Improving care for patients with heart and lung disease: now and in the future

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About the partnership

Since November 2017, King’s Health Partners (the Academic Health Sciences Centre comprising Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts and King’s College London) have been working with Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust on a new partnership to revolutionise cardiovascular (heart) and respiratory (lung and breathing) services for patients.

The partners have a vision to create a global powerhouse for heart and lung medicine and research in London, providing the best possible patient care and experience.

This envisages the development of a new purpose-built clinical academic facility on the St Thomas’ Hospital and Evelina London Children’s Hospital site.

The partnership would also provide substantial investment to other sites within the partnership, to support the provision of high-quality care in a new network for patients across the south of England.

More information about our work and how you can get involved

We have an ambition to provide care that is world leading, delivering innovations to improve the lives of every patient, both today and in to the future. There are really new parts to what we want to offer – including ambulatory care and support to those delivering care in your local area, and it is important we get this right. You can read more information about the proposals we are developing (PDF 691Kb).

Between 8 January and 6 February 2019, the partners held a number of ‘listening events’ and conducted a postal and online survey. You can read a report on findings from these activities (PDF 1.57Mb) and the partnership's response to these findings (PDF 169Kb).

If you would like to get involved or be kept informed about our work, please use the online form to share your details with us or please email your name and email address or postal address to us at gst-tr.rbhkhp@nhs.net.  

Join our committees

We are looking for heart and lung patients (adults and young people) and carers to join our committees to make sure the views of patients and the public remain at the centre our partnership’s proposals.

The partnership is committed to involving patients, their families and carers in its work. In January, the patient‐public reference group was established, which includes adult and young patients, as well as representatives from national and local charities with an interest in heart and lung care.

We are now looking for a number of heart and lung patients and carers to join the committees listed below. If you would like to join, please complete and return the expression of interest form (Word 71Kb) and return it to gst-tr.rbhkhp@nhs.net.

For more information about these roles, please read the role descriptions for each committee:

Please note, these are voluntary (unpaid) roles. Travel and other reasonable expenses will be paid in accordance with our policy.

Who we are looking for
Name of committeeWho are we looking for?How many?
Patient-public reference group Young patient with a heart condition
(preferably age 18-24)
1
Representative from a community voluntary sector organisation that supports the interests of black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) groups (with link to national charity), with an interest in heart and lung disease 2
Adult heart patient 1
Respiratory patient 1
Children’s delivery board Parent/carer – child (heart) 1
Parent carer – young patient in transition (heart or lung) 1
Young patient (heart) 1
Young patient (lung) 1
Cardiovascular delivery board Adult patient 1
Adult patient (BAME group) 1
Respiratory delivery board Adult patient 1
Adult patient (BAME group) 1