Hundreds of staff take advantage of our new clinical academic workshop

On 10 June we launched our 2020-21 clinical academic innovations workshop series.

New clinical academic workshop seriesThe first session focussed on emerging insights and learning from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The online workshop bought together 200 staff from across our 22 Clinical Academic Groups, along with colleagues from primary care and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

The presenters shared findings from data on the first local cohort of patients with COVID-19 and outlined King’s Health Partners response. Topics included:

  • demographic risk factors for morbidity and mortality  
  • common co-morbidities and sequelae including with a focus on diabetes 
  • COVID-19 PCR testing 
  • resources and support for complex cases and ethical decision making in the community  
  • the role of integrated data sets in generating emerging insights.

Attendees also had the opportunity to join breakout sessions to discuss the following areas:

  • What role has innovation played for you and your team’s response to wave one of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • What changes and innovations do we need to maintain and accelerate? Which activities do we need to let go of?
  • Which activities have been paused and how can we restart them in ways that add value to our patients and population?

This session is available to view on our Learning Hub.

The next workshop in this series is taking place on Wednesday 9 September from 3-5pm. The workshop will discuss the importance of compassionate leadership and team-based learning in fostering a culture of innovation and sustainability.

We’re delighted that Professor Michael West, Senior Visiting Fellow and Head of Thought Leadership at the King's Fund, and Professor Rick Iedema, Director of the Centre for Team-Based Practice & Learning in Healthcare at King's College London, will both be contributing to the workshop. 

More information on this session, including how to register, is available online.