of UK healthcare, for the development of the Barts Heart Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which opened in May this year. The partners have been shortlisted in Specialised Services R...

27 August 2015


The August edition of the UCLPartners newsletter, Partnership Press, is available now. This month's newsletter is about how mental health training is being expanded to GPs through a UCLPartners programme called ‘Breaking down the barriers’. There are also updates on the latest news from across the partnership and up...

7 August 2015


Congratulations to our patient safety team for putting together some great content for the website and their first newsletter! The first edition of the UCLPartners Patient Safety Programme quarterly newsletter was published yesterday, covering the vision of the programme and progress so far with the new acute kidney inju...

14 August 2014


Every year, London’s centralised stroke services save around 96 stroke patients who would have died under standard hospital treatment, finds UCL-led research. The study, published in the BMJ, found that the 2010 centralisation of London stroke services also reduced the average hospital stay by around a day and a half. ...