Keep up to date with our work improving local health
15 May, 2019
In partnership with responsible investment charity ShareAction, we are launching ‘Healthy Markets’ – a campaign to harness the power of the investment system to create and support healthier food options for consumers.
02 May, 2019
We have started an international learning project to help us build our understanding of how living in urban areas affects people’s health and wellbeing.
23 April, 2019
Every two months, our Director of Funding, Jon Siddall, will be sharing highlights of what we’ve been up to across our portfolio of programmes at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.
18 April, 2019
We have partnered with the School for Social Entrepreneurs on a new scheme to support local social enterprises and others in delivering new ideas and projects that can help us tackle child obesity and multiple long-term conditions.
06 March, 2019
We’re pleased to welcome two highly respected technology and impact investment leaders to our board; Paul Brown and Yasemin Lamy.
04 March, 2019
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and community services have introduced NHS rainbow badges for staff, signalling the hospitals as open, non-judgemental and inclusive places for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) patients.
08 February, 2019
We’re kicking off our work in 2019 with national partnerships that will help us test new solutions for tackling child obesity in Lambeth and Southwark.
07 February, 2019
Development has started on the Walworth Living Room, a new community hub in Southwark focused on improving the health and wellbeing of the local community
12 November, 2018
We have taken two important steps in our role as a responsible funder: we are now a Living Wage Friendly Funder and are publishing data about our grants in an open and accessible way.
01 November, 2018
The Emergency Department at St Thomas’ Hospital, which sees around 150,000 attendances per year, has been officially opened this week by HRH The Princess Royal after being completely rebuilt.
22 June, 2018
A new report, produced by social change design charity Shift to inform our childhood obesity programme, has identified opportunities for environmental changes that could have a positive impact on child obesity at a local level.
25 May, 2018
Last week, the colourful East Street Market in Southwark served as the backdrop for the launch of a new scheme to get families eating more fruit and vegetables, to tackle childhood obesity.
16 April, 2018
We have joined forces with The Richmond Group of Charities and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to launch a ground-breaking new Taskforce on multiple long-term conditions.
21 March, 2018
A promising young footballer who injured his hip just before a trial with a Premier League club is back on the pitch thanks to specialist hip and knee surgery, which we supported with charitable funding.
27 February, 2018
Our new report argues that framing obesity as an issue of individual willpower overlooks the overwhelming evidence on how environments influence people’s decisions.
05 February, 2018
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has begun his search for a Chair and Board members to lead London’s new Child Obesity Taskforce, which we are supporting.
03 November, 2017
A new centre dedicated to patients with a number of harmful rare conditions, which we have supported, has welcomed its first patients.
28 September, 2017
A revolutionary new blood test for detecting heart attacks could speed up diagnosis, help patients get out of hospital more quickly and save the NHS millions of pounds every year.
26 September, 2017
Today marks the anniversary of the Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital opening its doors to patients for the first time.
15 September, 2017
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust celebrated the launch of the Nightingale Nurse Award, a new professional award to recognise its most outstanding nurses.
04 August, 2017
We’re pleased to welcome two highly respected health and public service leaders to our board; Duncan Selbie and Helen Bailey.
19 July, 2017
A new report on the benefits of the arts in improving health and wellbeing was launched today at the House of Commons.
26 June, 2017
Specialised pre-operative assessments for elderly patients lead to shorter hospital stays and fewer complications, according to a new clinical trial part-funded by us, at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
06 June, 2017
Singing improves the lives of people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) according to a report launched by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, who we supported with a grant of £200,000.
22 March, 2017
A young girl who received a lifesaving kidney transplant with the help of a 3D printer purchased with a grant from us has handed over the 3D models to the Science Museum.
28 February, 2017
The Duchess of Cambridge today officially opened the new Ronald McDonald House Evelina London - a 59-bedroom facility we have helped build for families whose children are in hospital.
02 February, 2017
Children who need help breathing to stay alive are benefitting from a new ward at Evelina London. Snow Leopard provides six extra beds and has been part funded by £1 million of donations from our Evelina Children's Fund.
27 January, 2017
A unique new centre is opening at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust with our support to care for adults and children from across the UK living with harmful rare conditions.
25 January, 2017
The latest three new projects we’ve backed through our Health Innovation Fund are taking on difficult and long-standing local health issues, from poor mental health to care for long-term conditions.
09 December, 2016
We’re helping to provide health and social services in court to people with learning disabilities (LD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which could help 150 people a year get the care they need instead of ending up in prison.
05 December, 2016
This week saw the first families moving into the new, state-of-the-art Ronald McDonald House Evelina London, which has received funding from us.
28 November, 2016
An ambitious national programme to ‘improve people’s experience of ageing’ has just launched, informed by key lessons from projects including the Knee High Design Challenge in Lambeth and Southwark.
25 November, 2016
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust staff and teams were honoured at the Trust Awards 2016 on Friday 18 November.
12 October, 2016
We are funding a new programme to reduce isolation and loneliness among older men in Southwark - and raise awareness around common health and care issues - by reaching out to them in their local pubs.
29 September, 2016
Robots have been used at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to carry out kidney transplants in full for the first time in the UK.
26 September, 2016
The highly anticipated new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital opened the doors to its first patients.
26 September, 2016
An ambitious programme of arts is unwrapped as the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s opens the doors to its first patients.
20 September, 2016
Our programme to equip a group of primary care professionals in Lambeth and Southwark with leadership skills has helped to deliver better ways to care for people across the two boroughs, says a new independent evaluation.
16 September, 2016
We are backing South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) to create a new outreach service to help prevent and fight a prevalent and aggressive eating disorder.
18 August, 2016
190,000 children and young people in Lambeth and Southwark will see their local health services transformed by an innovative change programme funded by us.