Our work

Our members are translating cutting edge research and innovation into measurable health improvement and wealth creation for patients and populations through a portfolio of programmes and cross-cutting themes.

Working as a partnership, rather than working autonomously as individual higher education institutions and NHS organisations, allows our partnership members to pool their strengths. It provides them with the foundation to create measurable health and wealth gain, driving healthcare improvement at scale across the partnership (not just in their own locality) through delivering continuously better outcomes that matter most to patients.

Our portfolio of programmes is determined by the needs of our population, the strengths of our members and the requirements of our partnership's designated roles as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC), Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), NIHR Clinical Research Network, NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) and Education Lead Provider.

Intersecting our programmes are the cross-cutting themes of clinical quality and value, education, informatics, innovation, research and wealth creation, which are led by a central UCLPartners team who work with and support our programme directors on targeted projects within our programmes.

We are pioneering in our approach as we are the only partnership to fully integrate these designated roles at every level, and use a relentless patient-led, population focused model to enable delivery.  Clinical and academic members are working in partnership across organisational boundaries to a much greater extent than ever before, recognising the unique opportunity to achieve the best clinical outcomes for patients.  

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For example, the Deteriorating Patient Collaborative is the first formal quality improvement learning project across the partnership. It was set up in December 2010 to reduce avoidable cardiac arrests in the hospitals in our area. Starting as a collaboration between six NHS trusts in north central London, the project now includes 15 NHS trusts.