Member event recordings

Online patient event: debunking the myths around Covid-19, vaccines and sarcoidosis

Date: Thursday 28th October

Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals and SarcoidosisUK invited patients, their carers and healthcare professionals to join a free virtual event that aimed to debunk the myths around Covid-19, vaccines and sarcoidosis. Topics included: vaccines (types, efficacy, and role of immunosuppresion), efficacy and safety of Covid-19 vaccines, and sarcoidosis and Covid-19.

You can watch a recording of the event here.

Artificial Intelligence: transforming heart and lung care

Date: Thursday 23 September

This event focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its role in helping to improve outcomes for heart and lung patients. Speakers spoke about the role of AI, it’s application in healthcare settings and how it will impact the future of healthcare. 

You can watch a recording of the event here.

An introduction to the Peer Leadership Development Programme

Date: Thursday 29 July 2021

Participants of this webinar were given overview of the Peer Leadership Development Programme, an innovative 4-step programme aimed at people with long-term health conditions and disabilities who could benefit from personalised care. Steps one and two of the programme are suitable for a wider audience eager to learn more about personalised care and how the NHS works. 

The Personalised Care Group, NHS England and NHS Improvemen believe it makes sense that the only way to ensure the NHS meets everyone’s needs, is to involve people who use NHS services, especially those who are living with a long-term health condition, disabled people and family carers.

You can watch a recording of the event here.

The role of genetic testing in diagnosing health conditions

Dr Deborah Morris-Rosendahl, consultant clinical scientist and head of the clinical genetics and genomics laboratory, talked about the significant role genetic testing plays in diagnosing suspected inherited cardiac and respiratory conditions. As she and her team celebrate the milestone achievement of analysing 10,000 samples of DNA, Dr Morris-Rosendahl also shared how genetic testing has enabled clinical teams across Royal Brompton and Harefield to diagnose conditions such as cystic fibrosis and inherited arrhythmia at an early stage, when treatment can be more effective.  

You can watch a recording of the event here.

Covid-19 and the vaccination programme

With the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine dominating our news, Professor Nick Hart, clinical director for respiratory, sleep and critical care, and Dr Ali Hashtroudi, clinical director, occupational health and honorary senior lecturer, shared their insights into different aspects of the vaccination programme, including vaccine hesitancy. 

You can download the presentation slides here

What a 'hybrid' model means for the future of patient care

The development of further home monitoring and increased capability of home testing are examples of innovations that have resulted in reducing the number of trips patients have had to make to our hospitals. This event heard from those at the centre of these developments, to help members better understand these changes and to share what other innovations are on the horizon.

You can watch a recording of the event here.

Sarcoidosis patient day

The first ever Sarcoidosis Patient Day took place on 1 April, hosted jointly by Royal Brompton Hospital and SarcoidosisUK. A virtual event, it was created specifically for sarcoidosis patients, with patient-centred sessions led by leading specialists.

You can watch a recording of the event here.

Be inspired, get involved

We looked back over the past year to highlight some of the great work that our hospital staff, volunteers and supporters managed to achieve during a particularly challenging time. From art classes, singing and tree planting, to research, working groups and charitable activities, speakers shared how people have joined together to help make a difference, and how you can, too.

Watch a recording of the event here.

Focus on innovation: the latest heart and lung research at our hospitals

Professor John Pepper, consultant cardiac surgeon and professor in cardiothoracic surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, imperial College London, led a session on why and how research is at the heart of our hospitals. He spoke about the latest heart and lung research initiatives and innovations, the role our hospitals are playing in Covid-19 research, and what projects are planned for the future. 

Watch a recording of the event here. You can also download the presentation slides here.

Staying afloat in challenging times

Following the success of our last wellbeing event, we were delighted to welcome psychologists, Dr Victoria Singh and Dr Anne-Marie Doyle for our next event in this series. They shared recommendations on how to live with uncertainty and stay calm amidst these challenging times.

Watch a recording of the event here

Covid-19 vaccines: your questions answered

Dr Vasilis Kouranos, consultant respiratory physician and honourary senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Dr Rakesh Sharma, consultant cardiologist and clinical lead for heart failure at Royal Brompton Hospital, recently hosted a session on the Covid-19 vaccination programme. They spoke about the benefits of having a Covid-19 vaccine, dispelled some common myths surrounding it, and answered a range of questions from members. 

Watch a recording of the event here