Our collective strengths
Our collective strengths as an Institute include:
- a wide range of specialist clinical services with many excellent outcomes
- a number of national and international centres of excellence
- a large neuroscience research community based alongside a world-leading psychiatry and psychology environment, with extensive collaborations taking place
- leading research activity related to the entire lifespan, from earliest embryonic development to late life neurodegeneration
- immediate access to a large and representative patient population and large collections of patient samples, such as DNA, living cell lines and post-mortem brains, to facilitate research
- close collaboration between basic scientists and clinical scientists and staff working in our hospitals, which provides a clear line of sight between basic science and improved outcomes for people with neurological conditions
- our excellence in neuroscience research is reflected in our outstanding education so that discoveries made in King’s Health Partners laboratories today are taught in the classrooms of tomorrow.
Learn more about the value of what we do across research, education and clinical services in our Outcomes Book.
Our clinical services
There are more than 600 types of neurological conditions, and King’s Health Partners provides one of the largest comprehensive clinical neurosciences services in the country, including:
- a regional Neurosciences Centre at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust serving a population of approximately four million people across south east London and Kent. The Trust also provides neurology and stroke services at the Princess Royal University Hospital and services for neurorehabilitation at Orpington Hospital
- Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust provides local neurology and neurophysiology services in south-central London, neurorehabilitation services, including community neurorehabilitation, and a national neurofibromatosis service
- renowned neuropsychiatry services are provided by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and referrals are accepted from across the UK.
Our research and innovation
Our work spans from pre-clinical research and its translation, through to clinical research and innovation.
King’s Health Partners Neurosciences has the second largest academic neuroscience department in the UK, the Division of Neuroscience. This is part of the world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
Our collective academic strengths include neurodegeneration, with particular expertise in motor neuron disease and Parkinson’s disease, and we conduct world-leading clinical research in epilepsy, headache and stroke. We also have an extensive programme of pre-clinical research in neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration after injury, and a large portfolio of commercial research.
Our outstanding research facilities include:
- Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute, a state-of-the-art facility with 250 clinicians and research scientists from neurology, psychiatry, neuroimaging, genetics, molecular biology, cellular biology and drug discovery
- National Institute for Health Research-Wellcome Trust King’s Clinical Research Facility
- UK Dementia Research Institute at King’s College London
- Medical Research Council Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
Watch this video to find out more about our patient involvement in research.
Read the latest research news from the King’s College London Division of Neuroscience.
Our education and training
We have an extensive portfolio of high-quality education and training opportunities for clinicians and scientists.
This ranges from undergraduate courses to PhDs, as well as postgraduate clinical training and continuing professional development opportunities.
We continue to develop our education programmes, recently launching a PG Cert in Advanced Medical Training (Children’s Health, Haematology, Women’s Health or Neuroscience).
We host scientific Fellowships funded by external organisations, including the Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, Royal Society and Research Councils UK Career Development Awards and Senior Fellowship Awards. We also provide specialist clinical Fellowship training posts to those who hold a Certificate of Completion of Training in both neurology and neurosurgery (available in skull, neurovascular and neuro-oncology).
Our overall student and trainee satisfaction levels are high, as demonstrated in the Education section of our Outcomes Book. Listen to Professor Mark Richardson, Vice Dean, Division of Neuroscience, King's College London, talk about what it is like to study at King’s Health Partners.