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Fish D.,UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership | Chantler C.,UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership | Kakkar A.K.,UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership | Trembath R.,UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership | Tooke J.,UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership
Translational Research in Biomedicine | Year: 2013

Academic Medical Centres (AMCs) translate laboratory research into clinical success. University College London Partnership (UCLP) is further designated to translate proven interventions into population health gain and wealth creation. UCLP has grown since 2009 from a partnership of 5 institutions to include 9 universities, 16 major hospitals, community and mental health organisations with a combined annual budget of USD15bn and health care employees of 70,000, serving a local population of 6 million. UCLP is a 'not for profit' company serving the partnership and acting an enabling catalyst. The culture of the partnership is crucial. Progress relies on the shared vision, trust and transparency, rather than further contracts between autonomous partner organisations. This has enabled tangible benefits in major areas of disease burden such as stroke and cancer. UCLP is also responsible for much postgraduate clinical education and leadership development. This creates the workforce that the patients and organisations will need for the anticipated changes to healthcare delivery over te next decade, and serves to bind the partnership to the shared vision. Copyright © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.

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