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Our Partners

As a Pan-London initiative working across the health sector and world of academia, we work closely with our partner organisations to ensure that we meet our aims and deliver our strategy for the benefit of all Londoners. The key types of organisations we work with are:

Founding Partners


ISL’s founding partners are the three Academic Health Science Centre (AHSCs) in London; UCL Partners, King’s Health Partners and Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre.

An AHSC is a partnership between universities and healthcare providers within a geographical region which focuses on research, clinical services, education and training. The collaboration between academia (universities) and healthcare providers (e.g. NHS) aims to ensure that the latest medical research and its findings lead to direct clinical benefit for patients.


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  email: Twitter: @UCLPartners

UCLPartners is a partnership of three universities; University College London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary University of London; and five NHS trusts; Barts Health NHS Trust; University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond Street, Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. This Partnership supports the healthcare system of parts of north and east London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex.


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 email:  Twitter: @kingshealth

King’s Health Partners brings together the University of King’s College London and three NHS Foundation Trusts, Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley. This Partnership supports the healthcare system serving the people of South London.


Imperial AHSC

 Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre is a partnership between Imperial College London and Imperial College and Healthcare NHS Trust, based in West London. It works closely with Imperial College Health Partners, the designated Academic Health Science Network for North West London.


Current Partnersx


In May 2013 NHS England announced the designation of 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) three of which align with our three founding partners; Imperial College Health Partners, Health Innovation Network South London and UCLPartners.

The aim of the AHSNs is to put innovation at the heart of the NHS by bringing together health services, academic and industry members. Through their collaboration the AHSNs will develop solutions to healthcare problems and get existing solutions spread more quickly to improve patient outcomes and generate economic benefits for the UK.




Imperial College Health Partners is the designated as the AHSN for North West London which comprises 8 boroughs with a total population of almost 2 million people, accounting for a quarter of the population of London. Together the health budget is £3.4 billion. The AHSNs membership includes representation from academia, primary care, community care, mental health, secondary and specialist care and the Clinical Commissioning Groups.


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email:   Twitter: @HINSouthLondon

Health Innovation Network is the designated ASHN for South London and comprises the 12 boroughs south of the river Thames and within the M25, covering a population of approximately three million people. The Health Innovation Network is focusing on health priorities for its local communities across a number of clinical areas and cross-cutting innovation themes to delver service improvements and drive innovation.


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    email: Twitter: @UCLPartners

Designated in 2013, UCLPartners is one of the largest and most diverse Academic Health Science Networks in England. Its members are translating cutting edge research and innovation into measurable health improvement and wealth creation through a portfolio of programmes, addressing the most pressing healthcare challenges faced by the local population.


Other Pan-London Organisations


In order to deliver on ISL’s Pan-London remit, in addition to working with our AHSC and AHSN partners we aim to work with other London organisations focussing on improving the health of Londoners. Examples of such organisations are:

NHS England

  email: Twitter: @NHSEnglandLDN


NHS England has oversight and leadership for the NHS in London and commission more than £5bn of services for the 8.17 million people living in the capital. These include general practitioners (GP) and over 140 specialised services such as:

  • Mental health
  • HIV treatment
  • Treatment for children with congenital heart conditions
  • Cystic fibrosis treatment
  • Complex spinal surgery
  • Healthcare for those in the criminal justice system



The Greater London Authority (GLA) consists of a directly elected executive Mayor of London and an elected 25-member London Assembly with scrutiny powers. The London Assembly’s role is to examine the effectiveness of the Mayor’s policies, decisions and activities are as well as act as a champion for London by investigating issues that affect everyday life in the capital to find ways of improving our city for everyone who lives here.

The Assembly investigations are carried out by cross-party committees often looking at long-term issues facing London, from improving the economy to how to tackle alcohol misuse by young Londoners. One such committee is the Health Committee which is tasked with reviewing health and wellbeing across London, including reviewing progress against the Mayor’s Health Inequalities Strategies, and work to tackle public health issues such as obesity and alcohol misuse. The Committee will specifically consider the Mayor’s role as Chair of the new pan-London Health Board and the impact that the recent health reforms are having on the capital, notably the decision to devolve health responsibilities to local authorities and efforts to ensure a joined-up approach.



   email:  Twitter: @LondonConnect_

London Connect was founded in 2012 as the information transparency workstream of the shadow London Health Improvement Board (LHIB). On behalf of the three London Academic Health Science Centres (Imperial, King’s Health Partners and UCL Partners), Improvement Science London delivered the London Connect programme in its first year.  Since April 2013, London Connect has been supported by the Health Innovation Network, the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for South London.

London Connect aims to brings people and information together to improve care. The programme is working to achieve this by focusing on three priority areas:

London Connect’s website also provides a wealth of information for IG professionals, health and social care providers and citizens through its resources page, news items and blogs written by members of the Information Governance and Online Records Communities. London Connect also runs regular events for these communities.

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