About this event

  • Date and time Thu 6 Aug 2020 from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 36 'Maintaining and restoring specialised services during the pandemic' on Zoom here.

Chaired by NHS Nightingale Hospital London and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Chief Executive, Charles Knight, this episode will cover how specialised services were maintained during the height of the pandemic, and how they will be restored in the next stages.

Consultant cardiac surgeon, Stephen Edmondson and Tom Powles, Director of Barts Cancer Centre, will speak about the impact on cancer and cardiac surgery, what they learned from the experience, and how their approaches compared to other countries.

King’s College Hospital Executive Medical Director, Julia Wendon, will talk about increasing ICU capacity, the clinical results seen, and what hospitals might do differently in a second wave, while NHS England’s Clinical Director of London Cardiac Clinical Network, Huon Gray, will offer insight into the ways London organised care, how cardiology services were maintained, and what the main barriers are for restoration.

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Key speakers

Professor Charles Knight

Chief Executive and Consultant Cardiologist, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Chief Executive, NHS Nightingale Hospital London


Professor Julia Wendon

Executive Medical Director, King's College Hospital Foundation Trust & Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Stephen Edmondson

Consultant cardiac surgeon, St Bartholomew's Hospital

Professor Tom Powles

Director of Barts Cancer Centre

Professor Huon Gray

Clinical Director of London Cardiac Clinical Network, NHS England