We bring together haematological clinical and academic expertise across three leading NHS Foundation Trusts: Guy’s and St Thomas’; King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley; and one of the world’s top research-led universities, King’s College London.
Our King’s Health Partners Haematology service is one of the largest departments of Haematological Medicine in the country. Patients across south London and beyond are referred to us, and we receive a large proportion of regional referrals for specialised services.
Leukaemia UK Mind & Body Programme
Patients with haematological conditions can be more likely to struggle with anxiety and depression, whilst others may need support responding to changing types of care from childhood to adulthood. We focus on addressing both our patients' mental and physical needs, ensuring holistic care.
Our innovative two-year pilot with Leukaemia UK, which commenced in October 2019, adopts and seeks to test an integrated mental and physical healthcare approach in haemato-oncology. Watch our video on the programme.
Care Closer to Home
Our Institute is focused on providing the best possible care for patients, that recognise their needs. Patients living with blood disease may require a lot of care and multiple hospital visits. We have therefore designed services that enable patients to receive treatment at – or closer to – home, such as chemotherapy and blood transfusions, with the aim of improving their quality of life.
Collaboration is central to the design, delivery and development of our models of care across this programme. Clinicians from Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts work alongside colleagues from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and patient representatives. Our programme is supported by the South East London Cancer Alliance to enable improved pathways of care that benefit patients across the area. We aim to be a leading example of collaborative working across the system to improve patient care both within and beyond the scope of haematology.
To get in touch with the Institute and learn more about our work, please email KHPHaematology@kcl.ac.uk.