Today we publish our five-year plan – ‘Improving health and wellbeing: Locally and globally 2014-2019’. The publication outlines our plans for the next five years to achieve continued excellence in research, education and patient care. It can be accessed on our website here.
Our partner trusts are on track to being smoke-free this year, with King’s College Hospital implementing its smoking ban earlier this month and Guy’s and St Thomas’ preparing for its smoke-free launch in June.
A 3D printed model has been used by surgeons and researchers at King’s Health Partners to help plan how to fix a patient’s heart.
Read our latest King's Health Partners staff bulletin to find out all the latest news and events across the partnership.
Sir Bob Kerslake, former Head of the Civil Service and currently Permanent Secretary at the Department for Communities and Local Government has been confirmed as the new Chair for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The South London based Genomics Network Alliance, including King’s Health Partners as a founding member, has been announced as a successful bidder in the race to become a pioneering Genomic Medicine Centre, part of the ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project.
King’s College London, our academic partner in King’s Health Partners, has achieved outstanding results in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), including significant success in the fields of Clinical Medicine and Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience. The results, which have a direct impact on the funding received by the University, are an indication of the huge impact we can have on patient care through the strength of our research.
From Professor Sir Robert Lechler, Executive Director, King's Health Partners As we near the end of 2014, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff and stakeholders for your ongoing commitment to achieving positive outcomes for our local communities through partnership working. It has been a challenging year in many ways for the health and academic sectors. Despite this, we have been able to continue to deliver a wide range of successes, and this is only possible because of the ongoing support from colleagues right across King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital, South London and Maudsley and partners across south London and beyond.
TIME magazine have named all ‘Ebola Fighters’ as their 2014 Person of the Year. This accolade is recognition for the outstanding work, dedication and bravery of all those involved in the response in West Africa, including the King’s Health Partners team in Sierra Leone.
A cold ‘sensor’ which triggers the skin’s vascular response to the cold could represent an exciting new therapeutic target for the treatment of frostbite and hypothermia, according to scientists at King’s College London.
Dr Franz Brunnhuber, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist at King’s College Hospital, won the NHS London Leadership Academy's award for outstanding collaborative leadership. Several other staff members from across King’s Health Partners were also nominated for the pan-London leadership awards.