Population Health and Equity webinar series

Please join us for an international webinar series on improving population health.

King’s Health Partners, DEFACTUM and Human First are bringing together experts from south east London and Central Denmark Region to address challenges and solutions to improving social and health equity in our two health systems.

The series will focus on issues related to respiratory health including interventions to address tobacco dependence, challenges in responding to the effects of infectious disease, including long COVID, and consideration of how system trust and leading with compassion are key enablers for improving health equity.

Our final webinar in this series will focus on innovations in COPD diagnosis and treatment. We will hear the Danish experience on proactive COPD care as a joint venture between primary and secondary care, to reduce the number and length of hospitalisations. We will draw parallels with the experience of delivering care in an Integrated Care System in south east London and the local innovations that have spread globally, leading to changes in the clinical treatment of COPD and COVID-19 across the world. Tuesday 19 December, 12pm-1pm GMT / 1pm-2pm CET.

  • Dr Pernille Hauschildt, MD, Ph.D, Head of Department of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy, Aarhus University Hospital.
  • Prof Mona Bafadhel, is the Director of the new King’s Centre for Lung Health, and the Chair of Respiratory Medicine at King’s College London. She is also a consultant respiratory physician with a clinical and research interest in chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and asthma. Her work in COPD and COVID-19 has translated to changing clinical practice affecting millions across the world.

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Previous webinars in the series

The first webinar in our jointly hosted series: ‘Introducing approaches to improving social and health equity in Central Denmark Region and south east London’.  Tuesday 19 September.

  • Thomas Maribo, Professor in rehabilitation at the Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark, Research Director at the department Public Health Research, DEFACTUM, Central Denmark Region.
  • Sian Howell, Clinical and Care Professional Lead, Population Health Management and Equalities for NHS South East London Integrated Commissioning Board, and a GP working in Lewisham, south east London, and has led on collaborative production to improve the quality of primary care through Clinical Effectiveness South East London (CESEL) team.

You can watch a recording of the webinar on the King's Health Partners Learning Hub here.


The second webinar in our series focused on tobacco dependence, smoking habits in Denmark and the UK, and innovations to support smoking cessation including south east London experience of implementing the Ottawa Model. Tuesday 3 October. 

  • Dr Søren Sperling, MD and PhD Student at Department of Respiratory Diseases and Allergy, Aarhus University Hospital. Special interest in COPD and respiratory infections. Presentation on Danish smoking habits and options for smoking cessation in Denmark.
  • Dr Irem Patel, Joint Director Clinical Strategy, King’s Health Partners. Irem is a Consultant Integrated Respiratory Physician at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, the Chair of the South East London Respiratory Right Care Network and member of the London Respiratory Programme Board.  Irem also co-leads the Respiratory Department and Public Health Committee at King’s College Hospital, is the Trust’s Smokefree lead and a Trustee of the Primary Care Respiratory Society.
  • Ray McGrath, Smoking cessation lead at South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and recently completed his tenure as nursing lead on King’s Health Partners’ programme to improve physical health of people with severe mental illness. Ray will discuss tobacco dependence in severe mental illness and physical health checks.

You can watch a recording of the webinar on the King's Health Partners Learning Hub here.


The third webinar in our series focused on addressing long COVID within south east London and Central Denmark Region. Tuesday 10 October.

We will hear about the mind and body approach needed to address the needs of people living with long COVID and its impact on functioning and activities of daily living. The webinar will provide a unique opportunity to compare the responses of our two health systems and differences in clinical service provision. There will be opportunity to reflect on insights from service data and what this mean for equity in long COVID diagnoses and access to care. The webinar will also present results from ongoing research in the field of long COVID including headlines from collaborations between King’s College London and Aarhus University.

  • Prof Berit Schiøttz-Christensen, Long COVID clinic, University Hospital Aarhus, and Professor Research Unit of General Practice, SDU.
  • Dr Lisa Gregersen Østergaard, Occupational therapist and senior researcher at DEFACTUM, Central Denmark Region, and head of a research programme in practice oriented rehabilitation research. She has specialised in the development and evaluation of complex interventions in rehabilitation, including the field of long COVID.
  • Prof Nick Hart, Professor of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Deputy Medical Director for the Heart, Lung and Critical Care Clinical Group, R&D Director of Delivery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust. He is also co-leading the King’s Health Partner’s Mind and Body Clinical-Academic Long COVID programme and the King’s Health Partner’s Respiratory and Allergy Clinical Academic Group.
  • Dr Tim Nicholson, Reader in Neuropsychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London and Honorary Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, South London & Maudsley and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts. He works in the Long COVID clinic at King’s College Hospital focusing on neuropsychiatric complications. He leads the UK NIHR funded Post-COVID Condition Core Outcome Set study in collaboration with the WHO, the Royal College of Psychiatrists COVID-19 Coronerve surveillance study and the psychiatry working group of the UKRI funded COVID-CNS study.

You can watch a recording of the webinar on the King's Health Partners Learning Hub here.        

The fourth webinar in our series focused on social inequality in diagnosis and prognosis of lung cancer and looked at approaches for addressing this including through careful implementation of screening initiatives. Tuesday 31 October, 12pm-1pm GMT / 1pm-2pm CET.

  • Dr Mette Bach Larsen, University Research Clinic for Cancer Screening, Aarhus University. Senior researcher and associate professor. Mette is an expert in social inequality in cancer screening.
  • Dr Kate Haire, Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Clinical Chair South East London Cancer Alliance. She works closely with King’s Health Partners on value based healthcare. She has a strong interest in health inequalities and the use of data to drive improvements in health outcomes focussing on improving cancer services and pathways.
  • Smitha Nathan, Associate Director, South East London Cancer Alliance. She has been involved in a range of cancer transformation projects in south east London, including Targeted Lung Health Checks, and local implementation of the NHS-Galleri Trial.

You can watch a recording of the webinar on the King's Health Partners Learning Hub here.

The penultimate webinar in this series looked at the data driven approaches being taken to systematically and proactively target individuals to help address inequities in health outcomes. We heard about the latest research and detailed Danish registries, and south east London’s planned approach to population health management, focusing in on success in one of our boroughs: Lewisham.  Tuesday 28 November, 12pm-1pm GMT / 1pm-2pm CET.

  • Dr Gitte Valentin is a Public Health researcher at DEFACTUM in the Central Denmark Region. Her ongoing research involves interventions to diminish healthcare inequities, including data-driven strategies for identifying individuals in vulnerable situations. The goal is to minimize barriers to healthcare and enhance outcomes for high-risk individuals.
  • Dean Holliday is Head of Digital, Data, and Data Infrastructure at South East London Integrated Care System where he leads on developing the system wide approaches to datasets, data infrastructure, and analytical capabilities to transform population health and equity.  
  • Sandra Iskander is Deputy Director of Strategy at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. She has led on data driven approaches to inform borough-wide population health strategy and innovations to direct care.

You can watch a recording of the webinar on the King's Health Partners Learning Hub here.


Start date
28 November 2023
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