Media highlights

10 August 

According to the NHS, 29% of UK adults are now obese - up 3% from 2016. Could a hormone jab be the answer to the obesity epidemic? Prof Francesco Rubino of King’s College London and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust comments in The Telegraph

7 August 

King’s Heath Partners Pathway Homeless Team is among six teams shortlisted for an award for combating homelessness and could claim first prize with a cash injection of £30,000. Coverage in Southwark News

3 August 

Five adults have come back together after making medical history 25 years ago with pioneering liver transplant surgeries at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Coverage in The Mirror

A five-year-old boy has become the first child in Britain to benefit from ‘Robocop’ keyhole surgery at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. The Mail on Sunday reported how the FlexDex device was used to remove a blockage in Alexander Pasek’s kidney, saving him from potential organ failure. 

2 August 

Research led by King’s College London has found that women treated with ursodeoxycholic acid (urso) did not experience a “meaningful” improvement in itching or reduced bile acid levels during pregnancy. ITV and Daily Mail reported.   

31 July 

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has been rated ‘good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The latest report, published on Tuesday, July 30, showed that the trust had achieved significant improvements. Coverage in Southwark News

Health checks for middle-aged adults rolled out by the NHS have reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease, a King’s College London study has suggested amid previous concerns over their effectiveness. The iDaily Express and Daily Mail reported.