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GUY'S AND ST THOMAS' NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
About the Hospital

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is a prestigious NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom with five main hospitals, a number of community locations, general and speciality care, clinical research, innovation, education, and training. With over 22,700 employees, it is also a diverse and inviting organisation.

The Trust is able to give the latest and most advanced treatments because it is a premier centre of clinical research with a long history of innovation and medical firsts. In addition, Guy's and St Thomas' is ranked first in England for the number of studies open to patients and in the top ten for the number of participants recruited to assist researchers. Together with its partners in King's Health Partners, the Trust is one of the eight Academic Health Science Centres in the UK.

 

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust has also been rated Good by the Care Quality Commission, UK.

 

The following are the five major hospitals under the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Guy's Hospital

 

Guy's Hospital is located in Southwark, a central London district. It is a 400-bed speciality hospital renowned for the following medical divisions:

  • cancer

  • kidney

  • urology

  • orthopaedics

  • dental

  • ear, nose and throat

The ultra-modern cancer centre at Guy's provides treatment for a wide range of cancers, offering radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery. The hospital is also the centre of ground-breaking research and clinical trials, helping improve cancer treatments and outcomes.

 

Guy's Tower is one of the world's tallest hospital structures. It houses many of the institute's dedicated clinical research facilities, such as the Biomedical Research Centre of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Guy's Hospital houses its medical school, The GKT School of Medical Education, as well as its dental school, which is Europe's largest dental school.

 

St Thomas' Hospital

 

St Thomas' Hospital in Lambeth is home to one of London's busiest emergency departments (A&E) and a diverse range of specialities, including:

  • cardiovascular

  • respiratory (including Lane Fox)

  • women's services (including maternity)

  • acute medicine and ageing and health

  • critical care

  • gastro-intestinal medicine and surgery

  • general surgery

  • plastic surgery

  • eye (ophthalmology)

With 840 beds, St Thomas' is the Trust's largest hospital. It also houses one of London's busiest maternity units, with over 6,000 infants born each year thanks to our expert obstetric, medical, and midwifery care.

 

Evelina London Children's Hospital

 

Evelina London and St Thomas' Children's Hospitals are located on the same campus. It is one of London's only two speciality children's hospitals, offering comprehensive health care for families from conception to adulthood. The Care Quality Commission awarded Evelina London the distinction of being the first specialised children's hospital to receive an 'Outstanding' rating.

Through clinical networks for specialities, the hospital treats almost 120,000 children each year in Lambeth and Southwark, as well as across London, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex. The specialities include:

  • cardiology

  • kidney

  • neurology

  • neonatal care

Evelina London, along with Royal Brompton Hospital is one of the UK's leading centres for paediatric cardiology and respiratory care. Its neonatal centre treats roughly 1,000 babies each year and has some of the finest survival rates in the country. Evelina London also manages the South Thames paediatric intensive care retrieval service, which transports children to our ICU in specially equipped intensive care ambulances, helicopters, or planes.

 

Royal Brompton Hospital

 

The Trust's 350-bed specialised heart and lung hospital, Royal Brompton Hospital, is located in Chelsea, West London. Royal Brompton Hospital, together with Harefield Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital, and Evelina London, is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. The hospital specialities include: 

  • adult and children's cardiology

  • heart failure

  • vascular surgery

  • asthma

  • allergy

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • lung surgery

  • home ventilation

The Royal Brompton Hospital established the first adult cystic fibrosis centre in the United Kingdom. It is now one of the largest treatment centres for the disease in Europe. It is also the country's only centre with a whole artificial heart programme, and its cystic fibrosis experts are pioneering remote digital care alternatives.

 

Harefield Hospital

 

Harefield Hospital, near Uxbridge, is one of the world's largest and most experienced heart and lung transplant centres and has collaborated on the development of 'artificial hearts' (also known as left ventricular assist devices or LVADs).

 

The hospital has:

  • 168 beds

  • five operating theatres

  • four catheter laboratories

 

Specialities include:  

  • cardiac and thoracic surgery

  • cardiology

  • adult intensive care

  • transplantation

 

The hospital treats heart attack emergencies from outer north-west London at its dedicated heart attack facility, which includes primary angioplasty in its expert catheter laboratories. Harefield Hospital also pioneers in minimally invasive surgery, which allows certain patients to have surgery with only a minor incision, reducing the procedure's impact.

It is also a significant setting for cancer treatment, including:

  • lung cancer

  • chest cancer

  • oesophagal cancers

 

Community Services

 

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust works closely with its local NHS, local authority, and voluntary sector partners to deliver community services for adults and children in Lambeth and Southwark. The Trust provides care in several settings, including GP offices, health centres, schools, community centres, and patients' homes. Its services vary from health promotion to providing high-quality care in our community centres for critical patients.

In addition, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust runs speciality service outreach clinics in over 50 locations in collaboration with local hospitals.

The Community Health Centres under Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust are:

 

  • Akerman Health Centre

  • Albion Street Health Centre

  • Artesian Health Centre

  • Artesian Health Centre

  • Bermondsey Health Centre

  • Clapham Manor Health Centre

  • Elmcourt Health Centre

  • Gaumont House Surgery

  • Lambeth Community Care Centre

  • Lister Primary Care Centre

  • Mawbey Brough Health Centre

  • Pulross Centre

  • Regional Specialist Rehabilitation Centre, Bowley Close

  • Streatham Hill Centre

  • Surrey Docks Health Centre

  • Tessa Jowell Health Centre

  • Walworth Road Clinic

  • West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre

  • Whittington Centre

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Why should you choose Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust?

Through the 'showing, we care about you' programme, all employees at Guy's and St Thomas' are eligible for generous benefits. It is one of the NHS's most comprehensive health and wellbeing programmes, and Guy's & St Thomas' Charity generously supports it. A few of the noteworthy benefits are:  

 

Work-life Balance

 

Benefits that will assist you in achieving the optimal work-life balance include:

  • possibilities for flexible and mixed work

  • annual leave can be bought and sold on a regular basis.

  • 'Relax and refresh' spots on-site

  • family, childcare and carers' support to help you achieve the right work-life balance

 

Wellbeing

 

Benefits to support your mental wellbeing include:

  • wellbeing champions to help signpost support

  • staff psychologists

  • a fantastic multi-faith spiritual care team

  • mindfulness workshops and apps

  • our independent employee assistance programme

 

Help to Keep Active

 

Benefits to help you keep active include:

  • our 'cycle to work' scheme

  • access to local gyms

  • an onsite swimming pool

  • many other physical activity programmes

 

Physical Health

 

Benefits to support your physical health include:

  • free physiotherapy

  • eye tests

  • 'stop smoking' advice

  • sleep well programmes

  • dietary support, including subsidised healthy eating options in our on-site restaurants

  • free vaccinations

  • individual health advice

 

Financial Support

 

Benefits to support you financially include:

  • season ticket loans

  • salary sacrifice schemes to help you buy a bike, lease a car, pay for childcare or purchase home electronics

  • access to a wide range of discounts for NHS staff

 

Career Development

 

Support for your career development includes:

  • wide-ranging education, training and development opportunities

  • access to coaching and mentoring

  • time off and funding to support continuing professional development

 

Recognition Schemes

 

The Trust has a range of recognition schemes that underpin its values and absolute commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. This includes its long service awards for all staff and monthly CARE awards for teams and individuals that have gone the extra mile to provide outstanding and compassionate care.

 

All national and international registered nurses are eligible for sanctioned NHS benefits, including the NHS Pension scheme

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LIFE IN London

London is one of the world’s most visited cities, the city has something for everyone. From history and culture to great food and exceedingly good times. London has about 2000 years of history and is deeply cosmopolitan and exotic. It is a fact that one-third of Londoners were born overseas. With such diversity, London’s cultural dynamism makes it among the world’s most international cities.

Transportation Hub

 

London's public transport is considered as one of the best system in the world. Although the city has great roads and connectivity, London is the most walkable city on the planet. Trust us, there’s nothing better than a walk along the Thames.

The main source of public transport in London revolves around the Underground or the Tube as it is called by Londoners. This extensive network of 12 lines can get you to most places in the centre of the city quickly

The people outside the UK believe that the capital's transport system is one of the safest and most efficient public transport networks in the world. The Underground and the ever-cheerful London cabbie come in for particularly high praise.

 

Food & Drinks

 

London's food doesn't come any more traditional - or tasty - than good old pie and mash. The Londoners particularly love to have tea a lot. 

Fish and chips are a delicious, fried dish that consists of batter-coated, fried fish and chips. This delightful yet straightforward meal originated in England and has become one of the most famous London foods. It is best served hot and is eaten as a main course – but you can find it as a take-away snack from food stalls around London.

The English Breakfast is one of the best London foods, and many cafes and pubs serve it at any time of the day.

The city has numerous eateries, restaurants and pubs that you find in every corner serving multiple cuisines from Mexican tortillas, Italian pastas, Indian kebabs, Chinese dishes to tasty Japanese sushi. Almost every street in the city has cafes and pubs that exuberates anyone and everyone.  

Acceptance

 

London welcomes everyone and represents the cosmopolitan world, you will definitely find it as an extremely amazing place to live and add value to your lifestyle. Amazingly, the ‘Big Smoke’ is home to more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages.

The society of London is a multicultural society and the people are welcoming of every culture and creed.

The level of politeness among British people may surprise you at first as it’s certainly more prevalent than in some other countries. Don’t worry though because it’s easy to get used to; just say ‘thank you’ when someone has given you something or moved out of the way for you, ‘please’ when asking for something and ‘sorry’ should you bump into someone or inconvenience them slightly.

 

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