King's Health Partners

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King's Health Partners
Kings Health Partners logo.png
Geography
Location London, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care system NHS
Hospital type Academic health science centre
History
Founded 2009 (London)
Links
Website http://www.kingshealthpartners.org/

King's Health Partners is an academic health science centre located in London, United Kingdom.[1][2] It comprises King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.[3]

King's Health Partners' member organisations have a combined annual turnover of around £2 billion, treat over 1.5 million patients each year and have approximately 25,000 employees.[4] It forms one of the largest centres for healthcare education in Europe.[4]

History[edit]

The four partners announced their intention to form an academic health science centre in April 2008.[2][5] On 9 March 2009 the UK Department of Health announced that King's Health Partners would be one of five academic health science centres established in England.[6]

In February 2012 it was announced that King's Health Partners and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts were developing a business case for a full merger of their organisations.[7][8] A strategic outline case for the merger was published in July 2012.[9][10]

Research[edit]

The Guy's campus of King's College London

King's Health Partners incorporates six Medical Research Council centres, the most of any academic health science centre in the UK.[11]

King's Health Partners' research is focused on the following key programme areas:[6]

Hospitals[edit]

Hospitals


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heart operation using MRI is world first". BBC News. 9 January 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Top hospitals link up with university to form research centre". London Evening Standard. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "The partners". King's Health Partners. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Key Facts". King's Health Partners. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "University interventions aim to help heal a 'broken' NHS". Times Higher Education. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "What is an academic health sciences centre?". King's Health Partners. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "£1.9bn hospital and mental health merger a step nearer". Health Service Journal. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "King's Health Partners proposes new academic healthcare organisation". King's Health Partners. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "King’s Health Partners: hospital merger could be completed in 2014". London SE1. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Strategic Outline Case". King's Health Partners. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Medical Research Council centres". King's College London. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 

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