About this event

  • Date and time Tue 28 Apr 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 8 'NHS Nightingale Hospitals: an agile response to the pandemic' on Zoom here.

Professor Charles Knight has been seconded to Chief Executive of the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in London’s ExCeL centre.

Join us as he discusses the rapid creation of the Nightingale Hospitals, developed to care exclusively for COVID-19 patients, and the challenges encountered.

Professor Knight will be interviewed by President-Elect and trustee of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Roger Kirby. They will also discuss the cardiological effects of the virus.

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Please note: This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be used in the future on various internet channels. All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Key speakers

Professor Charles Knight

Professor Charles Knight

Chief Executive, St Bartholomew's Hospital, currently seconded to Chief Executive, NHS Nightingale Hospital London; Consultant Cardiologist; Honorary Professor, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London 

Roger Kirby

Professor Roger Kirby

President-Elect and trustee of the Royal Society of Medicine; Prostate surgeon and Professor of Urology

Speaker's biography

Professor Roger Kirby is a renowned prostate surgeon with over 40 years’ experience in the NHS and private practice. He became one of the first urologists in the UK to perform open radical prostatectomy for localised prostate cancers and was instrumental in founding two UK charities: Prostate Research Campaign (now Prostate Cancer UK), and The British Urological Foundation, (now The Urology Foundation (TUF).

Since 2016, he has served as Chair of the Society’s Academic Board which is responsible for delivering the RSM’s education programme and learning initiatives.



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