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About the Trust

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Our children's services

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We have been formally recognised as leading a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of a child with a long-term condition.

Our community services

Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other health care and voluntary sector organisations. Our staff often work in multidisciplinary teams that span organisational boundaries and we are developing innovative models of care such as more autonomous neighbourhood nursing teams.


We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. In 2018/19 we had over 550 studies running across a range of medical conditions, the highest of any NHS Trust in England.

We have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with King’s College London.

Our patients and staff

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. In our comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2015/16 we achieved a ‘good’ overall rating. Evelina London Children’s Hospital and our emergency department were rated as ‘outstanding’. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS.

The commitment of our 16,200 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The NHS staff survey results for 2017 show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS and we know this has a positive impact on the care provided to patients.

We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.

Some facts and figures highlights

  • 2.6 million patient contacts per year, including more than 796,000 in community services, 123,000 daycase patients, 93,000 inpatients and 1.38 million outpatients 
  • around 17,100 staff
  • annual turnover of almost £1.6 billion
  • more than 6,492 babies delivered every year. 

About the Trust

  • 2.6 million patient contacts
  • 17,100 staff
  • over £1.6 billion annual turnover