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Talks about health and health issues at King’s College Hospital

Are you interested in health and your local hospital?  Then why not go along to one of King’s College Hospital’s seminars?

King’s College Hospital is a Foundation Trust which means they have a membership made up of local people from Southwark and Lambeth and patients.  Members get involved with King’s in all sorts of ways.

They run a programme of lunchtime and evening seminars which cover all sorts of health-related issues such as diabetes, stroke and cancer or less common health conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease or Sickle Cell.  They also run seminars on specialist services such as Liver Transplant.  The talks are presented by  clinical nurse specialists or consultants and provide lots of useful information, as well as the chance to ask questions.

Seminars take place in the Weston Education Centre, Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill which is fully accessible.  The talks usually lasts for around 1 hour and is then followed by a question and answer session.  They also provide handouts for you to take away with you.

There’s something for everyone so here’s what’s coming up:

Stroke

Tuesday 23rd February – 1 pm

Maria Fitzpatrick, Consultant nurse for stroke management will look at all aspects of stroke, treatments and rehabilitation for stroke patients.

Major Trauma in Emergency Medicine

Tuesday 16th March – 1 pm

King’s is becoming one of London’s Major Trauma Centres.  Tj Lasoye, Clinical Lead at King’s Emergency Department will talk about major trauma and how they treat seriously injured patients in the emergency department.

Breast Cancer

Tuesday 13th April – 1 pm
Terri Baxter, Clinical nurse specialist for breast cancer will talk about breast cancer including causes, symptoms and the services provided by Kings.

The Haven at King’s

Wednesday 26th May – 1 pm

Jo Delaforce will be talking about the work of the Haven which offers a confidential service for victims of sexual assault and rape in South London.

If you would like to go along to one of the seminars and consider becoming a member of King’s then please contact:

Xanthe Henson on 0203 299 8888 or xanthe.henson@kch.nhs.uk.

It’s best to book so that they are able to contact you if there is a cancellation.

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