How we are saving lives

St. Mark’s Hospital and Hospital Foundation is able to save lives as a result of its commitment to a process of continuous development and improvement.

St Mark’s Institute for Bowel Disease is the initiative of a highly committed team of medical and non-medical experts, working in partnership with leading business professionals who are dedicated to making the vision of improved bowel health a reality.

With the support of philanthropic funders, the St Mark’s team aims to develop research and innovation within the Institute and ensure that this research is translated into world-leading clinical solutions, which dramatically improve patient outcomes. The Institute will achieve this by strengthening the four foundations that underpin it:


Two students who are studying at St Mark's.

Research projects

Find out more about the research projects that St. Mark's Hospital Foundation support...


Statistics and information on bowel disease and the impact of these conditions in UK, internationally and how St. Mark's Hospital helps...

Development of Minimally Invasive Surgery

St Mark's Hospital has been pioneering new surgical treatments for 180 years. The innovations developed aim to improve recovery for patients and reduce complications.

A close-up of a hand holding a test tube.

Anorectal Research

St Mark's has pioneered investigation and treatment of haemorrhoids, anal fistula, anal fissure, incontinence and problems of bowel function since it was founded in 1835.

Treatment of Advanced Cancer

St Mark's already offers complex treatments for patients with advanced and recurrent bowel cancer and is one of a handful of units across the UK offering complex interventions.