About Us

About the Cicely Saunders Institute                                   


The Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation at King’s College London is the first purpose-built Institute for palliative care.


Our research focuses on palliative care and rehabilitation and we have many exciting projects. If you would like more information about our projects please visit our website.




What does Patient and Public Involvement look like at the Institute?             


We are committed to ensuring that our research is relevant and of the highest possible quality. To do this, we like to work with patients, family members, and members of the public to draw on the invaluable experience of such people to:


·        help shape our research
·        advise us on promotional and informational materials
·        support us in disseminating important research findings

If you would like to find out more about how the forum works, please click here. If would like to collaborate with us, then please join us today.

What is palliative care?          


Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients with a life-threatening illness, and their families. It focuses on reducing physical and psychological symptoms, as well as supporting people spiritually and socially. It is relevant to many conditions including (but not limited to) cancer, organ failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and dementia.

What is rehabilitation?              


Rehabilitation aims to improve a patient’s ability to carry out the everyday activities that have been affected by illness, injury, or surgery.

This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care Funding scheme. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research or the Department of Health. 

This project is also funded by King's College London and the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund.

Last modified: Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:31 AM