1 July 2016

UCLPartners’ annual report shows value of partnership working

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 North Thames (CRN) and Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research North Thames (CLAHRC), and the North Thames Genomic Medicine Centre – roles that bring people and organisations together to transform the health and wellbeing of the population.

Key highlights from the partnership, include:

  • 3 million patients benefitting from innovations via NHS Innovation Accelerator
  • 11,000 staff trained in dementia awareness
  • 55,000 people accessing innovative trial treatments through the Clinical Research Network
  • 3,000 patients and carers involved in UCLPartners projects
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital conducted the first embryonic stem cell surgery to reverse vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital treated the first patients to receive a genetic diagnosis through the 100,000 Genomes Project
  • The Barts Heart Centre has improved outcomes for patients with heart disease – with approximately 300 fewer deaths per year than expected at St Bartholomew’s.

None of the above could have been achieved without the dedication and commitment of staff across the region to improve care and outcomes for patients; their hard work is making a real difference to people’s lives and UCLPartners will support them to continue to make a positive impact.

Download the full annual report here.