Translating cutting edge research into measurable health gain for patients and populations
UCLPartners is one of five accredited academic health science systems in the UK. Our purpose is to translate cutting edge research and innovation into measurable health gain for patients and populations – in London, across the UK, and globally.
To achieve this, we develop integrated, value-for-money, outcome-driven solutions to the most pressing health care challenges. These solutions include faster drug discovery and development; innovative technologies; new approaches to clinician education and professional development; and models of care that drive both quality and value. Our solutions are:
- Patient-led, organising care around patients’ needs and preferences
- Population-focused, taking a system-wide view to drive improved health outcomes at speed and scale
- Cross-boundary, spanning primary, secondary and tertiary care, and connecting different phases of academic research
We take a partnership approach to developing solutions: we work with patient groups, universities, NHS Trusts, community care organisations, commissioners, government and industry. Our role is not to mandate change or to “own” solutions ourselves. Rather, we work with our partners to co-create, test and implement solutions, ultimately embedding these solutions in our partners’ everyday working.
We harness academia, across biomedicine, the humanities and other disciplines, to solve the broader health problems of populations – for example, cultural barriers to cancer screening in certain ethnic communities. We facilitate dialogue between academics, clinicians and populations to ensure that research is focused on impact.
Read more about us in an overview of UCLPartners and the UCLPartners pamphlet.