Our partners

The National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)’s mission is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. The NIHR does this by:

  • Funding high quality, timely research that benefits the NHS, public health and social care;
  • Investing in world-class expertise, facilities and a skilled delivery workforce to translate discoveries into improved treatments and services;
  • Partnering with patients, service users, carers and communities, improving the relevance, quality and impact of our research;
  • Attracting, training and supporting the best researchers to tackle complex health and social care challenges;
  • Collaborating with other public funders, charities and industry to help shape a cohesive and globally competitive research system;
  • Funding applied global health research and training to meet the needs of the poorest people in low and middle income countries.

NIHR is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. Its work in low and middle income countries is principally funded through UK Aid from the UK government.

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) provides first-class acute and specialist services in six hospitals in central London.

UCLH's mission is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. 

In partnership with University College London (UCL) we are one of the country’s five comprehensive biomedical research centres. We are a member of UCL Partners which brings together some of the UK's world-renowned medical research centres and hospitals.

University College London (UCL)

University College London (UCL) is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the world, and is one of only a handful of institutions rated as having the strongest academic reputation and the broadest research impact.

The university has one of Europe’s largest and most research active groupings of biomedical scientists, which includes four world class postgraduate institutes - the Institute of Ophthalmology, the Institute of Neurology, the Institute of Child Health and the Eastman Dental Institute. UCL, together with the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK and the Wellcome Trust, has founded the Francis Crick Institute to bring together scientists from all disciplines.

UCL Partners

UCL Partners, the largest Academic Health Science Partnership in Europe, brings together hospitals, universities and other partners from north, central and east London to collaborate on discovery science and accelerate the translation of medical advances and proven innovations into international clinical practice.

UCLPartners also leads major integrated programmes to improve health outcomes at scale and generate wealth, including the London Cancer Integrated Cancer System and the life course for women and children.