Media Highlights

Thursday 29 November

Awards for King’s College Hospital volunteers

Two volunteers at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have won Southwark Stars Awards for their community work. The Southwark News reports.

Sunday 25 November

Cutting premature birth rate

The NHS could save £1 billion a year – and alleviate huge suffering – by screening women for their risk of giving birth prematurely, according to Professor Andrew Shennan, consultant obstetrician at Guy’s and St Thomas’. His comments were reported by the Mail on Sunday who said Prof Shennan was in talks with NHS England to roll out the model used at St Thomas’s Preterm Surveillance Clinic more widely.

Thursday 22 November

Bethlem clock restoration

Bethlem Museum of the Mind are asking for public votes to help fund restoration of the turret clock on the top of their historic building for the first time since it was installed in the late 1920s.

Wednesday 21 November

Life after death experiences

Dr Tom Best of King’s College Hospital and King’s College London, comments that patient experiences of ‘other consciousnesses’ are not uncommon and are often caused by the changing lights and scenery in hospital. As a result, King’s College Hospital is building an outdoor Intensive Care Unit, to help prevent delirium and hallucinations. Coverage including the Daily Express and BBC Breakfast.

Tuesday 20 November

Antidepressant prescription increase after EU referendum result

Uncertainty over Brexit could have caused a rise in the use of antidepressants, researchers from King's College London have found. The Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, i, Independent, London Evening Standard, Huffington Post, CNN, Die Zeit, France24, Irish Times, The Australian, Hindustan Times, Metro and Daily Mirror reported.

Monday 19 November

Noise pollution in hospitals – a rising problem

Hospital patients are discharging themselves early because hospital wards are too noisy at night, King’s College London research has found. The Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC News, and Nursing Times reported.

Peanut allergy treatment 'in sight'

Researchers from Evelina London Children’s Hospital and King’s College London took part in a major study that could lead to a ground-breaking new treatment for peanut allergy. The story received widespread national media coverage with Professor George du Toit, children’s allergy consultant at Evelina London, interviewed alongside patient Emily and mum Sophie on ITV News, BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and BBC Radio London.

Sunday 13 November

All in the Mind

Three patients with personality disorder at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust have been featured BBC Radio 4’s All in the Mind.  Presenter Claudia Hammond also interviewed psychotherapist and clinical service lead, Merryn Jones, from The Three Boroughs Personality Disorder Day Service, based at Middle House at Maudsley Hospital.