At Guy’s Cancer, we work with partners across London and the UK to give all our patients high quality care.
By working together, we can share our expertise and resources to provide the best care possible, along with ground-breaking research leading to new treatments.
For you, this means we can offer faster diagnosis, speedy access to the latest techniques in cancer treatment and better patient experience – not only in treatment, but also through counselling and support.
King's Health Partners
Guy’s Cancer is part of King’s Health Partners, one of the UK’s six academic health sciences centres. Together with our partners King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts and King’s College London, we form the largest cancer centre in the UK. Through this partnership, we provide clinical care, research and education that directly benefits people living in south east London and beyond.
King's Health Partners clinical trials
King's Health Partners is home to one of the UK's busiest centres for NHS and commercial clinical trials. The joint office and unit help us and our partners to increase the quality and delivery of clinical trials.
King's Health Partners biobank
The biobank collects tissue and blood samples, along with medical information, from selected patients at Guy’s and St Thomas' who have a diagnosis or possible diagnosis of cancer. Analysing these samples helps us to understand what causes cancer, leading to more effective treatment options and improved patient care.
South East London Accountable Cancer Network
This network was established in Spring 2016, following the end of the London Cancer Alliance. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are working with local commissioners to focus on providing better coordinated care, increased access to services and improved waiting times in order to deliver excellent outcomes and experience for our patients.
The South East London Collaborative for Public Health
We work with local healthcare partners at all levels across south-east London, including GP practices, other hospitals and Greenwich and Lewisham NHS Foundation Trusts. These partnerships help us to ensure seamless referrals, coordinate care and a better experience for our patients.
We work closely with a number of top academic institutions including King's College London, University College London and London South Bank University in many areas, including to train the health professionals on whom the NHS depends.
Comprehensive Cancer Imaging Centre (CCIC)
This major collaboration is developing new imaging techniques that allow scientists to watch how cells behave inside a patient's body in real time. This enables doctors to earlier identify which treatments will work best for individual patients.
Our researchers work closely with researchers at other organisations to better understand and treat cancer.
At Guy's Cancer, we have several nationally funded research centres, including the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit and the Richard Dimbleby Laboratory. Guy's and St Thomas' is home to the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and world-renowned specialist research centres including St John's Institute of Dermatology.
These networks keep us up to date with the very latest findings in cancer research.
Guy's and St Thomas' Charity
We benefit from the support of Guy's and St Thomas' Charity. This independent charitable foundation supports new ideas to tackle major health and care challenges in Lambeth and Southwark. Its generous support has contributed to the development of Guy's Cancer and cancer remains one of its top priorities.
Serco Group plc
We work with Serco Group plc and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust through a joint venture called Viapath. Viapath helps us drive forward efficiencies and innovations in pathology services.
Macmillan Cancer Support
We work closely with Macmillan Cancer Support to give our patients medical, practical and emotional support through their diagnosis, treatment and beyond. This work includes the new £200,000 Dimbleby Macmillan Support Service that is being developed at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, with Dimbleby Cancer Care.