Who we work with
We work with a range of partners across south east London and beyond.
We have a range of stakeholders and partners acoss the health, care and academic economies including local NHS commissioners, specialist-service commissioners, GP localities, patient organisations, our local authorities, Health Edcucation South London and other higher education organisations. We also form part of wider academic healthcare partnerships, including the Health Innovation Network, Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care and our strategic alliance with St George’s Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London.
Health Innovation Network (HIN)
The Health Innovation Network (HIN) is a membership organisation, driving lasting improvements in patient and population health outcomes by spreading the adoption of innovation into practice across the health system and capitalising on teaching and research strengths. Our diverse membership includes all healthcare providers (community, acute, mental health and primary care), commissioners, local authorities and higher education providers. In all our work programmes there are strong relationships and collaboration with both patient and industry partners.
Our Healthier South East London
We are working with our partners across South East London to develop and deliver our Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).
In particular, we are helping to ensure that:
- the integration of mental and physical healthcare is at the forefront of our STP’s ambition
- we maximise the potential of our collective strength in the provision of specialised services
- we achieve the best possible value for the healthcare we are providing
- innovation and new ways of working to improve patient care are more widely encouraged and adopted, including digital health and informatics solutions
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.
By working together the Alliance aims to make a significant and lasting impact on health and healthcare in south London by contributing leadership to wider partnership organisations and by identifying additional opportunities and synergies which can be delivered through joint work programmes locally.
Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London
The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London is investigating the best way to make tried and tested treatments and services routinely available. University-based researchers, health professionals, patients and service users are working together to make this happen. The collaborating organisations are Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Health Innovation Network (the NHS England-funded academic health science network in south London), King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College London, King’s Health Partners, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, St George’s, University of Londonand South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The work of the CLAHRC South London is funded for five years (from 1 January 2014) by the National Institute for Health Research, collaborating organisations and local charities. It is hosted by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The CLAHRC is also working closely with GPs, local authorities (responsible for public health) and commissioners of health services in south London.
Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC)
Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care was a partnership between the three NHS Foundation Hospital Trusts within King’s Health Partners (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust), local GPs, Southwark and Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Groups, Southwark and Lambeth local authorities, the Voluntary and Community Sector and people in Southwark and Lambeth, supported by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.
The SLIC programme, which ran from 2012 until 31 March 2016, aimed to help people live healthier and happier lives. The progress it made is set out in an evaluation report, ‘Integrating Care in Southwark and Lambeth: What we did and how we did it’.