What we do
The Communications Team manages all media enquiries and requests for filming and photography.
We are here to help journalists access information about King’s and answer questions about the Trust. We aim to respond positively and openly to all reasonable media requests.
We are also keen to promote the work of King’s in the media, and actively promote exciting and ground-breaking developments at the Trust, including world and UK firsts.
We can assist with requests about the condition of patients being treated here at King's (known as ‘condition checks’). However, the following rules and guidelines apply:
- We place great emphasis on patient confidentiality. We will not divulge any information about a patient without permission from either the patient or their next of kin.
- If permission is granted, only a brief indication of the progress of the patient will be given; for example, comfortable, stable or critical.
- If the patient or their next of kin has specifically requested that no information is released to the media about their condition, their wishes will always be respected.
- To carry out a condition check we need the patient’s first and last name and their date of birth.