Hospital trust awarded 'university' status
Posted on 26/07/2017 by
Northwick Park Hospital is run by London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
THE NHS Trust which covers Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals has been awarded University Hospital status.
It means London North West Healthcare NHS Trust can now add the word ‘University’ to its title.
The recognition, which grants the Trust membership to the Association of UK University Hospitals (AUKUH), was awarded thanks to its “commitment” to research and teaching.
Bob Bell, AUKUH Chair, said: “A Trust which supports researchers and educators is one which can drive innovation and set the agenda for UK healthcare.
“The Association is very proud to have London North West Healthcare NHS Trust as a member and looks forward to the valuable input it will have at this crucial time for the health service.”
London North West, which also covers Central Middlesex Hospital and Ealing Hospital, joins 46 other members of the AUKUH after demonstrating its dedication to thorough research and undergraduate study.
Jacqueline Docherty, Chief Executive of the Trust, said the recognition was a formal acknowledgement of the role it plays in terms of training and healthcare innovation.
“A strong, positive signal of this kind will help us considerably in our efforts to strengthen relationships with partners, to build trust with the communities we serve and to recognise the impact of our outstanding clinical workforce within London, nationally and beyond,” she added.