City University London joins leading health research partnership
City University London welcomed to UCLPartners
City University London announced today that it has joined the executive group of UCLPartners, one of five accredited academic health science groups in the UK. City was invited to join the prestigious partnership in recognition of its expertise in nursing, allied health, health services research and evaluation and health management.
UCLPartners focuses on turning cutting edge academic research and health innovation into measureable health gains for patients and their families in London, across the UK and globally. At any one time UCLPartners is facilitating a diverse portfolio of research and improvement projects across its partners and the healthcare sector.
At the moment the partnership's research portfolio includes over 50 initiatives to improve health and healthcare. For example one project focuses on creating an integrated healthcare system for cancer patients in North East and North Central London that will enhance patient experience, achieve earlier diagnosis and thence better outcomes and to increase access to clinical trials. Other research projects seek to increase value for money in mental health (outcomes that matter to patients per pound spent) and to improve the quality of stroke care throughout the whole health system - from prevention through to rehabilitation.
The founding partners are UCL together with UCLH, The Royal Free Hospital, Moorfields and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Other healthcare trusts have joined the partnership since its formation and it continues to expand the number of its partners towards the realisation of its overall aims and ambitions.
As the second university member to join UCLPartners, City's leading health sciences academics will be involved in a range of research projects aimed at improving healthcare delivery.
At a formal signing for the partnership, Professor Sir Cyril Chantler, Chair of UCLPartners said that City's expertise will complement the work of its partners.
"City's expertise in allied health professions, nursing, health services research and the evaluation of innovative solutions to the delivery of healthcare along with its expertise in health management is well recognised. We wanted to be able to tap into the University's knowledge and expertise in these areas. That is the reason we invited City to join the partnership and we are delighted they have accepted."
Professor Stanton Newman, Dean of the School of Health Sciences at City University London said:
"I'm honoured that we have been invited to become member of this prestigious partnership. City University London's School of Health Sciences is focused on developing integrated health research that has a positive, measurable impact on the way healthcare is delivered both in the UK and aboard.
"Joining this partnership will allow us to share our knowledge and expertise with leaders in research and the delivery of healthcare to help improve outcomes for patients. All of the academic staff at City are excited at the prospect of working more closely with some of the best healthcare clinicians and research professionals in the country."