Media highlights

13 May

Schizophrenia: new blood test device could improve treatment

King’s College London researchers are featured in The Conversation talking about a ground-breaking new device to help doctors can adjust medication doses for patients with schizophrenia according to how the are responding to treatment or the side effects the are having.

Staff talking about the COVID-19 pandemic

The BBC interviewed 19 different members of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust staff, five patients and one parent across BBC Breakfast, BBC2, BBC News Channel, BBC News at One (BBC1) and BBC Radio Five Live. The live and pre-recorded interviews took place at Gassiot House, St Thomas’ theatres, Evelina London, St Thomas’ vaccination centre, and the Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital.

11 May

NHS England to ‘substantially’ widen digital staff passport programme

Digital Health shares digital passports, which are designed to allow NHS staff to work across different organisations without added red tape, will be made available to “substantially more staff” under NHS England and Improvement plans. Similar systems are already in use at some NHS trusts prior to the pandemic. Kings Health Partners has had a system in place since 2010 which allows staff to move between partner member organisations.

4 May

The effect of psychologically abusive home environment

Dr Nuri Gene-Cos, lead consultant psychiatrist for the Trauma and Dissociation Service at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust spoke to ex-footballer and broadcaster Ian Wright as part of a documentary for BBC One. In the documentary Ian Wright: Home Truths, Ian Wright investigates the effect growing up in a psychologically abusive and violent home has on children in the UK.