Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, with a turnover of £1.3 billion, contracts with 130 clinical commissioning bodies, and over 2 million patient contacts each year – over a million in hospital services and 859,000 in the community.
The tust provides first-class general and specialist services from two major hospital sites – Guy’s Hospital in London Bridge and St. Thomas’ Hospital in Waterloo – that serve the local populations of Southwark and Lambeth. It is also a national referral centre for highly rated, specialist services, and is home to the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. The Trust provides a full range of community services to Lambeth and Southwark.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is a pioneer in health research, and provides high quality teaching and education. At any one time more than 1,375 leading edge research projects are on-going across the Trust’s hospital sites, including over 345 clinical trials of medicinal products. In 2011, the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre was awarded £59 million of funding over five years by the National Institute for Health Research.
With their academic partner, King’s College London (also a member of South Bank Employers’ Group) Guy’s and St Thomas’ hosts five Medical Research Council centres, almost a quarter of the UK total, focusing on: transplant; asthma; developmental neurobiology; environment and health; and social, genetic and development psychiatry. In 2012, the Trust’s Clinical Research Facility was awarded £5.6 million from the National Institute for Health Research to continue to expand its groundbreaking clinical research.