Governance and compliance


Health Partnerships Committee: Terms of Reference

Information regarding the UCL Health Partnership Committee's formal powers and responsibilities

Subject to any particular direction that may from time to time be given by the University Management Committee (UMC), the Health Partnerships Committee is charged by the UMC:

  1. To provide strategic direction for UCL’s major health partnership objectives, and enable a coordinated approach;
  2. To receive reports on major joint capital projects and campus strategies involving our local health partners, and provide advice on our institutional approach;
  3. To guide UCL's engagement strategy with our local academic-health system, including BRCs, UCLPartners, the North-Central London Health Alliance, Public Health England and MedCity, and ensure our objectives from those relationships are realised;
  4. To guide UCL's strategic approach to UK health partnerships (e.g. with industry (Big Pharma, SMEs), NIHR, and regional networks such as the Northern Health Science Alliance);
  5. To guide UCL's strategic approach to Global Health partnerships and initiatives (e.g. Africa Health Research Institute);
  6. To consider health partnerships in education and training;
  7. To consider emerging themes/opportunities in the external environment, and implications for our strategic priorities; 
  8. To endorse emerging projects within the authority of the Committee and its members, ensuring governance and resourcing arrangements are clear, and make recommendations as to their prioritisation to UMC or other relevant bodies;
  9. To serve as an escalation point for major operational risks that are unable to be effectively managed/resolved within the relevant areas of UCL;
  10. To refer matters to the UMC, where they impact on the responsibility of other UMC committees or where the chair considers the decision is of strategic importance.