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 NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, 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.
We also support the NHS in technology transfer, ensuring that innovations from our hospitals can be translated into impact across the NHS and wider health and social care sectors.
Bench to bedside translation: key partnerships
NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
Our BRC is a translational research partnership between Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. It provides the infrastructure – human and technological – to conduct early stage experimental medicine within the Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre.
Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC)
A university-NHS partnership transforming healthcare through research. Partners comprise: Imperial College London, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP)
ICHP brings together NHS providers of healthcare services, clinical commissioning groups and leading universities across North West London. Also the designated Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for NW London, ICHP was created by the NHS to support complex change across the health and care sector.