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This collaboration brings together 21,500 clinicians and other NHS staff, researchers and academics to drive innovation and improve care for the benefit of more than 1.1 million patients a year in North West London. The Imperial College AHSC was formed in 2007 as a partnership between Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare Trust.

The Royal Marsden joined in June 2016 alongside The Royal Brompton. This extended collaboration is set to achieve major advances in health and healthcare by aligning the research, education and clinical services of four organisations with international reputations in all these areas.

The AHSC will build on existing collaborative projects between the partners, including the West London Genomic Medicine Centre, which is playing a key role in the delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project; the RM Partners West London Cancer Alliance, which is developing new models of cancer care; and joint lung cancer research projects.