King's Health Partners recognises the importance of education and training:
- for the future of our healthcare workforce
- for current and future students
- in the development of our local community, and
- in bringing about improved patient care through the faster translation of research
To achieve this, we have brought our education and training activities (including continuing professional development) together with our clinical services and research activity. The vehicle for delivering this integration is our Clinical Academic Groups.
Our strategy for education includes:
- An Education Academy
- improved e-learning options
- South London Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC)
For information about undergraduate and postgraduate courses, please visit the website of our university partner King's College London.
Our Education Academy
The Education Academy oversees the education and training activities of the founding organisations to ensure consistent standards of excellence and includes all students and staff.
Working with the Clinical Academic Groups it maps workforce needs, delivering or procuring courses/programmes to ensure needs are met. Within the Academy there are “Institutes” focusing on innovation (including a Centre for Distance Learning) and global health education and training. The Academy affects a cultural shift in educational practices towards a portfolio of learning approaches that include the best, proven technological developments to meet the diverse needs of learners. It is responsible for accreditation and quality assurance and dissemination of innovative learning methods and technologies.
- Careers management - led by Camilla Kingdon
- Global health education & training - led by Andy Leather
- Improving health & well-being - led by Hilary McCallion
- Innovative technology & teaching - led by Pat Reynolds
- Interprofessional education and training - led by Elaine Gill
- Leadership - led by Sarah James
- Pedagogic research - led by Paul Blackmore
- Postgraduate clinical education - led by Tj Lasoye
- Quality assurance - led by Sheila Kitchen
- Research & teaching - led by Andrew Cope
- Simulation - led by Peter Jaye
- Widening participation - Steve Thompson
The Academy sits at the centre of our Health Innovation Education Cluster (HIEC). The HIEC works with the South West London Academic Health and Social Care System and with local health services, ensuring innovations in clinical care, teaching methods and research improve the health of our local population.