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Our healthcare partners

At King’s, we work with organisations that give students experience in tackling healthcare challenges and improving patient care. And not just in the UK. We work together to make sure health education and research reaches people all over the globe

Our partners provide placements for pre-registration nursing and midwifery students. This is key to helping us prepare a new generation of healthcare professionals. 

In return, we share our research expertise, design tailored training for teams and inject new ideas into practice that improve patient care.

We also run the Network for Excellence in Education (NECE) to give clinical teams the chance to discuss common challenges and keep them up to speed on important changes to healthcare education. 

King's is also part of UK Academic Health Sciences Centre called King's Health Partners. Along with three of the UK's leading NHS trusts - Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley - we work together to ensure research breakthroughs directly benefit patients.

 

Providing practice learning for students

To prepare for their career, our pre-registration nurses need to test their skills and learn how to manage relationships.

Working in our partner trusts gives them the chance to immerse themselves in practice and work alongside professionals with clinical expertise in a whole host of areas.

Students talking in a simulation ward

Supporting professional development

Other partnerships commission King’s for CPD work. Training is designed using our expertise and geared towards helping teams build specific skills.  

For example, we’ve worked with our partner Imperial College Trust to create innovative courses that include in-house emergency practitioner training and minor illness and injury education.   

We developed our own in-house courses to generate our own workforce. King’s College London were extremely supportive from the outset and listened to our specific needs. Now we’re creating our third course with King’s!

Julia, Consultant Nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Carrying out research and creating patient resources

We also work with organisations to answer big questions in the field, boost knowledge around specific areas and help patients understand their care.

Two examples of our recent projects are: 

  • The Diabetes for South Asians (DoSA) programme 
    We developed this course over several years, through research at King’s and the University of Warwick and meeting people from South Asian communities. 
  • Caesarean section information gap
    We worked with healthcare charity Tommy’s to help expectant mothers understand everything about c-sections – from what happens during surgery to top tips for recovery.

 

Our partners

NHS partners

Millions of people depend on the NHS in the UK. With a wide range of partner trusts across London, we work with them to organise placements for students and help their teams solve complex challenges.

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Foundation Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
West London Mental Health NHS Trust

Non-NHS partners

We work with leading consultants and specialist teams at a range of organisations – from hospices and children’s charities, to private clinics and top mental health care units. As well as providing placements, many of their professionals join our post-qualification courses and study days. 

Bromley Healthcare
Bupa Cromwell Hospital
Cygnet Health Care
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Equinox Care
Harley Street Clinic
Hexagon Housing Association
Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth
MediHome Limited
Nightingale Hospital
Nightingale House
Portland Hospital
Princess Grace Hospital
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
St Christopher's Hospice
The Children's Trust
The London Clinic
The Priory Hayes Grove
The Wellington Hospital
Trinity Hospice

 

 

Healthcare professionals in hospital and community environments