17 August 2017


On Tuesday 15 August we were delighted to welcome our colleagues from across four different trusts, primary care and pharmacy to join us watching the livestream of the TEDxNHS 2017 event Inspired by People.   We heard from amazing people within our NHS who have inspirational stories and aspirational ideas. TEDxNH...

8 August 2017


The Clinical Effectiveness Group at Queen Mary University of London, one of our partners, has been successfully using online tools to improve care in a number of ways. In this case study, we hear about how it works and what it’s helped achieve in three East London boroughs. Three east London CCGs (City & Hack...

4 August 2017


UCLPartners is currently running seven Quality Improvement (QI) collaboratives across four CCGs in North Central and North East London, covering over 80 GP practices. A key element of these collaboratives is the six-weekly learning sessions, where UCLPartners brings practices in each locality/network together to learn abou...

31 July 2017


The July edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we’re excited that the NHS England Board unanimously agreed to approve a second re-licensing period for all 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), including UCLPartners. Read it now and subscribe for future editions.

28 July 2017


Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK and the number of people with dementia is expected to double over the next 30 years. UCLPartners is supporting the NHS to improve healthcare delivery by ensuring it has a workforce that is skilled to provide high quality dementia care at all stages of the condition, and able to u...

21 July 2017


NHS England has today (21 July) confirmed its intention to relicense England’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks, including UCLPartners. NHS England’s Board met today and considered a report from National Director of Strategy and Innovation Ian Dodge, which highlights the AHSNs’ significant impact and outlines how ...

14 July 2017


The government has announced a major initiative to drive the rapid uptake of health innovation – with a central role for AHSNs. Today’s announcement, by the Office for Life Sciences, confirms that England’s 15 AHSNs will coordinate ‘Innovation Exchanges’ so that innovative new diagnostic tools, treatments and m...

12 July 2017


Health professionals across London today have access to a brand new, online Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Toolkit, improving the detection and treatment for the estimated 68,000 people in the capital at risk of an AF-related stroke. The Atrial Fibrillation Toolkit has been designed by a team of experts, including UCLPartners, ...

3 July 2017


UCLPartners has opened a short survey to understand how we can continue to support our partners in finding and implementing innovative solutions to local population and sustainability challenges. The survey is open until the end of day on Monday 10 July and takes just a few minutes to complete.   The aim is to underst...

30 June 2017


SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England funded initiative led by the Academic Health Science Networks to develop technology solutions for known healthcare challenges. The focus for Summer 2017 is cancer; screening and accelerated diagnosis as well as solutions for improved management of those who have survived. Cancer remains ...

29 June 2017


The June edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we've published our new interactive Year in Review 2016/17, which shows that we are continuing to build on the legacy of a strong and resilient partnership established when UCLPartners was first created. Read it now and subsc...

29 June 2017


Patients frequently move across different parts of the health service.  To ensure patient safety, it is vital that an accurate record of their medication is maintained and communicated appropriately. Medicines-related patient safety incidents are more likely when medicines reconciliation happens mor...

28 June 2017


UCLPartners co-founded the NHS Innovation Accelerator with NHS England and now hosts the programme. Evidence: do or be damned is part of a series produced by the NIA to give an insight into how it works. In this second instalment of the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) series, sharing research and real-world insight, Dr ...

26 June 2017


Our new interactive Year in Review for 2016/17 shows that we are continuing to build on the legacy of the strong and resilient partnership established when UCLPartners was first created.  Partnership working, as the guiding star and the foundation of what we do, is enabling us to support partners to work together to ma...

26 June 2017


UCLPartners is launching a new, free, intermediate quality improvement training course “Measurement for Improvement”, with the first session commencing on 20 July 2017. UCLPartners has developed this course in response to increased demand for measurement support from partners across the region who are finding measure...

23 June 2017


UCLPartners is welcoming 88 new Q members from our partner organisations, who join the existing 20 members from earlier recruitment rounds. The new members come from a range of backgrounds and settings, with representation across 19 trusts, five CCGs and three GP surgeries. Q is an initiative connecting people across the...

22 June 2017


In Newham there are just 53 GP practices to serve a growing population of over 300,000 patients. This presents a huge challenge to deliver high quality care with limited resources. UCLPartners and Newham Clinical Commissioning Group are working together to equip primary care staff in Newham with valu...

20 June 2017


The UCLPartners Board has announced the appointment of Dr Charlie Davie as Managing Director of UCLPartners after an extensive international search process. Charlie has been Managing Director of the UCLPartners Academic Health Science Network since April 2014 and interim Managing Director of UCLPartners since the ret...

15 June 2017


Digital technologies - from smartphone apps that help people successfully manage their diabetes, avoid "no shows" at hospitals, to tools that save time for nurses and paramedics - are beginning to transform London’s NHS services. For the first time, NHS providers in London have revealed the extent to which smartpho...

14 June 2017


The importance of an organisation’s culture has become more prominent in recent years following the publication of the Mid-Staffordshire Inquiry and the Berwick review and it is now accepted that healthy cultures are crucial to ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care.  The Five Year Forward View (5YFV...

14 June 2017


In September 2016, the government announced funding totalling £816 million for ground-breaking research in the UK over five years. Funding was awarded to 20 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs); NHS and University partnerships, which host the development of ground-breaki...

14 June 2017


Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and sight loss as a result of diabetes are serious and common eye conditions that affect more than 625,000 people in the UK and over 100 million people worldwide.  Treatment of these conditions puts a huge pressure on the NHS and this is increasing with more people living lon...

14 June 2017


Increasing demands on general practice have intensified in recent years as the NHS struggles to train and retain GPs who are managing heavier and more complex workloads. As the NHS moves towards new models of care based around care closer to home, many activities previously undertaken in hospital settings are now b...

14 June 2017


The education of health professionals is fundamental to achieving the scale and pace of change needed to address the healthcare challenges we are facing in England. Substantial changes in the population’s healthcare needs amid increasing financial pressures mean that the NHS workforce will need to adapt to delive...

14 June 2017


Eliminating unacceptable variations in health indicators and the outcomes of care, integrating care and finite resources around the needs of patients and populations, and realising the potential of new technologies and digital platforms, all require the adoption and spread of effective innovative practices. ...

13 June 2017


Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects around one million people in the UK; 250,000 of whom are undiagnosed. It causes an irregular or abnormally fast heart rate and is estimated to be responsible for approximately 15-20% of all strokes nationally. It is estimated that more than half of AF-related strokes could be preven...

13 June 2017


The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust has launched a newsletter to keep interested parties up to date with the construction of the Pears Building. The Pears Building is a new medical research centre which will be built on the grounds of the Royal Free Hospital. This is a hugely exciting project, which will mean sci...

6 June 2017


  Londoners are being invited to take a free, 30 second pulse check during Heart Rhythm Week. This simple check could prolong or even save their life. Heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) happen when a heart rhythm is too fast, too slow, or jumping around (irregular). In London it is estimated that 68,000 ...

30 May 2017


The May edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we take a look at the new Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT), which was introduced to incentivise the adoption and spread of transformational innovation in the NHS. Read it now and subscribe for future editions.

25 May 2017


2017 highlights collective achievements of England’s 15 AHSNs since their formation in 2013 which are helping the NHS meet the challenges of 21st century health and care. These include: Over 6 million patients benefited from AHSN input Over £330m leveraged by AHSNs to improve health and support NHS, care and indust...

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...

3 May 2017


The April edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we respond to the Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View and look at UCLPartners' future role in driving innovation and improvement in healthcare. Read it now and subscribe for future editions.

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...

12 April 2017


The March edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we focus on a UCLPartners' education event which brought together colleagues from across the partnership with industry experts to discuss the important role of digital innovation in the future of healthcare. Read it now and ...

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...

15 March 2017


The February edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we’re delighted to announce that the three winners of the 2017 NHS Digital Pioneer Awards are representatives from across the partnership. Find out about these inaugural awards and the winning individu...

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


The January edition of Partnership Press, our monthly newsletter, is now available. This month we’re pleased to announce the selection of 38 health and care professionals as our new UCLPartners Improvement Fellows. Find out about our latest cohort and the wider programme via the link below. ...

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...

3 January 2017


UCLPartners and the London Voluntary Sector Council have jointly produced a summary of the key points made in six reports on the voluntary and community sector, published throughout 2016. The six reports are largely inspired by the NHS Five Year Forward View, which identifies the need for stronger partnerships with the c...