- About us
- Academic Health Sciences Centre Concordat
- Academic Health Sciences Centres - what are they?
- Job opportunities
- Key facts
- King's International Lecture Series
- Our community
- Our organisation
- Our response to the White Paper
- South London Academic Health Science Network
- The partners
- Clinical Academic Groups
- Clinical services
- Contact us
- Terms and Conditions
An Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is an organisation which delivers health care to patients and undertakes health-related research. An AHSC usually has a well developed role in teaching and education as well. This type of organisation is fairly common amongst the leading hospitals and universities around the world.
King’s Health Partners is one of England’s five AHSCs. It brings together a world-leading research led university (King’s College London) and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts (Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley).
Our aim is to create a centre where world-class research, teaching and clinical practice are brought together for the benefit of patients. We want to make sure that the lessons from research are used more swiftly, effectively and systematically to improve healthcare services for people with physical and mental health care problems. This is about providing a world-class service.
At the same time as competing on the international stage, our focus remains on providing local people with the very best that the NHS has to offer. King’s Health Partners will bring real and lasting benefits to the communities of south London. Local people will continue to benefit from access to world-leading healthcare experts and clinical services which are underpinned by the latest research knowledge. There will also be benefits for the local area in regeneration, education, jobs and economic growth.
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