Our Institute

Our clinical and academic expertise comes from 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.

Collectively we provide a comprehensive clinical neurosciences service, which is one of the largest in the country with many excellent outcomes. Our university activity is based in the second largest neuroscience division in the UK.

Neurosciences infographic with logo - May 2021

We house nationally and internationally accredited centres of excellence for a range of different sub-specialties, recognising the care we offer as well as research. Our large neuroscience research community is based alongside a world-leading psychiatry and psychology environment, with extensive collaborations taking place. Our leading research relates to the entire lifespan, from earliest embryonic development to late life neurodegeneration, and our Institute has access to a large and representative patient population and large collections of patient samples, such as DNA, living cell lines and post-mortem brains.

We bring together basic scientists, who seek to understand the nervous system and how it functions, clinical academics, who operate in both clinical and scientific environments, and staff working in our hospitals and communities. This provides a clear line of sight between basic science and improved outcomes for people with neurological conditions.

Education and training underpin all we do, and we ensure discoveries made in our laboratories today are taught in classrooms as quickly as possible. 

By harnessing our collective strengths, we aim to become a top 10 global institute, continuing to drive improved holistic outcomes and value for patients with neurological conditions using an integrated clinical and academic approach.

We seek to establish ourselves as a world-leading centre for the translation of neurosciences research, with a strong focus on experimental medicine, building on our assets and strengths in basic science, and a system leader, driving excellence of care and equity for patients with neurological conditions across pathways in south east London, Kent and beyond.

We will continue to develop our education and training, with the ambition of becoming the UK’s leading centre for training in clinical specialties and basic neuroscience, ensuring a highly skilled workforce.

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Read our Outcomes Book which reports on our key outcomes, to help patients, service users, carers, referring clinicians and commissioners make better informed decisions and drive up the quality of the care we provide.

To get in touch with the Institute and learn more about our work, please email KHPNeurosciences@kcl.ac.uk.