Groups and events

We are keen to involve as many people as possible in the work of the Trust, including patients, members of the local community and our Foundation Trust Members. Taking part in one of our groups is a great way to do this.

Groups that are currently active include:

King's Critical Care - Carers' Cafe
A support group for anyone who is a carer for a relative who has been treated in critical care.
King’s Critical Care Pathfinder Group
Patients and relatives meet with members of our critical care team to discuss important aspects of care and how we can develop our service.
King’s Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP)
Mums as well as midwives, doctors and other health professionals meet to help us improve maternity care and facilities for parents and babies.

Upcoming events

Rheumatology Patient Education Evenings

Our Rheumatology team hold regular education evenings for all patients and their carers attending the Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic. The three events include talks by a range of presenters selected by patients. They cover how their areas of interest can contribute towards patient self-management of long-term musculoskeletal conditions with the support of carers and clinical staff.

Venue: Boardroom, Hambleden wing, King's College Hospital
Contact: Heidi Lempp, 020 7848 5604

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 5.30pm-7.30pm
  • Disease Specific Distress
    Does it exist, and how does it differ from depression and anxiety in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
    Linda Silke and Prof Jackie Sturt
  • Easy dressing
    Includes an opportunity to view new magnetic fasteners and give your feedback on what could make dressing easier.
    Judith Cook
Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 5.30pm-7.30pm
  • App development for symptom control in patients with RA
    Dr James Galloway
  • National audit for patients newly diagnosed with RA
    Dr James Galloway
  • The TITRATE trial
    Results from a national study with patients who have intermediate RA.
    Fowzia Ibrahim
Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 5.30pm-7.30pm
  • Blood tests
    Explanation of blood test results/investigations and its link to immunological science research.
    Dr Benjamin Clarke, Dr Katie Bechman and Dr Esperanza Perucha
  • Paid employment
    How to continue with paid employment following a diagnosis of musculoskeletal
    long-term conditions.
    Dr John Stack