UCLPartners is an academic health science center located in London, England.
The members of UCLPartners include Barts Health NHS Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Mary University of London, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, University College London (UCL), The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
In July 2007 the then Health Minister Lord Darzi recommended the establishment of a number of academic health science centers in the UK. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust (now Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust), UCL, and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust announced their intention to form UCLPartners in August 2008. In February 2009 Professor Sir Cyril Chantler was appointed as the first Chair of UCLPartners and it was officially designated as one of the UK’s first academic health science centers by the UK Department of Health in March 2009. In October 2011 it was announced that Barts and The London NHS Trust and Queen Mary, University of London had agreed to join UCLPartners.
UCLPartners is the largest academic health science center in the world, treats more than 1.5 million patients each year, and includes around 3,500 scientists, senior researchers, and consultants.
According to the independent Thomson ISI Essential Science Indicators, which assesses organizations according to the number of highly cited publications produced, UCLPartners is ranked: first in the world for research into ophthalmology; second in the world (and first in Europe) for neuroscience; first in Europe for clinical medicine; and second in Europe for immunology.
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