AboutGuy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
Located in the heart of London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is an organization of high pedigree with a proud history going back over 900 years.
Our clinical services are delivered from three of London’s best known hospitals, Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital (which has recently been rated ‘outstanding’ by the United Kingdom’s Care Quality Commission).
As one of the busiest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts – in terms of number of patient contacts, clinicians trained and research conducted and adopted in practice – we have developed world-class services in a number of specialties.
The Trust provides a full range of services, as well as specialist services including cancer, cardiothoracic, women and children’s services, kidney care and orthopedics. Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Excellence in education and training for healthcare professionals, students and support staff is at the heart of Guy’s and St Thomas’. With our internationally renowned teaching hospitals, we are committed to developing a healthcare workforce of the highest quality. This is vital to ensuring that our workforce remains skilled and equipped to deliver improvements in healthcare, and also for training and educating the next generation of clinicians and academics.
Training our staff and students in research techniques and methodologies is also important for achieving research excellence. We:
- provide world-class, innovative education and training in a wide range of health disciplines and create a culture in which learning is informed by research
- train and develop the entire workforce, including nurturing future leaders
- give opportunities to students who have the talent, but not necessarily the educational qualifications, to pursue careers in healthcare disciplines
- impact upon our local communities by increasing patient access to information
- affect a cultural shift in educational practices towards learning techniques that include the best, proven technological developments.
Those training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ receive some of the best medical education in the country. We are one of the largest postgraduate medical education centres with over 500 doctors in training, including foundation doctors, medical trainees, surgical trainees and specialist trainees at any one time. The academic component is provided by King’s College London (KCL) and the clinical teaching component is provided by Guy’s and St Thomas’. Our partnership with KCL also means that we can integrate KCL accredited academia when setting up bespoke programmers'.