STRUCTURE: The east London university has announced it is joining academic health science centre UCLPartners.

UCLP is one of the five academic health science centres in England, and one of three in the capital.

The founding partners are UCLH, The Royal Free Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Chair of UCLPartners Professor Sir Cyril Chantler said: “City’s expertise in allied health professions, nursing, health services research and the evaluation of innovative solutions to the delivery of healthcare along with its expertise in health management is well recognised.

“We wanted to be able to tap into the University’s knowledge and expertise in these areas. That is the reason we invited City to join the partnership and we are delighted they have accepted.”

Professor Stanton Newman, dean of the School of Health Sciences at City University London said: “I’m honoured that we have been invited to become member of this prestigious partnership. City University London’s School of Health Sciences is focused on developing integrated health research that has a positive, measurable impact on the way healthcare is delivered both in the UK and aboard.”

He added: “Joining this partnership will allow us to share our knowledge and expertise with leaders in research and the delivery of healthcare to help improve outcomes for patients. All of the academic staff at City are excited at the prospect of working more closely with some of the best healthcare clinicians and research professionals in the country.”