Working better together

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We put our patients at the heart of all our services and the way we work so we can give them the best care.

To help us do this, we work together with other health care organisations as part of King’s Health Partners Integrated Cancer Centre (ICC). This also includes two other NHS Foundation Trusts – Guy’s and St Thomas' and the South London and Maudsley – as well as King's College London.

We share our expertise not only to provide you with better care, but to develop and deliver new types of treatments. By working together we aim to be not only one of the leading cancer centres in the UK, but one of the best in the world.

What are the benefits?

Sharing expertise with our healthcare partners means that you can get:

  • your diagnosis and treatment quicker
  • more involved in your treatment choices
  • the most appropriate diagnostic tests, treatments and surgery for your type of cancer, in hospital or the community
  • treatments developed from the latest research
  • continued support after you leave hospital.

Where will I have my care?

Because we work in partnership with other hospitals, the best diagnostic tests and treatments for you may be provided at Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital, South London and Maudsley Hospital, as well as King’s College Hospital. Some patients also may have part of their treatment closer to home. Our staff liaise with these hospitals or other healthcare facilities to ensure they are fully aware about the treatment you are receiving.

When you book your appointments, we will tell you which hospital to come to. For example, you may go to Guy's Hospital or St Thomas' Hospital for radiotherapy while for chemotherapy treatment you may go to Guy's, King's or St Thomas'. All four hospitals provide rehabilitation working closely with your GP and other community healthcare providers.