Kings College London (KCL) is a world-leading centre for biomedical research and teaching, focused across medicine and biomedical sciences, and the Institute of Psychiatry. The medical school and research is located at three central London hospital campuses - Guy’s Hospital in London Bridge, St Thomas’ Hospital near Waterloo (GSTT) and King’s College Hospital (KCH) and South London and Maudsley (SLAM) in South London.
Through King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (KHP) and two NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRC) the research portfolio is closely aligned between KCL and its NHS partners. Across KCL there is considerable expertise across medical bioinformatics, including research in genomics, stem-cells, imaging and clinical records. KCL genetics research departments work closely with NHS clinical genetics units to apply novel bioinformatics pipelines for analysis and research and KHP is participating in the Genomics England 100,000 genomes project.
KCL hosts the TwinsUK cohort which is a major focus for research and collaboration through projects such as UK10K. The Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) developed at KCL-SLAM provides a platform for research, including natural language processing, over full anonymised clinical records of 250,000 patients and is now being rolled out nationally as a distributed system D CRIS. Similarly, GSTT & KCH are capturing and represent data from targeted areas of secondary care to enable research as part of the NIHR Health Informatics Collaboratory project. KCL participates and leads in many national and international clinical data projects including the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), Euro European Medical Information Framework (EMIF) and Electronics Health Records for Clinical Research (EHR4CR).