Our Strategy

Strong roots, global reach

We’ve built King's strategy from the ground up, listening to what you have to say about the priorities for our Trust. We’ve heard from more than 4,500 staff, patients and other members of our community to find out what is important and what we should focus on in the future. Using this feedback, our vision is to be bold:

  • brilliant people
  • outstanding care
  • leaders in research, innovation and education
  • diversity, equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do

Having a strategy is critical. It helps us to plan for the future. It helps everyone feel part of one team. The challenges from COVID-19, as well as a rapidly changing NHS, mean we need to identify our priorities so that we are always doing our best for the people we care for and our staff.

The golden threads – which will help us achieve our ambitions – are weaved through our strategy. We will be: person-centred, digitally-enabled, focused on sustainability, and one Team King’s.

We must do all this while embodying King's values as a kind, respectful team. Below we set out our ambitions for 2021-26.

Brilliant people

Two members of King's staffWe attract, retain and develop passionate and talented people, creating an environment where they can thrive. Find out more in our People and Culture Plan and watch our Brilliant People video series.

Outstanding care

Nurse speaking to patientWe deliver excellent health outcomes for our patients, and they always feel safe, cared for and listened to.

Leaders in research, innovation and education

King's surgeons during an operationWe will continue to develop and deliver world-class research, innovation and education – providing the best teaching, and bringing new treatments and technologies to patients.

Diversity, equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do

King's staff treating patientWe will proudly champion diversity and inclusion at King’s, and act decisively to deliver more equitable experiences and outcomes for our patients and people. Find out more in our Roadmap to Inclusion 2022-24.

Action Plan for 2022/23

Since July 2021, the Trust has launched its new organisational values (Kind, Respectful Team), invested over £60 million into new hospital buildings and equipment, and started work on a new electronic health record for King’s College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital.

The Trust’s Action Plan for 2022/23 sets out 20 of the key projects the organisation will focus on and deliver over the next 12 months, with a focus on partnership working, supporting staff, and reducing waiting lists for planned operations.

People and Culture Plan

Our People and Culture Plan has a real emphasis on personal and professional growth, a focus on continuous improvement and a commitment to ensuring the needs of King’s people are a priority. We want our people to feel a real part of King’s, where they can lead on, and input into, the development of their careers and the way the Trust delivers our services, and where their voice is heard regardless of their role.

Roadmap to Inclusion

Our Roadmap to Inclusion 2022-24 will shape the strategic direction of the Trust’s equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) function over the next three years. It will ensure we turn our ambitions into real, meaningful improvements for colleagues, patients, and everyone connected to King’s. It sets out the tangible and practical steps we will take to achieve our ambition to put diversity, equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

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