Learn about UCL's work tackling COVID-19 alongside our NHS partners and NIHR Biomedical Research Centres.
At UCL we are applying the strength of our cross-disciplinary research and working alongside our NHS partner hospitals and three NIHR Biomedical Research Centres to address the challenge COVID-19 poses to society.
How we've taken action
- We have released clinical academic staff so they can use their skills to treat and tend to those suffering with COVID-19.
- More than 300 of UCL’s medical students were fast-tracked through graduation in April, ready to be made frontline NHS doctors, as part of the Government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Breathing aids developed by UCL, UCLH and Formula One, have been delivered to nearly 50 NHS hospitals. The UCL-Ventura underwent patient evaluations at UCLH and across sister hospitals in the London area. The devices are now being delivered to hospitals across England, the devolved nations and crown dependencies in line with demand, and NHS staff can request the devices for their hospitals at no cost to assist management of patients during possible future surges.
UCLH NHS Foundation Trust