Driving innovation and research

We want to fund more crucial research, highlighting our Trust as a global centre of excellence.  

Studying immune responses to infection and evaluating the effectiveness of vaccines and drugs can help us prepare for and respond quickly to future pandemics. In collaboration with Imperial College London, we are proposing to develop a 12-bed state-of-the-art facility for Human Infection Challenge to accelerate this vital work.  

Our CW Innovation programme has already achieved national recognition. By nurturing the talent in our Trust and continuing to expand our network of world-leading partners, we are looking to design and deliver the next chapter in health and care innovation.  

Central to the delivery of these workstreams is the creation of an Ideas Hub at our Chelsea site. This new space will support onsite co-working between partners and NHS teams, and offer a flexible space to engage companies, entrepreneurs, patients and staff in product development and service innovation.  

To make these projects a reality, we are looking to raise a total of £8.5m.