New outcomes book published
King’s Health Partners has published the first outcomes book from our Liver, Renal, Urology, Transplant, Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery Clinical Academic Group (CAG).
The CAG covers a wide range of patient-focused activities. It has distinctive programmes in solid organ transplantation and regenerative medicine, diagnosing and treating liver disease, and gall bladder and bile ducts disorders. The CAG also specialises in diagnosing and treating kidney diseases and urological disorders, gastrointestinal diseases and performing bariatric surgery.
The CAG has made significant advances, combining expertise in basic immunology and transplantation biology, and manages some of the largest transplant patient cohorts in Europe.
Read the Liver, Renal, Urology, Transplant, Gastro/ Intestinal CAG Outcomes Book.
Highlights from the book include:
- progress in transplantation and regenerative medicine – the CAG is home to the UK’s largest live donor kidney transplant programme (page 28)
- treating liver, gall bladder and bile duct disorders – the CAG performs the largest number of pancreatic surgical resections in England (page 55)
- growth of bariatric surgery – our research has transformed the practice from a weight loss therapy to a novel surgical discipline of metabolic surgery, with the potential to cure diabetes (page 133)
- expansion of urology – the CAG has the largest urological cancer centre and performs the highest number of robotic procedures in the UK (page 82)
- enhancing kidney medicine – the CAG has established a joint renal HIV service which facilitates better access to transplantation to this group, who are often disadvantaged, read about the UK's first HIV kidney transplants (page 69)
- successes in gastrointestinal surgery – the establishment of a multi-professional virtual clinic which allows patients with no identified specific pathology to receive remote consultation enabling early patient discharge and timely referral back to a GP (page 100)
- improving gastroenterology services – the CAG is renowned for treating inflammatory bowel disease, receiving referrals from throughout the UK with a strong focus on personalised medicine (page 96)
- advancement in endoscopy services for digestive diseases – the CAG includes the only centre in the UK to routinely offer Peroral Endoscopic Mytotomy (POEM), a procedure used to treat swallowing disorders (page 110)
- developments in liver medicine – initiation of protocol driven clinical practice in liver medicine for the management of alcohol-related liver disease and liver cancer (page 41).
Professor John Moxham, Director of Clinical Strategy at King’s Health Partners, said:
I welcome the Liver, Renal, Urology, Transplant, Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery Outcomes Book to our growing collection of publications. The book excellently captures how the group is driving clinical, education and research activities to deliver better patient outcomes across its wide range of distinctive programmes.
Steve Sacks and Nigel Heaton, joint leads for the CAG, said:
We are delighted to launch our first outcomes book. This book demonstrates the great progress we have made in delivering liver, renal, urology, transplant, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal care to our patients and service users, supported by high quality research and education.
In particular, the book highlights how we are integrating mental health services as an integral part of the CAG, most notably in alcoholic liver disease, obesity, and adolescent-to-adult transition clinics, relevant to our clinical practice. Moving forwards we will continue to work across King’s Health Partners to improve patient outcomes across our key specialist areas.