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Infectious diseases

Our Centre for Clinical Infection and Diagnostics Research is a research facility set up as a joint initiative by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London.

We conduct research that improves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases relevant to our local population and beyond.

We consider it important that our research benefits our patients. We have provided advice to the Trust based on best practice, published guidance and our own research to guide infection prevention and control practice. We think the success of this focus is evidenced by Guy's and St Thomas' having the lowest rates of C.difficile and MRSA across the Shelford Group of hospitals in 2012 and 2013.

  • Our research interests

    Our interests include the prevention of hospital acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance, particularly established threats such as MRSA and C.difficile and more recently multi-drug resistant bacteria including carbapenem-resistant organisms.

    A second important focus is the development and evaluation of novel diagnostics for bacterial and viral pathogens, both used in the laboratory and the wards at the point of care and clinical decision making.

  • Our aims

    We aim to generate high quality evidence on clinical validity, utility, care pathway benefits and cost effective diagnostics.

  • How to get involved

    We have experience with a wide range of technology platforms and have forged successful collaborations with industrial and academic partners.

    We value the input provided by patients and the public and welcome involvement with all stages of our research, from grant applications, preparing plain English summaries and patient participation sheets to designing appropriate sample collection processes.

    Find out more about our infection research projects.