Annual report published

King’s Health Partners has published its annual report for 2016/17, highlighting the excellent progress made by our partnership during the past 12 months.

At King’s Health Annual conference 2017Partners, we want to make sure that the lessons from research are used more swiftly, effectively and systematically to provide better and more joined-up healthcare services for people with physical and mental health care problems. This report sets out how staff and teams from across our Academic Health Sciences Centre are working collaboratively to deliver this vision.

Read the report.

Particular highlights from this year’s report include:

  • the renewal of our two National Institute of Health (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres, with combined £130 million funding, and further research funding awarded to support our Clinical Research Facilities for advances in cancer, dementia and imaging
  • progress made by our Clinical Academic Groups, as showcased in our new publication, ‘Innovation Impact Stories’, demonstrating a wide range of clinical innovations underpinned by the latest research and comprehensive staff training
  • developments in our institute programme to maximise our collective strength in key areas
  • the launch of 3 Dimensions for Long Term Conditions (3DLC), providing an integrated care model for patients with heart failure, COPD and hypertension who require physical and mental health support with self-management and lifestyle changes
  • our IMPARTS programme (Integrating Mental and Physical Healthcare Research Training and Services) is now live in 45 acute outpatient services, and has screened nearly 16,000 patients through more than 30,000 total screening encounters
  • the opening of the new Cancer Centre at Guy’s, co-locating clinicians and researchers in a new state-of-the-art facility which was designed in partnership with cancer survivors
  • a new integrated heart failure service, providing joined-up mind and body care across our local boroughs, and a joined up neuro-rehabilitation offering across our partner trusts featuring a neuro-navigation service supported by a clinical pathway across mental and physical health
  • the number of King’s Health Partners kitemarked education materials available on our Learning Hub has risen to 90 and there are now 9,300 registered users
  • all three of our NHS trusts and all GPs in Lambeth and Southwark are now using the award-winning Local Care Record system, and 97% of the population in Bromley are now also covered. 

Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Executive Director of King’s Health Partners, said:

This annual report is inspiring to read and demonstrates the direct impact that working together has on patient care. I am incredibly proud of everything our partnership’s workforce has achieved in the past year, and I know that there is a lot more still to come.

This is the third annual report submitted to the Department of Health and National Institute for Health Research since the re-accreditation of Academic Health Science Centres in 2014.

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