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Our history

Since UCLPartners was formed in 2009, partnership working has been at the heart of what we do, building connections across organisational boundaries so that our partners can work together to improve patient care. More than a decade later, this ethos remains a unifying theme across our work.

Over the years, we have expanded our functions through a number of national licences.

Throughout our life as an organisation we have played host to a range of large-scale programmes.  

When UCLPartners was established, we covered north central London and a population of 1.2 million people. Over time our geography has expanded to cover other parts of London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. We now cover a population of over 6 million people.

Since inception, we have critical contributions to the health and care system and our population. Significant contributions include:

  • 2010 – Driving the north central London service reconfiguration in stroke saving 600 lives per year
  • 2014 – Increasing access to anticoagulation by 8% in East London
  • 2015 – Reconfiguration to cancer/cardiac services between Barts Health NHS Trust and UCLH saving 1,000 lives per year and £45m over five years
  • 2016 – Setting the foundations for improved service access and delivery with Essex STP
  • 2018 – Rolling out a number of national programmes to improve the adoption and spread of innovations as one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks across England

Over time we have co-founded and supported organisations and programmes that have had significant impact on the health and care system.

Explore our impact stories to find out more about our work, and our Year in Review 2018/19 for our recent achievements.