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Our purpose, vision and values

Our purpose

Our purpose is to translate cutting-edge research and innovation into measurable health and wealth gain for patients and populations – in London, across the UK and globally.

Our vision

Our vision is to create a world leading centre for research, healthcare and education to deliver solutions to address the most pressing healthcare challenges for the health of our population.

Our values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. Being guided by these values helps us to ensure our work effectively delivers solutions that address the most pressing healthcare challenges for our population.

Developed in partnership – Partnership working has been a unifying theme across all of our work since UCLPartners was formed in 2009.We work in partnership with a range of organisations locally, across London, nationally and globally to co-create, test and implement solutions that improve health. We also build connections across organisational boundaries, supporting our partners to work together.

Delivered at pace – It takes an average of 17 years to implement a proven healthcare innovation into standard medical care. We are working closely with academia, industry and the NHS to reduce this time lag – helping to find, test, adopt and spread innovations that benefit patients and the health and care system at pace.

Patient led – Our work is designed to be responsive to the needs and experiences of patients 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 in partnership with the community and patients to transform research and ideas into sustainable improvements in health.

Population focused – The most pressing healthcare needs of our local population of six million people is the primary driver for our work. Increasingly the work we do is having an impact beyond our local boundaries.

Explore our impact stories to find out more about our work, and our Year in Review 2019/20 for our recent achievements.