Healthcare and translation

We work closely with the National Health Service (NHS) and other healthcare delivery stakeholders to build innovation capacity within clinical research and practice and promote uptake and dissemination of new medical breakthroughs.

Our key aim is to turn scientific discovery into better health for patients and populations - and to get this done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Professor Jonathan Weber

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

To achieve this the College has established a number of integrated healthcare partnerships and has been highly successful in competing for major funding and external designations for our portfolio of translational infrastructure.

The information below provides an introduction to our Academic Health Science Centre and Academic Health Science Network - the organisational partnerships we have established with our NHS partners to provide the framework and collaborative culture to drive and disseminate improvement in healthcare.

Read on in our Bench to Bedside section about the National Institute for Health Research supported centres, facilities and units which drive our discoveries through the translational pipeline into real-world application. 

We want to transform health outcomes and to support the UK's globally competitive position in healthcare related industries by increasing societal and economic gain.

Translating medical research into patient benefits


Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) is a partnership between Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The purpose of our AHSC is to utilise excellence in research and education across all Faculties at Imperial. We want to transform health outcomes and to support the UK's globally competitive position in healthcare related industries by increasing societal and economic gain.