Pioneering medical research at King's Health Partners


Volunteers needed for research initiative at Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospital and King's College London

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) – a government initiative to fund important medical research – has invested in building a national NIHR BioResource to help discover the cause of major common and rare health problems (ranging from obesity, heart disease and cancer to skin conditions, chronic diseases and inflammatory disorders, asthma and allergy, etc) and use these findings to research into new clinical treatments.

The NIHR BioResource at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London (GSTT/KCL), a leading medical research centre in South London, is part of this national initiative. We are participating in establishing a national pool of thousands of volunteers with and without health problems willing to be involved in cutting edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.

If you volunteer, you will be asked to donate a small sample of blood or saliva (whichever you would prefer) and give your permission to be contacted in the future to see if you would be willing to participate in medical research studies (although there is no obligation to participate in any of these studies).

If you are 16 or over and would be interested in participating you can either e-mail the team or visit their website for further information.