Clinical Academic Groups
Clinical Academic Groups (CAGs) bring together clinical services, research, education and training to offer care and treatment that is based upon reliable evidence backed up by research. A major aim of the CAGs is to aid effective and rapid use of 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.
As part of the Psychosis Clinical Academic Group (CAG), the Department of Psychosis Studies is directly integrated with all clinical services for psychosis in the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, a world-leading clinical centre serving a local population of 1.2 million. Integrating research and clinical infrastructure in this way greatly facilitates implementation of the department’s research strategy, with a synergy between academic and clinical work. The position of the Psychosis CAG alongside other CAGs within King’s Health Partners also facilitates interactions between research in psychosis and research in neuroscience, neuroimaging, psychology, addictions, and with medical disciplines.
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.
In addition to Psychosis, the CAGs cover the following areas: