UCLPartners recognised for world-class research and health education 

29/11/2013 00:00 
The Department of Health has today designated UCLPartners to continue as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) for the next five years, from April 2014.
 

UCLPartners has held the coveted AHSC title since 2009, creating an environment for clinicians and academics working in some of the UK’s leading hospitals and universities to collaborate to deliver world class clinical and academic outcomes. 

Recommended by a panel of international experts, the partnership will continue to draw on its world-class research and health education to improve patient care and healthcare delivery and to drive economic growth through partnerships with industry.  It will bring scientific discoveries from the lab to the ward, operating theatre and general practice, to enable patients to benefit from innovative new treatments. 

Professor David Fish, Managing Director of UCLPartners said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition, which wholeheartedly supports our ambition to accelerate medical discovery into large-scale clinical practice. Our members have worked tirelessly to align research, health education and clinical care for the benefit of patients and populations, and it is excellent to be recognised as one of the six globally-competitive AHSCs in the country.”

Professor Sir John Tooke, Academic Director of UCLPartners said: “UCLPartners has developed an exceptional foundation from which to drive forward its AHSC strategy in the future, and to make a real step change in health and wealth. By harnessing our remarkable academic capabilities and excellent clinical services we aspire to establishing a new benchmark for what can be achieved by an AHSC.”

The new designation of six AHSCs reflects England’s reputation as a world-leader in health research and health education, and the Government’s ambition to make the NHS the very best in research and healthcare. 

Health Minister Lord Howe said: “When the NHS and universities come together they can achieve great things. These six partnerships are among the world leaders in health research, health education, and patient care and working with industry to promote economic growth.

I am delighted that international experts have recommended them as centres of excellence and am confident that this step will ensure that England continues to be at the forefront of medical research and treatment.”

 

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