Media Highlights

Tuesday 19 May 

Life Lines - keeping loved ones connected 

Heart-warming stories - from the saddest goodbyes to marriage proposals enabled through Life Lines visiting app covered by The Guardian, along with The Metro, The Evening Standard, The Sun and Prof Louise Rose talked to BBC Radio 5 Live about the project. 

Saturday 16 May 

Coronavirus: A third of hospital patients develop dangerous blood clots 

Roopen Arya, professor of thrombosis and haemostasis at King's College Hospital, discusses the link between blood clots and patients with severe COVID-19 the BBC News

Tuesday 12 May 

Families Under Pressure

Prof Edmund Sonuga-Barke, King's College London explains Familes Under Pressure on Sky News, a venture fronted by famous parents, offering tips on overcoming the struggles of parenting during lockdown. 

Monday 11 May 

Florence Nightingale 200 

BBC London interviewed nurses at St Thomas' Hospital, where Florence Nightingale set up her nursing school, for a story reflecting on her legacy on the 200th anniversary of her birth. 

Tuesday 12 May 

Wellness boxes for NHS staff 

A doctor and his wife from King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust set up a scheme that has now delivered hundreds of ‘wellness boxes’ to support NHS staff caring for COVID-19 patients.  

Wednesday 13 May 

Archbishop of Canterbury volunteers at St Thomas’ 

The Telegraph, Times, Mail and Express online all reported that the Archbishop of Canterbury has been volunteering as a chaplain at St Thomas’ Hospital during the lockdown. Mia Hilborn, chaplaincy team leader at Guy’s and St Thomas’, said: “Some of these patients are very unwell and having the support and blessings of the Archbishop at a difficult time has meant the world to them.” 

Rare inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus 

Dr Sara Hanna, medical director at Evelina London, was interviewed on ITV London News about a rare inflammatory disease affecting children. It followed an interview with the Evening Standard where she revealed the children’s hospital had been treating patients and suspected a link to coronavirus. 

Friday 8 May 

Huge challenges faced 

An interview with Dr Sarah Frankton, director of acute and emergency medicine at Princess Royal University Hospital, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust featured in News Shopper about the challenges the department has faced during the pandemic.  

COVID Symptom Study App 

Comments by Professor Tim Spector on analysis of data from the study featured on LBC News, Sky News, Capital FM, The Times (including print), Daily Mail, talkRADIO, Daily ExpressDaily StarVox, BBC World Service Radio. 
 
He also commented on the current exclusion of anosmia (loss of taste and smell) as an official symptom in the The I, The Sun (1) (2), Daily Mirror (including Sunday Mirror print), Daily Mail (1) (2), Sky News, The Guardian and Press Association, BBC World Service Radio, BBC News, BBC News 24, and in BBC News updates on BBC Radio 2, 4 and 5 Live. 
 
New research into the potential impacts of hormonal therapies undertaken through the app featured on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service Radio. 
 
A new report based on app data using machine learning to predict symptomatic COVID cases featured in The New York Times (including print), Straits Times and New Scientist
 
Other research based on data from the COVID Symptom Study app was featured by the World Economic Forum (1) (2) (3), The Sun (print), Daily MailAustralian Financial ReviewNew York PostDaily Express and Huffington Post

Thursday 7 May 

COVID-19 
 
Professor Rosie Campbell, Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour discussing female leadership during the pandemic. 
 
Dr Nathalie MacDermott commented in the Daily Mail (1), The Guardian (1), the Daily Express (1), Press Association, The Sun (print), and on BBC News and BBC News 24. 
 
A study analysing the UK’s lockdown measures conducted by the University of East Anglia, and funded by Public Health England and the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response based at King’s, featured in Daily MailDaily Express
 
The Daily Mail (1) (2) (including print) highlighted research from King’s and Ipsos MORI analysing the UK’s experiences of lockdown. The findings were also featured in The Daily Telegraph and The Sun

Wednesday 6 May 

Patient discharged following time in intensive care 

A patient in their 80s was discharged from King’s College Hospital after spending nearly a month in intensive care with COVID-19 and covered in Southwark News