UCLH, situated in the heart of London, is one of the largest NHS trusts in the United Kingdom and provides first-class acute and specialist services in six hospitals.
UCL Hospitals Charitable Foundation is the main fundraising charity for key research, building and equipment projects across all University College London Hospitals. Thanks to the support and generosity of our supporters we were able to raise over £28 million towards the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre development. We are continuing to help UCLH NHS Foundation Trust deliver cutting edge research and first-class patient care by supporting a number of new projects across our hospitals. A list of our current fundraising projects can be found under the 'Projects' header at the top of this page.
We rely on the generosity of our supporters in order to help us to run projects that positively change people's lives both now and in the future. By choosing to donate to one of our projects, or take part in one of our events, you are directly improving the experience of our patients.
Thank you for your support.
At the start of the pandemic many of the young patients were sent home if they were well enough or moved to their local hospital or to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
We caught up with Senior Youth Support Co-ordinator Frenchesca James who works with young patients to hear how the ongoing pandemic has impacted the Young Person's Unit on Ward T12 at University College Hospital.
The Lungs for Living team continues to lead ground-breaking research into early lung cancer and the Summit Study, which aims to detect lung cancer early and to develop a new blood test for the early detection of multiple cancer types, is well underway.
Our team at University College London are currently collaborating with a team from Imperial College London and they are excited to be working with a wide range of academics.
The Summit Study has revealed that early CT scans catch 70% of lung cancers at an early stage.
This evidence could change the future detection and treatment of lung cancer. Although the UK currently offers screening for breast cancer, bowel and cervical cancer, there is no screening for lung cancer, the deadliest cancer of all.
We need your help to change this.