Networks and partnerships


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. 

London Partnerships

  • South London Academic Health Science Network – this network is one of 15 AHSNs across England which have been licensed by the Department of Health. The South London AHSN will drive lasting improvement in patient care in south London by sharing innovations across the health system and capitalising on teaching and research strengths. London
  • NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London is one of 15 ARCs across England, each doing applied research in their region. Each ARC is made up of local providers of NHS services and care services, NHS commissioners, local authorities, universities, private companies and charities. NIHR ARC South London’s applied research is designed to solve practical problems faced by health and social care services in south London. The ARC also provides a range of training for health and social care professionals to develop the skills needed to put research evidence into practice.

  • 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.
  • Medicines for Children Local Research Network (London and South East) – this Network aims to improve the co-ordination, speed and quality of randomised controlled trials and other designed studies of medicines for children and adolescents. 

  • 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. 

National Partnerships

  • The Francis Crick Institute – is a national institute for The Crickbiomedical 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.

Find out more about King's College London's involvement in The Francis Crick Institute 

  • 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.
  • Translational Research Partnership in Inflammatory Respiratory Disease - 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. King’s Health Partners has one of the nine centres that make up the partnership. 
  • 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. 

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.

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