Brunel University has today joined Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP), which brings together some of the world’s most respected health and academic institutions to bring demonstrable improvements in the health and wellbeing of the 2.3 million people living in North West London. It is also the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) for this area.
ICHP, which is licensed as one of the 15 AHSNs in England, also works with patients, industry and other sectors to identify new innovations and best practice, and turn these into practical products and services that can be more readily adopted by the NHS to improve patient care.
Brunel University is the second university to join the Partnership, which already includes Imperial College London as one of its 21 partner organisations. Joining the Partnership will enable the university to share its academic and research innovations across a broader population, helping to improve care for patients both in North West London and beyond.
Brunel University is committed to delivering research, education and interdisciplinary training of international quality and to supporting integrated care. It will add much value to the already rich and diverse network created by the Partnership.
Professor Julia Buckingham, Vice-Chancellor of Brunel University, said: “I am delighted that Brunel University is joining Imperial College Health Partners. Brunel has a long history in the field of health research and I have no doubt its’ complementary strengths in occupational health and physiotherapy research, social sciences, bioengineering, health economics and operations management will prove valuable to the members of the Partnership.”
Dr Adrian Bull, Managing Director of Imperial College Health Partners, stated: “We are extremely pleased to be able to welcome Brunel University to the Partnership, and I know that it will make an excellent contribution to our work programme.
“It has an outstanding academic and research reputation, and we’re looking forward to supporting the university to share its research findings and innovations with the Partnership and across North West London, helping to transform care and outcomes for patients.”