As an academic health science partnership, UCLPartners is unique in bringing together a wide set of roles to improve health of the local population.
These roles help our colleagues to collaborate more easily and bring about greater improvements to the entire healthcare pathway; from early research, through implementation, to evaluation.
- Early research and discovery: The UCLPartners Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) harnesses world-class academic and clinical specialty expertise to speed up the development of new treatments, diagnostics and prevention strategies.
- Clinical trials: UCLPartners works closely with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) North Thames, which provides support for clinical trials and other well designed studies in all areas of disease and clinical need.
- High science into practice: UCLPartners helped to establish the North Thames NHS Genomic Medicine Centre, which aims to help researchers and clinicians better understand, and ultimately treat, rare and inherited diseases as well as common cancers.
- Implementation: The UCLPartners Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) improves health and creates wealth by enabling the NHS and academia to work collaboratively with industry to identify, adopt and spread innovation, improvement and best practice.
- Evaluation: UCLPartners’ work aligns with the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research (CLAHRC) North Thames, which conducts research into the quality of healthcare and public health to investigate its effectiveness, value for money, appropriateness and fairness.
- Education: UCLPartners also leverages other roles for the benefit of the partnership, to support the system with the quality of education and capability of staff.
UCLPartners also works to transform systems of care based on patient and population needs. Our teams support partners to improve health outcomes for patients and the population through supporting the system to implement and evaluate integrated pathways and new models of care.
In line with our values, UCLPartners takes a patient-centred approach to improving quality of care across the system. We link improvement in quality to better use of resources across the health system to support organisations and individuals to develop capability and infrastructure to improve quality, patient safety and experience. The improvement programme encourages all services involved to be open in sharing learning and to take joint accountability for addressing gaps in care and focussing efforts to improve on what matters most to patients and the population.