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.
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.
As we near the end of 2014, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff 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 wider stakeholders.
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.
The King's Health Partners SaIL Centre is delighted to announce the launch of an innovative programme of public events in 2015, in partnership with Clod Ensemble’s Performing Medicine project.
A new health and leisure centre in West Norwood was officially opened on Friday 5 December by local MP Tessa Jowell.
A new Centre for Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics at St Thomas’ Hospital was officially opened on Monday 1 December.
Researchers at King’s College London have found a way to image asthma by looking at the speed that a specific white blood cell moves through the lungs of a patient. This could help in the diagnosis of asthma as well as in evaluating early treatment response.