Our research partnerships

We work with many other health and research organisations. We have strong links with our local university, King’s College London, and with the neighbouring NHS Foundation Trusts of King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley.

We work with these partners through the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, and as part of King’s Health Partners.

National Institute for Health (NIHR) Research Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London works to develop and deliver new medicines and diagnostics to patients, drive research and innovation into the NHS, and provide national systems leadership for maximum impact to patients.

With our research activity organised into nine themes, each holding an individual Athena Swan Silver award highlighting our commitment to equality and diversity, and supported by our interdisciplinary, world leading infrastructure, we are poised to deliver the next step change for the health and wealth of our nation.

King’s Health Partners

King’s Health Partners (KHP) is one of the UK’s six academic health sciences centres. This brings together a world leading university and three successful NHS foundation trusts:

  • King's College London
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’
  • King’s College Hospital
  • South London and Maudsley.

KHP brings together world-class research, teaching and clinical practice for the benefit of patients. We want to make sure that knowledge from research is used swiftly and effectively to improve healthcare for people with physical and mental health care problems.

Bench to bedside

As a hospital involved in research, we bring together academics and clinicians. This speeds up this ‘bench to bedside’ process, ensuring that a discovery in the laboratory leads as quickly as possible to a change in treatment, new drug or improvement in patient care.

Improving this process not only saves time, but also money as studies can be done more quickly and efficiently. This helps the research budget to go further.

Award for our biomedical research centre

Our biomedical research centre has been awarded £64.4 million from the National Institute for Health Research so that we can continue ground-breaking research into innovative new

Research at KHP

King’s Health Partners (KHP) is one of the UK’s six academic health sciences centres, bringing together a world leading university and three successful NHS foundation trusts.