South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

At South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust we provide the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK. We also provide substance misuse services for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Our 4,600 staff serve a local population of 1.3 million people. We have more than 230 services including inpatient wards, outpatient and community services.

We provide inpatient care for approximately 5,300 people each year and we treat more than 45,000 patients in the community in Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon. As well as serving the communities of south London, we provide more than 50 specialist services for children and adults across the UK including perinatal services, eating disorders, psychosis
and autism.

We are the only mental health trust in the UK to have our own biomedical research centre (BRC) – hosted jointly with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) King’s College London with the aim of translating scientific developments into new ways of screening, detecting, treating and preventing mental illness.

We are part of one of England’s six Academic Health Sciences Centres, King’s Health Partners, with King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts.

The Trust’s scope is unique because it is built on the principles of Henry Maudsley when he founded the Maudsley Hospital in the early 1900s: care and treatment, science and research, and training. We can trace our history back to 1247 when Bethlem Royal Hospital was founded on a charitable deed. Today our charity continues as the Maudsley Charity.

South London and Maudsley NHS protects and commercialises a number of our mental health services covering education, data, and clinical processes through a selection of knowledge exchange methods including licences and trademarks both within the UK and internationally.