King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular Outcomes Book reveals impact
We've published the first Outcomes Book from King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular. Highlighting the Institute’s progress, world-firsts in research, education strengths and how joined up working has made a positive impact on outcomes and patient care.
King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular has published their first Outcomes Book, which highlights the Institute’s progress, showcases world-firsts in research, education strengths and how joined up working has made a positive impact on outcomes and patient care.
King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular brings together the adult cardiology, cardiac surgery and vascular surgery teams at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts with the academic groupings of the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences of King’s College London.
- Being in the top 1% of UK centres performing the most transthoracic echocardiograms (TTE)- a non-invasive assessment of the overall health of the heart using ultrasound. TTEs help to diagnose problems such as heart failure, cardiac tumours and other irregularities
- Being the first in the UK to offer a dedicated 24/7 specialist rota for acute thoracic aortic vascular emergencies. The 24/7 specialist rota has led to patients always receiving expert surgery, leading to an improvement in survival rates, well above the UK average
- Performing a number of firsts in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Intervention (TAVI) innovation
- Providing the UK’s largest multi-professional heart failure service, where inpatient mortality is half the national average
- Pioneering research from the King’s British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence – now in its eleventh year as the highest-funded UK British Heart Foundation Centre – and the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London
- Ensuring whole person care by embedding IMPARTS (Integrating Mental & Physical healthcare: Research, Training & Services) in twelve cardiovascular clinics. This follows earlier work that showed around 30% of patients with heart failure showed signs of anxiety or depression
- Training 420 medical students per year in cardiovascular medicine and hosting London Valves Live, the world’s largest educational meeting dedicated to valvular heart disease with a global faculty and more than 2,500 participants annually.
Professor John Moxham, Director of Value Based Healthcare at King’s Health Partners, said:
Huge congratulations to King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular on their first Outcomes Book. When we bring together our clinical and academic staff across teaching, training and research, we can use their combined expertise to achieve better outcomes for those patients accessing a wide range of cardiovascular services. By publishing these books we share, fully and frankly, what we’ve achieved and what we’ve learnt. This spirit of openness and transparency will help deliver a culture of improvement across our partnership.
Professor Ajay Shah, King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular Lead, said:
There is a compelling need to address the high burden of cardiovascular disease in our local population. We are pioneering novel integrated patient care pathways and addressing both the mind and body, to deliver the best patient experience and outcomes across our service. Our aim is to become a global leader in cardiovascular research, education and clinical care.
King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular provides specialist cardiovascular services to an extensive population network spanning south east London and Kent, and in some specialities even further afield, in partnership with other local and regional providers. The services encompass a comprehensive range of sub-specialities including:
- leading-edge programmes in percutaneous and minimally invasive heart valve replacement
- emergency services for heart attack
- complex electrophysiology
- heart failure
- inherited heart disease
- endovascular interventions
- complex imaging.
King’s Health Partners Cardiovascular is bringing together our partnership’s collective clinical, research and educational expertise in cardiovascular disease to develop a world-class centre of excellence.
Building on our strengths in cardiovascular, since November 2017, we have also been working with Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust on proposals for a new partnership.