We're a grant-making charitable foundation. Our mission is to work as a catalyst for healthcare innovation in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

A catalyst for innovation in health

Find out here about our mission and strategy, our funding programmes, our finances and our history.

Also read about some examples of the work we do to fund innovation in health.

Stay on this page to read some of our latest news.

Celebrating success

Breathe selected as one of 'Britain's New Radicals'

Breathe Arts Health Research, a spin-out company of ours, has been named one of Britain’s New Radicals - 50 radical-thinking individuals and organisations changing Britain for the better.

Nesta, the innovation charity, has compiled the 2014 New Radicals list, which includes social entrepreneurs and innovators who are using their technical expertise, community influence, scientific prowess and artistic bravery for social good. 

Wunderkammer nominated for digital art prize

Artist Sue Ridge, who produced the light box Wunderkammer via x-rays of artefacts taken from our collections, has had the artwork nominated for the Lumen prize.

The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created digitally. Through an annual competition and global tour of the works, the judges choose the most compelling work of artists working with electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, 3D printers, and computers with proprietary or open-source software or coding of their own design.

The winner of the prize is selected via a voting system and will become part of the Lumen Prize exhibition tour that begins in October.


Sale of new blood pressure measurement technology to SunTech Medical

Pioneering technology that allows blood pressure near the heart to be measured has been developed and sold to a manufacturer, following our help with exploring its potential markets and formulating a business plan. 

Professor Chowienczyk and his team from King’s College London developed an innovative algorithm to measure blood pressure near the heart via the traditional arm cuff. The technology has now been sold and will be released to the market by SunTech Medical.

Read more

The Cancer Centre at Guy's

We have committed £25 million to the capital costs of the new Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital.

The Cancer Centre is due to open in 2016 and construction is already underway.

In May 2014, we saw a significant milestone with the unveiling of a large glass window etched with a drawing based on the original design for the architectural competition, which will be installed near the entrance when the Centre opens.

Find out more

Our art and heritage collection

See highlights from our collection in the gallery

Diabetes Modernisation Initiative

The mortality rates for diabetes in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark are almost double the national average.

Over three years, the Diabetes Modernisation Initiative has worked with a number of clinical and community partners to redesign the delivery of diabetic care in Lambeth and Southwark. The new approach focused on better detection, better control of blood sugar levels, care in the right place, and productive partnerships. 

A learnings report from the Diabetes Modernisation Initiative has recently been published. 

Find out more

Twitter posts

Ideas that inform our work

We are constantly on the lookout for the best and brightest ideas that can inform our own thinking. 

See a round-up of interesting content that we think is worth reading right now.


Get to know us

We post regular updates about our work, comment on the latest news and share important projects with you via social media. We'd love to hear your feedback and ideas, so please share them with us.

Connect with us