ARC South London is governed by an Executive, which is chaired by ARC director Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft and meets monthly. The Executive includes representatives from our research and cross-cutting themes, and each of the collaborating organisations. Read more about the Executive.
The Executive is accountable to the ARC South London Board, which is co-chaired by Dr Adrian McLachlan, Chair of Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group and Dr Leonie Penna, chief medical officer at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The Board includes representatives from each collaborating organisation, Health Education England, local public health leads, and patient and service user representatives. The Board meets four times a year. Read more about the Board.
The Board is accountable to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) via King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Board. Each year, the ARC submits a detailed report outlining its activities and progress to the NIHR.
ARC South London’s Implementation and Involvement team worked with a diverse range of people to develop an Involvement Strategy. The senior management of the ARC (the ARC director, on behalf of the ARC Executive and ARC Board) have overall responsibility for putting this strategy into practice. Patient, service user, carer and community members from a wide range of groups will be members of the ARC Executive and Board. The leads of each research theme are also responsible for effective involvement within their theme. We will also have four new groups to help ensure effective involvement: the Involvement Advisory Group, ARC South London Public Research Panel, Involvement Learning Network and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.