Who we work with

We work with a range of partners across south east London and beyond.

South east London




South east London

Health Innovation Network (HIN)

The Health Innovation Network (HIN) South London is the health innovation network for south London, one of 15 across England. Health Innovation Networks are the bodies uniquely established to connect NHS and academic organisations, local authorities, the third sector and industry, in order to increase the spread and adoption of innovation across large populations, at pace and scale.

South East London Integrated Care System

South East London ICS is a partnership that brings together the organisations responsible for publicly funded health and care services in south east London, to make the greatest possible contribution to the health and wellbeing of people living in our six boroughs. 

This includes the Integrated Care Board, NHS health services, six Local Authorities and organisations from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. 

SE London ICS is responsible for allocating public money as well as planning and delivering a wide range of health and care services. The ICS uses its combined resources to tackle of some of the biggest health issues affecting local people in Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. 

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South London

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South London brings together researchers, health and social care practitioners, and local people to improve health and social care in south London. Its applied research is designed to solve practical problems faced by local health and social care services. The aim is to help local NHS and social care services offer excellent care, based on sound evidence. 

NIHR Maudsley BRC at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London  

The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) brings together scientists, clinicians, allied health professionals, service users and carers from across South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London. 

The centre delivers experimental medicine and early phase translational research in clinical disorders, including mental health, dementia, pain, substance use, smoking, alcohol and obesity. Its aim is to accelerate the translation of the latest scientific discoveries into first-in-man clinical trials and other well-designed studies. The findings from these studies can then be developed and implemented to produce new tests and treatments for people with mental and neurological disorders.

NIHR Clinical Research Facilities for Experimental Medicine

We host two NIHR Clinical Research Facilities for Experimental Medicine – one at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and one at South London and Maudsley. 

NIHR/Wellcome Trust King’s Clinical Research Facility

The King’s Clinical Research Facility is a pioneering collaboration involving the NHS, academia and industry to support world-leading research across physical and mental healthcare. 

Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre

King’s College London hosts one of the UK’s 18 Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres of scientific and clinical excellence. There is a national network of experimental cancer medicine centres, which has been funded by Cancer Research UK and the Department of Health. 

NIHR Cardiovascular Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC)

The NIHR Cardiovascular Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) has been set up to identify, encourage and facilitate the development of new medical devices and technology driven solutions that will improve the diagnosis, treatment and well-being of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Medical Research Council Centres

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a Government-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. The Council supports research across the spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals and in MRC centres in the UK and Africa. 

Experimental Medicine Hub

Our Experimental Medicine Hub brings together a critical mass of research activity in one location based at Guy’s Hospital.

Across King’s Health Partners there are specialist research centres focussing on certain clinical and scientific areas:

British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence was established in April 2008 to promote leading research and training in cardiovascular research.  

Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit opened in November 2007. Researchers at the unit investigate the molecular pathology and biology of invasive breast carcinoma to identify and validate novel therapy targets, prognostic factors and biomarkers for these poorly-understood forms of breast cancer.

Arthritis Research UK Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre goals are to investigate new and better ways to diagnose and treat patients with inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, and connective tissue diseases like lupus.

Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine focuses on how the differentiated state of adult tissues is maintained, by using mammalian skin as a model system. Current projects are concerned with self-renewal and lineage selection by human and mouse epidermal stem cells, and the role of stem cells in tumour formation. 

King’s Health Partners Centre for Neurodegeneration Research brings together scientists investigating the causative mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimer's disease and motor neurone disease in the laboratory with clinical colleagues investigating patients and conducting clinical trials.

The Centre for Developmental Neurobiology aims to understand the mechanisms that control brain development and how deviations from the normal plan lead to disease. The Centre has a team of over 130 researchers and is part of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.

NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) South London - This network provides the infrastructure that enables high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS across South London, supporting studies in all areas of disease and clinical need including health and social care. The Network is hosted by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and aims to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research.
Urban Public Health Collaborative – This Collaborate in south east London will facilitate the design, evaluation and implementation of complex public health interventions by involving key stakeholders at every stage. 


Research Design Services London

Research Design Services (RDS) are an NIHR-funded initiative which supports researchers to develop and design high-quality research proposals. 


MedCity is the cluster organisation for the world-leading health and life sciences sector in London. The organisation acts as a convener, connector and catalyst – identifying opportunities and pathways for businesses and researchers to work together to develop and commercialise the best innovations.

It is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Greater London Authority and Research England. The MedCity mission is to transform the healthcare landscape of London and advance cutting-edge health and life sciences innovation.

St George’s Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London

We have formed a Strategic Alliance with St George’s Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London that will share best practice in research and the education and training of students and health professionals.


Health Data Research UK

Health Data Research UK is the national institute for health data science. Its vision is that every health and care interaction and research endeavour will be enhanced by access to large scale data and advanced analytics.

The institute's mission is to unite the UK’s health and care data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives. It does this by uniting, improving and using health and care data as one national institute.

It is an independent, charity organisation supported by 10 funders, with work based at 31 locations across the UK. The institute's work spans across academia, healthcare, industry, and charities, as well as patients and the public.

Cell Therapy Catapult 

The Cell Therapy Catapult was established by the Technology Strategy Board in 2012 to grow the UK cell therapy industry, increasing health and wealth for all. Cell-based therapies will play a vital role in the next generation of healthcare, and the Catapult’s aim is for the UK to become a global leader in their development and commercialisation. The Cell Therapy Catapult is based at Guy’s Hospital.

  • The Francis Crick Institute – is a national institute for biomedical research focusing on new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases. Its innovative approach involves interdisciplinary collaborative research in an environment designed to bring together different scientific disciplines and encourage new discovery through shared science.  The translation of discovery to treatment is made possible through its three university partners. The Crick is a partnership between three major funders of UK biomedical research, The Medical Research Council (MRC), The Wellcome TrustCancer Research UK, and three world-leading London-based University partners, King’s College London, UCL and Imperial College London.
  • Mental Health Research Network – is run by the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London and the University of Manchester. The Mental Health Research Network is part of the National Institute for Health Research and their mission is to help make research about mental health happen within the NHS in England.
  • Translational Research Partnership in Joint and related Inflammatory Diseases – this NIHR-funded Partnership brings together world-class investigators in the UK's leading academic and NHS research centres to support collaboration with the life sciences industry.
  • Rare Diseases Translational Diseases Collaboration - this partnership, made up of Biomedical Research Centres, biomedical research units and clinical research facilities, is to provide research infrastructure that harnesses the strength of the NHS to support discoveries and translational research on rare diseases. 


European University Hospital Alliance

The European University Hospital Alliance (EUHA) was formed in 2017 with the commitment of nine of the best university hospitals in Europe to share their expertise in health care, research and education.

University hospitals play an important role in driving innovation and translating this into practice. Through the alliance our members aim to play an active role in shaping the future of European health care, learn from each other to maximise patient outcomes and combine efforts to drive high quality research.

University of California, San Francisco

Our strategic partnership with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has allowed us to work together to discover synergies in basic medical research and clinical translational research that bring benefits to both campuses and allow the partnership to promote an extend science education. As part of this partnership, we are providing a joint MSc programme in Global Health with UCSF.