In this issue
£1.8m to fight bladder cancer
Helping patients return home sooner
Supporting patients to read
Coming to our hospitals in August?
Sharing lessons from the Vanguard
What do you think about our website?
King’s Health Partners annual report
Fashion inspires on Cancer Survivors’ Day
Sign up for Guy’s Urban Challenge
Friends and Family Test – May
Patients rate their hospital care
Evelina London Zip Awards
Doctors save man during 10K race
Mysteries of sleep revealed
Tributes paid to nurse Kirsty Boden
18 July – free health seminar on pain management
21 July – Trust launches Accessibility Checker
14 September – Annual Public Meeting

Over the weekend more than 100 staff from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Forum at Guy’s and St Thomas’ joined the festivities for Pride in London 2017 to celebrate the equality and diversity of our workforce and to promote our inclusive services.

This year is the first time that the LGBT Forum was also part of the local events in Lambeth to recognise UK Black Pride.

I’m proud to lead an organisation as open-minded and diverse as Guy’s and St Thomas’, with staff from many different backgrounds, cultures, nationalities, sexualities and religions.

We know how important it is that our workforce reflects the diversity of the community we serve.

As you read this latest edition of e-GiST you will find out about our third annual event for Cancer Survivors' Day, which again was an opportunity for us to unite to celebrate the lives of our inspirational patients and staff.

You can also read about the £1.8 million that has been donated to bladder cancer research at Guy’s and St Thomas’ by Dianne Roberts, in memory of her husband Robert, who died from the condition.

We are very grateful to Dianne for this generous donation, which will increase our understanding of the disease and help future generations of patients.

Amanda Pritchard

Chief Executive