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.
We are working in partnership with King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust as part of the South East London Acute Provider Collaborative.
The South East London Acute Provider Collaborative is working on a range of programmes with the aim of improving patient care and increasing financial sustainability across the 3 organisations.
A recent example of how the partnership works in practice is the use of operating theatres at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup by surgical teams from King's, Guy's and St Thomas' and Lewisham and Greenwich.
This new arrangement has enhanced our ability to ensure patients get the care and treatment they need, while also ensuring teams from the trusts work together in a coordinated way, which makes the best use of the resources at our disposal.
In February 2021, Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals became part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise and research in heart and lung disease.
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.