We're working in partnership to transform
the health of the population and improve wellbeing
Dr Charlie Davie, Managing Director
Prof Lord Ajay Kakkar, Chair
This year, our offer to the partnership has continued to grow. In this review we share significant progress from work with our partners to recognise and respond to the deteriorating patient, improve care for the elderly and join up information across healthcare services.
Our role as a core provider of capability development opportunities remains and our offer in this area has significantly expanded, to meet the needs of our partners.
We continue to use our expertise in healthcare innovation to find solutions to address the needs of patients and the population.
We have a unique set of clinical and academic roles. We are an Academic Health Science Centre, an Academic Health Science Network, and we are aligned with the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North Thames, the NIHR Clinical Research Network North Thames and the North Thames NHS Genomic Medicine Centre.
Our primary focus is working in partnership with more than 50 organisations from the NHS, social care and academia, across parts of London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and serving a population of around six million people.
Our work is increasingly having an impact beyond our local boundaries, with innovations developed by our partners being adopted on a national and global scale.
These have only been possible through the commitment and collaboration of partners who see solutions for the whole population.
Our achievements inInnovation
Hosted by UCLPartners, the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) supports dedicated individuals to scale high impact, evidence-based innovations across the NHS and wider healthcare system.
Thanks to the NIA, 1,242 organisations across the country are using innovative new product, services and devices. To date, 19 innovations supported by the NIA have been adopted by organisations within UCLPartners' region.
Through the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme we are supporting five of our partners to address the needs of their patients using six innovations. These are:
A video game that makes physiotherapy more engaging
A suite of video based exercise programmes
A digital service that signposts patients to their nearest, most appropriate sexual health service provider
Web based systems that improve working practices
My Clinical Outcomes
A web-based platform that automates the collection and analysis of Patient Reported Outcome Measures
Solutions to improve the visibility of real time information across the NHS
Our achievements in:Digital Health
Health Data Research UK has awarded £30 million funding to six sites across the UK to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.more
We have supported GP practices, pharmacies and NHS community clinics across UCLPartners to improve detection of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) by distributing 670 mobile electrocardiogram devices. Detecting AF at an early stage can prevent AF related strokes and reduce costs to the NHS associated with AF related illness.more
Our achievements in:
We are working with Sustainability and Transformation Partnership teams, supporting them to develop the skills they need to work with colleagues from a range of disciplines. This collaborative approach enables the delivery of effective, patient-centred integrated care.more
Our achievements in:
£5 million funding awarded for NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit which will bring mental health researchers, clinicians, service users and carers closer together.
The main aim of the unit is to provide research to inform policy makers. The policy research unit will be hosted at UCL, jointly led by UCL and King's, alongside researchers from City, University of London and Middlesex University.
Our achievements in:
Working with 13 hospital trusts across the partnership, we have developed the quality improvement capabilities of staff and improved outcomes for patients, reducing mortality from Acute Kidney Injury by 47% and Sepsis by 24%.more
3,504 individuals from across UCLPartners now use LifeQI, an online platform we provide for organisations, enabling teams to manage quality improvement projects and share their learning for the benefit of others.more
This year, we've trained over 900 individuals from just over 60% of our partner organisations through our suite of training programmes. We've also enrolled over 100 members on to our networks, helping to develop a culture of improvement to enable and sustain high quality, safe, efficient and compassionate care.more
UCLPartners is a company limited by guarantee. We bring together a wide set of roles to bring about greater improvements across the health and care pathway for the benefit of patients and the population.
Partnership working remains at the forefront of everything we do. As ever, we are committed to supporting our partners to deliver a sustainable health and care system for the population.
In May 2018 UCLPartners was relicensed as an AHSN for the next five years. Under our new licence we will focus on national priorities for the NHS including mental health, stroke prevention and medicines optimisation.
Over the coming year we will build a local Innovation Exchange that will identify common challenges and bring organisations together to develop, test and spread solutions. We will also evolve our offer of support for our local sustainability and transformation partnerships and support economic growth by helping to develop and deliver the Industrial Strategy and life sciences agenda.
Throughout our work, we will embrace the enabling function of digital technology, for the benefit of patients and the population.