About Us - Partner organisations

The Health Innovation Network works closely with other organisations across South London to champion health and wellbeing for our local communities.


King's Health Partners

King's Health Partners is one of England's five Academic Health Sciences Centres (AHSCs). It brings together a world-leading research led university (King's College London) and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts (Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley).

Its aim is to create a centre where world-class research, education and clinical practice are brought together for the benefit of patients.

The Health Innovation Network's bid (known then as South London AHSN) was originally driven by King's Health Partners, in collaboration with St George's. We maintain a close working relationship with King's Health Partners, which is represented on our Board.

For more information, visit www.kingshealthpartners.org


Health Education South London

Health Education South London (HESL) is designing, developing and delivering a workforce to improve the health and wellbeing of people in South London, supporting the delivery of world class care and high quality patient outcomes through education and training.

HESL is committed to working in collaboration with local partners to ensure the provision of education and training for the South London workforce.

We jointly manage the South London Membership Council with HESL.

For more information, visit www.southlondon.hee.nhs.uk


Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care South London

The NIHR Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London provides an important source of support and academic expertise, to enable evidence-based implementation of new ideas and innovations in the NHS. The CLAHRC will work in close partnership with the Network, with research findings directly informing our clinical areas.  

The two organisations will also seek to achieve synergies and reduce duplication in a number of associated areas, for example in developing Industry partnerships, and in patient and public engagement strategies. The CLAHRC is hosted by King’s College Hospital, on behalf of King’s Health Partners and St George’s (Trust and University).


The Clinical Research Network

The Clinical Research Network - functions as the "delivery arm" for the Network when it comes to driving enhanced patient participation in clinical trials across South London. London South CLRN is one of the most successful research networks in the country, and has seen a substantial increase in both the number of trials (investigator-led and commercial) and the number of patients recruited, over recent years.

We have built up a strong relationship with our local CLRN and work together on common aims, such as stimulating research activity in our smaller member organisations, and in all settings (e.g. Care homes, GP practices, etc).


South London Hospice Education Collaborative

The South London Hospice Education Collaborative (SLHEC) is a Strategic Network consisting of eight hospices in South London.  Presently, its structure consists of the Strategy Group and steering groups, one for each HESL funded project.

SLHEC supports the work of the Health Innovation Network on education and training as part of the innovation agenda and improving End of Life Care in all care settings.

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