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Our purpose and values

We accelerate scientific discovery and innovation into practice for the benefit of patients and the public. Working across our partnership of NHS providers and universities, we improve population health through research, innovation and education.

We work across a broad and diverse geography. Our member organisations cover a population of more than 6 million across parts of North and East London, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. We also work across London, nationally and globally to co-create, test and implement solutions that improve health.

Our approach is entrepreneurial and flexible, so that we can respond to the most pressing needs of our population. Our strength comes from the quality of our team and our ability to convene and draw on the considerable strengths of our academic and healthcare partners, facilitating collaborative working across their organisations to the benefit of our population.

Our approach is strengthened by the six research and innovation designations that sit within the partnership and that, separately and in combination, underpin our work. By harnessing the power of working across these commissions, we influence national policy to the benefit of our partners and the national interest.

Our values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Developed in partnership: Partnership working has been a unifying theme across our work since UCLPartners was formed in 2009. We work in partnership with a range of organisations locally, across London, nationally and globally. We build connections across organisational boundaries, supporting our partners to work together.
  • Delivered at pace: We work closely with academia, industry and the NHS to reduce the time it takes to get scientific discovery and innovation into practice – helping to find, test, adopt and spread innovations that benefit patients and the health and care system at pace.
  • Patient centred: Our work is responsive to the diverse needs and experiences of people receiving care across our local region. We believe that patients should be involved and engaged in every aspect of healthcare. We support our partners to work with the community, carers and patients to transform research and ideas into sustainable improvements in health.
  • Population focused: The most pressing healthcare needs of our diverse local population is the primary driver for our work. The work we do also has an impact beyond our local boundaries.

We are committed to embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of our work. Read more about our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Explore our impact stories and our Impact Report 2020/21 to find out more about how our work improves health and clinical care.