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Guy's and St Thomas' is one of the UK's leading NHS foundation trusts. Our spirit of innovation as well as our strong and successful leadership is widely recognised.

As well as managing Guy's, St Thomas' and the Evelina London Children's Hospital, we are proud to manage adult and children's community services in Lambeth and Southwark. This allows us to join up care for patients and provide services in the right place for them and their families.

We lead many clinical networks and our specialist services serve a wide catchment area across south east England and beyond through outreach clinics and dedicated centres, often delivered in collaboration with NHS or commercial partners.

We play our part as a system leader locally in south east London and further afield. We have a positive reputation for sharing management skills, best practice and new ideas with other NHS organisations and through our commercial activities.

  • Working in partnership

    The Trust has a long tradition of working with partners, both locally and further afield, sharing clinical knowledge and management expertise.

    As a provider of specialist services we are a key partner in many clinical networks that span a range of specialities. These include children's, cardiovascular, kidney and cancer services. We are a regional genetics centre and are actively involved in the national 100,000 Genomes Project. We are delighted to host the national Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult which is co-located with our NIHR Biomedical Research centre at Guy's Hospital.

    Delivering care in innovative ways

    Our aim is to deliver care in innovative ways, centralising where necessary while offering care closer to home where possible. New dialysis services including radiotherapy and chemotherapy at Sidcup, and services for complex respiratory patients in Surrey highlight our work with both NHS and commercial partners.

    Since welcoming community health services into the Trust in 2011, we have benefited from new opportunities to engage in creative partnerships beyond our hospitals, working with primary and social care colleagues as well as third sector organisations and local people. 

    We are also working closely with Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust to develop plans to transform care for people with heart and lung disease. See our joint statement.

  • National leader for staff engagement

    As well as putting patients at the heart of everything we do, we work hard to ensure that staff at all levels have the skills and support needed to improve efficiency and effectiveness within their services. We place great importance on staff engagement as well as training and development.

    Guy's and St Thomas' achieved the highest engagement score of all combined acute and community trusts in the latest national NHS Staff Survey.

    • 88% of our staff are happy with the standard of care provided by the Trust.
    • 78% would recommend the Trust as a place to work – higher than the national average of 64%.

    See What our staff think about working here.

  • Commercial services

    We are engaged in a wide range of commercial ventures that support the work of the Trust, enabling us to innovate and also to generate income that is reinvested in services for NHS patients.

    Our commercial services team oversees a broad portfolio that includes:

    Guy's and St Thomas' Consulting

    Guy's and St Thomas' Consulting offers support to drive performance improvement and change programmes, strategic planning, research and education. Management consultancy is available in the UK and internationally covering a wide range of healthcare-related disciplines from procurement and HR services to clinical pathway redesign, governance and regulatory systems.

    ETL (Essentia Trading Limited)

    ETL is a unique multidisciplinary consultancy that enables public and private sector organisations to transform their environments.

    Formed in 2014 by Guy’s and St Thomas’, ETL re-invest profits within the Trust. Comprising of 80 experts, ETL has offices in London and Oxfordshire. It also has staff based in Cambridge, East Anglia, Manchester and Dublin.

    ETL provides infrastructure advisory services in healthcare, higher education, science and research sectors across capital development, cost management, project and programme management, property consultancy, health strategy and planning and sustainability.

    For more information visit ETL website.

    Contact us

    For more information about how we can work with you for the benefit of patients, please contact us.

    Commercial Services

    Victoria Cheston
    Commercial Director
    Email: victoria.cheston@gstt.nhs.uk
    Commercial Services website

    ETL (Essential Trading Limited)

    ETL (Essentia Trading Limited) website