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Clinical Academic Groups

Clinical Academic Groups

Clinical Academic Groups (CAGs) bring together clinical services, research, education and training to offer care and treatment, based upon reliable research evidence that it works.  One of the main aims of CAGs is to help us become better and faster at using the latest research to improve the care and treatment we provide. CAGS also provide high quality teaching for the next generation of clinical staff and scientists.

King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas' and King's College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts work with King's Health Partners, the Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) to support the CAGs.

The CAGs cover the following areas:

  • Addictions
  • Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Mental Health of Older Adults Services
  • Mood, Anxiety and Personality
  • Psychological Medicine
  • Psychosis

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health CAG

CAMHS includes local and national, specialist outpatient and inpatient services (including forensic inpatient care). Community services are provided by the CAG in a range of locations including schools and GP surgeries. There are also paediatric liaison services at local acute hospital emergency departments and wards.

Research in the Academic Departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology (and other Institute of Psychiatry Departments e.g Neuroimaging and the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre) and the Biomedical Research Centre themes on ‘Mental disorders that start in childhood'.

 For more information, see below:

If you are interested in a clinical placement of clinical observership with the Child and Adolescent  Mental Health Services of the South London and Maudsley Trust, please contact Eve Blanchard (


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