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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
Kings Health Partners logo.png
Geography
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Organisation
Care systemNHS
Hospital typeAcademic health science centre
History
Founded2009 (London)
Links
Websitehttp://www.kingshealthpartners.org/
ListsHospitals in the United Kingdom

King's Health Partners' member organisations have a combined annual turnover of around £3.7 billion, treat over 4.8 million patients each year, employ approximately 40,000 staff and teach nearly 30,000 students.[4] It forms one of the largest centres for healthcare education in Europe.[5]

HistoryEdit

The four partners announced their intention to form an academic health science centre in April 2008.[2][6] On 9 March 2009 the UK Department of Health announced that King's Health Partners would be one of six academic health science centres established in England.[7]

ResearchEdit

 
The Guy's campus of King's College London

King's Health Partners incorporates some Medical Research Council centres,[8] including the following:

King's Health Partners' research is focused on the following key programme areas:[11]

HospitalsEdit

TeachingEdit

King's College London GKT School of Medical Education provides core medical education at three King's Health Partners - Guy's Hospital, King's College Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital. King's Health Partners also collaborate with training and provide link education for other allied health professionals from other institutions.

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 19 April 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  3. ^ "The partners". King's Health Partners. Archived from the original on 31 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  4. ^ http://www.kingshealthpartners.org/about-us/our-partnership
  5. ^ "Key Facts". King's Health Partners. Archived from the original on 31 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  6. ^ "University interventions aim to help heal a 'broken' NHS". Times Higher Education. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Top NHS and university alliances recognised by Department of Health". Government of the United Kingdom. 29 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Medical Research Council centres". King's College London. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  9. ^ http://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/news_details.php?year=2009&news_id=1086
  10. ^ "Press release: £250 million commitment to UKCMRI". MRC National Institute for Medical Research. 26 March 2010. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  11. ^ "Research". King's Health Partners. Archived from the original on 31 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.

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