Blog

28 September 2017


Dr Mizan Hoque summarises the inspiring and thoughtful discussions among colleagues working in primary care at our recent event.  UCLPartners primary care development event on 20 September ‘Are e-consultations the answer to the access challenges in general practice?’ explored many innovative ideas to address some...

28 September 2017


Reflecting on recent national announcements on creating a digital NHS, Amanda White, Head of Communications at UCLPartners, highlights how we're supporting a culture that's ready to adopt new ways of working.  Digital health is the phrase of the moment for the NHS.  In the space of just a month we’ve had a report to ...

27 September 2017


In the third instalment of the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) series sharing research and real-world insight, Dr Amanda Begley explains why health innovators must adopt the core principles of the NHS Constitution, ensuring that the patient is at the heart of everything they do.   The NHS Constitution, first pub...

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...

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 ...

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...

6 December 2016


Lyn Chitty is Clinical Director of the NIHR Clinical Research Network: North Thames and Professor of Genetics and Fetal Medicine at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. This October, Lyn’s most recent research made headline news with the announcement that the NHS will be introducing non-invasive prenatal...

20 October 2016


Since joining the NHS Innovation Accelerator cohort last year, Fellow Andrea Haworth has made significant impact with digital health innovation SAPIENTIA™ - a genome analytics software which enables healthcare professionals to interrogate the human genome for pathogenic mutations likely to be the cause of a patient’s in...

17 October 2016


This week we talked to Sarah Papworth-Heidel, a 2016 UCLPartners Improvement Fellow, to find out her reflections on the programme. Hi Sarah, tell us a bit about yourself. As Head of Quality and Patient Experience I am part of the Governance Directorate at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I), a ment...

10 October 2016


This week we talked to Dave Grewcock, a 2016 UCLPartners Improvement Fellow, to find out his reflections on the programme. Hi Dave, please tell us a bit about yourself. I lead an improvement team tasked with supporting UCLH’s transformation programme and building improvement capability across the trust, working as p...

21 September 2016


Prof Paul Dolan

Guest blog by Professor Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics Evidence shows that small changes in behaviour can lead to significant changes in wellbeing. However, even with the best intentions, altering your habits can be challenging. One great example of this is that many p...

10 August 2016


Chelsea Atherton

Being ‘patient led’ is one of UCLPartners core values, so Patient Insight and Involvement plays a crucial role in everything we do. Over the last two years we have built a network of over 160 Involvement Leads from across the region to strengthen collaboration and improve how partners develop services, research and educ...

1 July 2016


Charlie Davie

For more than a year, UCLPartners have been collaborating with NHS England and the Academic Health Science Networks across the country to deliver the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). Charlie Davie talks to DigitalHealth.Londonabout the success we’ve achieved and why now, more than ever, we need to embrace and support new...

31 May 2016


Laura Stuart-Neil

Over the past few months there has been a growing focus on population-based approaches to health and social care. The Kings Fund and others have published a number of documents on place-based care and accountable care organisations. We have also heard increasingly about devolution with the developments in Manchester and Lon...

1 April 2016


Laura Stuart-Neil

Falls are no joke! ​​Laura Stuart-Neil and the Care City team have written a blog about their work on reducing falls in the Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge region, and also what people can do to reduce their risks of falls. Why are falls important? Falls are a significant problem for older people. Arou...

23 March 2016


Priyanka Bhatt and Charlie Davie

The UCL Festival of Digital Health – now in its second year – showcases how developments in technology in many diverse areas are improving healthcare. This year, topics ranged from the use of health record data with the Farr Institute, empowering patients with long-term conditions, to digital health and wellbeing from t...

27 October 2015


Maria Piggin

As a patient, I found the experience of attending the UCLPartners Education Conference 2015 -“Educating for patient-centred care”, a very valuable insight into the appetite within the medical profession to change the culture of care to be more patient-centred. Dr Clare Morris’s reflections on her experience of bein...

1 October 2015


Jenny Shand and Laura Stuart-Neil

It seems fitting on Older People’s Day that, as a partnership across health and social care, we should pause and reflect on the services we provide. We have a growing, ageing population across the country that are living longer with more complex care needs. Coupled with the £22 billion efficiency gap the NHS needs to clo...