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About us

Together we’re striving to be one step ahead for patients, staff and communities.

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We are the charity that is proud of hundreds of years of looking forward.

Of backing dedicated teams across Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust whose commitment to change and challenge is part of their DNA. Caring for patients and families is at the heart of everything they do. And so we’re helping them go that bit further, beyond what the NHS can provide.

“We strive for consistent, high-quality, innovative care – all the time.”

Dr Raselle Miller, lead clinical psychologist
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Supporting exceptional care

The drive and commitment to provide the very best care is what fuels the teams at Guy’s and St Thomas’. We’re dedicated to supporting them with developing new treatments, backing world-leading research and shaping innovative approaches, such as helping long-term critically ill patients stay active and prepare for life after recovery.

We’re constantly inspired by the remarkable teams at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and we know it’s essential for them to receive the right care and support too. Despite being pushed to their limits during the pandemic, their passion and commitment was astounding. That’s why we help provide an enhanced level of health and wellbeing support. This essential programme helps them to keep thriving at work and continuing to provide exceptional care.

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Pioneering treatment and care

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is a place of pioneers, change-makers, innovators and educators, whose trailblazing efforts lead to exceptional care. The Trust was the first in the UK to treat a serious heart condition completely by key-hole surgery, avoiding the need for open-heart surgery and speeding up recovery.

We’re here to help their teams of around 22,000 build on this legacy, striving to meet – and exceed – the needs of one of the most densely populated and diverse areas of London. All the work we do means Guy’s and St Thomas’ can deliver better treatment and outcomes for more people, today and for generations to come.

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Backing ideas with impact

Brilliant people are behind the ideas that help Guy’s and St Thomas’ stay one step ahead. We proactively provide support to make these ideas happen. Collaborating and connecting challenges with innovative solutions. Enabling teams to rapidly respond to patients’ needs. This could be helping to protect the most vulnerable people in our communities with the Homeless Patients Legal Advocacy Service or comforting bereaved families who’ve lost a baby.

We’re proud to support the incredible staff and exceptional healthcare of Guy’s and St Thomas’. And we know our supporters feel the same.

Together we share the drive and commitment to be exceptional for patients, staff and our communities. So, whether you are donating, thanking, celebrating, commemorating, running, jumping or just going the extra mile, you can make a really important contribution today.

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What we’re doing

With your support we’re helping Guy’s and St Thomas’ develop world-leading innovations in healthcare and medical breakthroughs that are transforming patients’ lives.

Together we are:

  • increasing access to new treatments – Guy’s and St Thomas’ is known worldwide for its pioneering research and scientific breakthroughs
  • improving recovery times – investing in the latest technology, state-of-the-art equipment such as da Vinci surgical robots which mean less invasive treatments
  • supporting individual care – building healthcare around the person from treating and rehabilitating patients to involving them in their own care plans
  • enhancing staff wellbeing – helping to provide one of the most extensive staff health and wellbeing programmes within the NHS
  • stepping up for the most vulnerable – developing tailored programmes to help protect some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

How you’re helping

We do all of this by raising fundslistening to staff and collaborating with partners. And we couldn’t do any of it without you. 

Fancy getting involved? We’re bringing staff and supporters together with fundraising challenges , such as running a half-marathon or hosting an online quiz night. Or you could organise your own fundraising events, baking cakes or swimming lengths.

Whatever you’re thinking of doing, we’re saying thank you today and thank you tomorrow and always.