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  • New long-term ventilation unit opens at Evelina

    New long-term ventilation unit opens at Evelina

    Children who need help breathing to stay alive are benefitting from a new ward at Evelina London which was designed specifically with their needs in mind. Continue reading...

  • New centre to transform care of rare illnesses

    New centre to transform care of rare illnesses

    A unique new centre is opening at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust with our support to care for adults and children from across the UK living with harmful rare conditions. Continue reading...

  • New projects greenlit to target ongoing challenges

    New projects greenlit to target ongoing challenges

    The latest three new projects we’ve backed through our Health Innovation Fund are taking on difficult and long-standing local health issues, from poor mental health to care for long-term conditions. Continue reading...

  • Secular gatherings to integrate and improve health

    Secular gatherings to integrate and improve health

    We’re supporting a new project that will run weekly secular assemblies to help combat isolation and tackle health challenges among the Portuguese community in Stockwell, Lambeth. Continue reading...

  • Identifying and supporting offenders with learning disabilities and autism

    Identifying and supporting offenders with learning disabilities and autism

    We’re helping to provide health and social services in court to people with learning disabilities (LD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which could help 150 people a year. Continue reading...

  • New 'home away from home' opens near Evelina London

    New 'home away from home' opens near Evelina London

    This week saw the first families moving into the new, state-of-the-art Ronald McDonald House Evelina London, which has received funding from us. Continue reading...

  • Local success informs national project on ageing

    Local success informs national project on ageing

    An ambitious national programme to ‘improve people’s experience of ageing’ has just launched, informed by key lessons from projects including the Knee High Design Challenge in Lambeth and Southwark. Continue reading...

  • Trust Awards celebrate outstanding achievements

    Trust Awards celebrate outstanding achievements

    Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust staff and teams were honoured at the Trust Awards 2016 on Friday 18 November. Continue reading...

  • Tackling loneliness and poor health in older men

    Tackling loneliness and poor health in older men

    We are funding a new programme to reduce isolation and loneliness among older men in Southwark - and raise awareness around common health and care issues - by reaching out to them in their local pubs. Continue reading...

  • Ground-breaking kidney transplant in UK first

    Ground-breaking kidney transplant in UK first

    Robots have been used at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to carry out kidney transplants in full for the first time in the UK. Continue reading...

  • Cancer Centre opens to first patients

    Cancer Centre opens to first patients

    The highly anticipated new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital opened the doors to its first patients. Continue reading...

  • Ambitious arts programme enhances new Cancer Centre

    Ambitious arts programme enhances new Cancer Centre

    An ambitious programme of arts is unwrapped as the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s opens the doors to its first patients. Continue reading...

  • New GP leaders drive healthcare change

    New GP leaders drive healthcare change

    Our programme to equip a group of primary care professionals in Lambeth and Southwark with leadership skills has helped to deliver better ways to care for people across the two boroughs, says a new independent evaluation. Continue reading...

  • Support to prevent and tackle bulimia

    Support to prevent and tackle bulimia

    We are backing South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) to create a new outreach service to help prevent and fight a prevalent and aggressive eating disorder. Continue reading...

  • Transforming healthcare for children and young people

    Transforming healthcare for children and young people

    190,000 children and young people in Lambeth and Southwark will see their local health services transformed by an innovative change programme funded by us. Continue reading...

  • New partnership to nurture digital health start-ups

    New partnership to nurture digital health start-ups

    We are funding a pilot programme that will offer tailored support to new digital health ventures. Continue reading...

  • Integrated care programme improved lives of local people

    Integrated care programme improved lives of local people

    Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC), our funded programme to join up health and care for local people, has had a positive impact on improving care and has built a strong foundation for further integration – according to a new report on the four-year programme. Continue reading...

  • New space to grow digital health ideas

    New space to grow digital health ideas

    We have opened a co-working space to help grow new digital solutions in health. Continue reading...

  • Arts in hospitals celebrated at national showcase

    Arts in hospitals celebrated at national showcase

    Over a hundred healthcare professionals, artists, policy-makers and others got together this week to recognise the achievements of the arts in helping to improve health and wellbeing within healthcare environments. Continue reading...

  • New model for compassionate care

    New model for compassionate care

    An arts-based training programme to support healthcare professionals to deliver compassionate care across King’s Health Partners has inspired a new framework to help others think about the skills and conditions that help high quality care flourish. Continue reading...

  • Big Lottery backs our supported dementia programme

    Big Lottery backs our supported dementia programme

    The Big Lottery Fund has awarded £468,000 to Age Exchange to progress its model of support for older people with dementia, which we helped to pilot. Continue reading...

  • The person behind the uniform

    The person behind the uniform

    A new exhibition and programme of events showing the humanity of healthcare has opened in Elephant and Castle with our support. Continue reading...

  • New app to spot cancer risk

    New app to spot cancer risk

    ​A new app developed with our support will help healthcare professionals to identify people at risk of inherited cancer. Continue reading...

  • Diabetes project secures funding to scale up

    Diabetes project secures funding to scale up

    A proposal to expand a successful diabetes service piloted through one of our grants has been selected to be part of a £3.5 million scaling-up programme. Continue reading...

  • New boost for digital health announced

    New boost for digital health announced

    We have partnered with the newly launched DigitalHealth.London and its accelerator programme to drive progress in digital health innovation. Continue reading...

  • Outstanding innovation gets CQC approval

    Outstanding innovation gets CQC approval

    Areas of care at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), including innovative ideas supported through our funds. Continue reading...

  • Experts release tips to propel digital healthcare

    Experts release tips to propel digital healthcare

    Entrepreneurs, CEOs and senior NHS officials today issue insights and recommendations to help SMEs and the NHS to make digitalised healthcare a reality sooner. Continue reading...

  • Local projects shine in national showcase of arts and health

    Local projects shine in national showcase of arts and health

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP joined a national conference exploring the power of arts to improve health, which featured seven of our supported arts organisations. Continue reading...

  • New student residence adds to our mission

    New student residence adds to our mission

    We have partnered with student accommodation providers Urbanest on a newly built property which will contribute £1.4 million a year towards our charitable goals. Continue reading...

  • 3D printer aids life-changing transplant

    3D printer aids life-changing transplant

    Surgeons at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have used a 3D printer funded through one of our grants to support the successful transplantation of an adult kidney into a child. Continue reading...

  • Sculptures recognised with listing

    Sculptures recognised with listing

    Two artworks in our custody and sited in public spaces in Lambeth have been listed as important pieces of post-war art. Continue reading...

  • Bespoke art helps revamp hospital space

    Bespoke art helps revamp hospital space

    A successful project to revamp East Wing at St Thomas’ Hospital has now been completed, including new glass atria and two stunning sculptures to enhance the experience of patients, visitors and staff. Continue reading...

  • Kieron Boyle announced as our new CEO

    Kieron Boyle announced as our new CEO

    We are delighted to announce Kieron Boyle as our new Chief Executive. Continue reading...

  • Purchase of prime property to support our mission

    Purchase of prime property to support our mission

    Today we have agreed to buy the head lease of Becket House (pictured), a 146,000 sq ft office building opposite St Thomas’ Hospital, to support our mission Continue reading...

  • Project to reduce frequent alcohol-related hospital admissions

    Project to reduce frequent alcohol-related hospital admissions

    We have awarded £1.3 million to a new project to reduce the high number of frequent re-admissions to hospitals in Southwark and Lambeth caused by alcohol misuse. Continue reading...

  • Preparing for pioneering kidney surgery in UK first

    Preparing for pioneering kidney surgery in UK first

    We have awarded a grant to the renal team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to undertake kidney transplants in full using robotic technology for the first time in the UK. Continue reading...

  • Treasures from collection on show for first time

    Treasures from collection on show for first time

    A previously unknown royal portrait, a gold memorial ring, rare silverware and a collection of short films from the 1950s are some of the precious items from our collection that will go on show for the first time at a new exhibition opening 27 November. Continue reading...

  • Tom Joy joins our Board

    Tom Joy joins our Board

    We are pleased to announce that Tom Joy, Director of Investments at the Church Commissioners for England, has joined our Board of Trustees. Continue reading...

  • Renewed funding for key research programmes

    Renewed funding for key research programmes

    We have renewed our support of two research programmes which back innovative and risk-taking approaches across King’s Health Partners. Continue reading...

  • Giving babies the best start

    Giving babies the best start

    Mums, babies, midwifes, health visitors and child health professionals marked the launch of new major project to give babies the best start in life. Continue reading...