Our research strategy
Our plan for research is broken into eight objectives.
To achieve these and to bring about improvements in both patient care and in health-related research, we need to bring our clinical and academic activities closer together.
Our eight strategic objectives are:
- To sustain and develop areas of existing international profile and excellence in research and clinical services delivery
- To build and grow a focused number of areas of emerging strength, where these are of strategic importance, for example for the health of the local population
- To encourage and support innovation in research and clinical services and to partner with industry to deliver translational outcomes. Within this, to enhance and expand the infrastructure to support innovation and to conduct clinical trials. Opportunities to establish laboratory research linked to these services will be kept under review
- To sustain and develop areas of international excellence in basic research
- To ensure that all King's Health Partners activities are underpinned by high quality health services research and evaluation capability
- To focus research along the entire patient pathway, to include primary care, community health services and ill health prevention
- To exploit strength in social sciences and humanities as related to healthcare, as a unique aspect of our AHSC
- To make a global impact, both in terms of King's Health Partners international profile, and on aspects of the health of the world's population