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Research by UCL’s Professor Susan Michie and colleagues led to the establishment of the NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training in 2009, estimated to have helped 7,500 smokers to quit, saving an estimated 6,500 life years.
UCL's Professor Sir Michael Marmot's independent review to propose the most effective evidence-based strategies for reducing health inequalities in England has fundamentally shifted discourse on health inequalities in the UK and internationally.
UCL research developed international standards for electronic health records, enabling patient records to move with them to different health providers and clinicians in different settings to collaborate more effectively.
UCL research has provided evidence about vaccination of different groups against influenza that has influenced policy and practice in the UK and North America.
UCL research showed that expansion of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) in developing countries should proceed, despite the unavailability of viral load testing.
The Health Survey for England, which is run annually by UCL and NatCen Social Research since 1994, has played a key role in informing obesity policy and supporting the development of effective strategies to combat obesity in England.
UCL research on the quality and outcomes of care of people with or at risk of cardiovascular diseases has informed guidelines and clinical management in a number of areas.