Media highlights

Tuesday 14 July

Residents making face masks

London News online shares residents on a Lambeth Council estate have been making face masks for staff at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

Tuesday 7 July

Asthma patients able to access medicine without hospital trip

Patients with severe asthma who are shielding from coronavirus have been taught how to administer life-saving medication at home to prevent them having to go to hospital. The Evening Standard reported that more than 400 people have benefited from the initiative at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust after home deliveries were arranged.

Sunday 5 July

Songs of Praise

A special episode of BBC1’s Songs of Praise was broadcast on the NHS birthday with much of it shot in the gardens at St Thomas' Hospital. The programme featured interviews with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust staff, as well as the Archbishop of Canterbury reflecting on his time volunteering at Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Friday 3 July

Patient first to receive blood plasma treatment

A Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust patient, Ann Kitchen, was the first in the UK to receive convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19 as part of a national trial. She was interviewed along with intensive care consultant Dr Manu Shankar-Hari for a piece that ran on the BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten, with a shorter version on the BBC News website.

Symptom Study App

Research from the COVID Symptom Study app, including estimates of current infection rates, was featured by the Daily Mail (1) (2) (3), The Telegraph (including Sunday Telegraph print), The Times (1) (2) (including Sunday Times print), Der Spiegel, The Guardian, The Sun, Evening Standard, Daily Mirror (1) (2) (3), and BBC World Service Radio’s Digital Planet.