The collaboration, called UCL Partners, is reportedly the largest such collaboration.

University College London and four British hospitals are joining forces to create a research group that they are saying will be the countries largest.

The collaborators are Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The alliance, to be called UCL Partners, will be based in London and will become operational in September. It will focus initially on 10 areas of research: the nervous system, children’s health, heart disease, transplantation, immunology, ophthalmology, deafness and hearing impairment, dental and oral disease, cancer and women’s health.

UCL Partners will support over 3,500 scientists, senior researchers, and consultants. They report that the annual turnover of around two billion.

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