Providers of personalised care
Dedication to provide high quality, personal care for all our patients is at the heart of everything that we do.
We provide a full range of services for local residents as well as specialist services for patients from further afield. See our services section for more information.
Our care takes place in two of London's best known teaching hospitals, Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital, where the Evelina Children's Hospital is also located. We also provide community care in health centres for residents of Lambeth and Southwark.
We are part of King’s Health Partners, one of only five academic health sciences centres in the UK. As such, we are pioneers in health research, and provide high quality teaching and education.
Our values have been developed in close collaboration with staff and underpin the way that we work. Our commitment is to:
Put patients first
Take pride in what we do
Strive to be the best
Act with integrity
Our Equality and Human Rights Scheme 2010 - 2013 provides more details about our commitment to patients and staff.
Innovators through the ages
Our hospitals have been at the forefront of medical innovation since they were founded almost 900 years ago.
Today, our expertise includes cardiothoracic, kidney and cancer care, as well as children's services.
Find out more about our history, our performance and the ambitious plans we have for the future.
Our commercial ventures
We are making the most of commercial opportunities. These provide additional income to support the delivery of our NHS services. For example, GSTS Pathology is a joint venture with Serco Group Plc which delivers pathology services to Guy's and St Thomas' as well as other organisations.
Ethical and responsible
We have been recognised for our work to reduce our impact on the environment and local area. Our combined heat and power engines provide 50% of the energy we use and where possible, we buy goods and services locally.
We are also one of the largest employers in Lambeth and Southwark.
Read more about our sustainability achievements.
Our foundation trust status
As an NHS foundation trust, we are accountable to Parliament, rather than the Department of Health, and regulated by Monitor. We are still part of the NHS and must meet national standards and targets, but we have more financial freedom. We can retain our surpluses and decide how to invest this money.
Our governors and members help to make us successful, by ensuring that we are accountable and listen to the needs and views of our patients.