Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Type of Trust
NHS foundation trust
Trust Details
Last annual budget £1.24 billion
Employees 13,500
Chair Sir Hugh Taylor
Chief Executive Amanda Pritchard
Website Guy's and St Thomas'
Care Quality Commission reports CQC
Monitor [Monitor]

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS foundation trust of the English National Health Service, one of the prestigious Shelford Group. It runs Guy's Hospital in London Bridge, St Thomas' Hospital in Waterloo, Evelina London Children's Hospital and community services in Lambeth and Southwark.

Guy's Hospital was first established as an NHS Trust including University Hospital Lewisham but in 1993 Lewisham became independent and Guy's and St Thomas' joined together.[1]

In December 2013 it was announced that a proposed merger with King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust foundation trusts had been suspended because of doubts about the reaction of the Competition Commission.[2]


The trust has one of the 11 Genomics Medicines Centres associated with Genomics England which opened across England in February 2014. All the data produced in the 100,000 Genomes project will be made available to drugs companies and researchers to help them create precision drugs for future generations.[3]

The trust is a partner in Viapath a London-based provider of pathology services jointly owned with Serco, and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.[4]

It is one of the biggest provider of specialised services in England, which generated an income of £383.7 million in 2014/5.[5]


The trust expects to finish 2015-16 with a deficit of more than £37 million as a result of changes to the NHS tariff.[6]

It was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 12,198 full-time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 3.35%. 85% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 78% recommended it as a place to work.[7]

See also


  1. "Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust". NHS Partners. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  2. "Trust super-merger shelved". Health Service Journal. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  3. "NHS DNA scheme to fight cancer and genetic diseases". BBC News. 22 December 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  4. "Viapath - a New Brand, Same Commitment to Transform Pathology Services". Select Science. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  5. "Analysed: The biggest NHS providers of specialised services". Health Service Journal. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  6. "Rollover tariff trusts expect massive deficits". Health Service Journal. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  7. "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
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