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King's Health Partners

We are the academic partner of King’s Health Partners, one of only six Academic Health Sciences Centres in England designated by the Department of Health. 

King’s Health Partners brings together a world leading research led university and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts: Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley.

An Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) is the UK government’s description of the research and healthcare structure adopted by many of the world’s leading academic institutions and hospitals. The Centres are tasked with delivering on the commitment set out in Lord Darzi’s strategy for the future of the NHS, High Quality Care for All. They will speed up the time it takes the NHS to access new and better quality treatments and approaches to improving health because of the unique partnerships between the work of top quality researchers and NHS staff working at the front line delivering patient care.

King’s Health Partners has a tripartite mission to advance health and wellbeing by integrating world class research, care, education and training through:

  • Translating research more rapidly into clinical practice and effectively disseminating these advances through education and training

  • Harnessing the power of discovery science to transform the nature of healthcare by moving from treatment towards population screening and disease prevention.

  • Recognising that special needs and inequalities in health among our local population and addressing these through earlier intervention and personalised medicine, as well as helping local people to maintain, improve and enhance their health.

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