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In the final part of our film series ‘More than meets the eye’, which explores the realities of non-visible disabilities in the workplace, we meet Mark Townsend who discusses the overlap between physical disability and mental health, and how this has shaped his lived experiences as a disabled person. We also meet Robert Craig who, in his role as executive sponsor of our Disability and Wellness Network, has been working with the network to minimise and remove workplace barriers for disabled staff. Watch film
This Disability History Month (18 November – 18 December) the focus has turned to non-visible disabilities. Staff at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals have shared on camera – some for the first time – their experiences of living with a non-visible condition – an impairment that is not immediately obvious to others. The first film in the series – launched today on the International Day of Disabled Persons – introduces Camilla Mills and Ras Kahai. Watch the film
A food allergy expert at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals is set to be honoured for her work by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI). Dr Isabel Skypala, a consultant allergy dietitian and clinical lead for food allergy in the asthma and allergy group at Royal Brompton Hospital, has been named the 2022 recipient of its Allied Health Professionals Recognition Award. Dr Skypala has been recognised for her commitment to training and mentoring dietitians and healthcare professionals in adult food allergy. Read more
Children and young people have reported overwhelmingly positive experiences as patients at Royal Brompton Hospital, according to a new report. The biennial Care Quality Commission (CQC) Children and Young People’s Patient Experience Survey 2020 revealed that Royal Brompton Hospital performed ‘much better than expected’ for the experiences of patients aged 8 to 15. The hospital witnessed a 7% increase in parent satisfaction with overnight stays. Read more