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Three nurses from Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals have completed the North West London (NWL) CapitalNurse BME Nursing Programme. Manika Rai, senior staff nurse in ITU at Harefield, Carol Egbuna, respiratory staff nurse at Royal Brompton, and Faridah Byamagero, surgery staff nurse at Harefield, were three of only 50 nurses accepted onto the programme across NWL. Launched in November 2020, the one-year programme gives nurses the opportunity to develop new skills to help support their career development. Read more
Royal Brompton Hospital has set up a new service specifically for women with cystic fibrosis (CF) who are pregnant. This service was created due to the rise in the number of pregnancies in women with CF over the past 12 months. This first-of-its-kind clinic involves a multidisciplinary team of CF specialists who meet virtually with the pregnant women, and their partners where appropriate. Read more
After nearly five years of planning, designing and building, the Royal Brompton Diagnostic Centre (formerly known as the Imaging Centre) is entering the final stages of completion after being officially handed over to the Trust by main contractor, Kier, as construction has now completed. The imaging facilities offered at Royal Brompton and Harefield provide cutting edge services to help diagnose cases of heart and lung disease. The new diagnostic centre will build on this capability by enabling the expansion of clinical services, optimising the patient’s experience and enhancing research, education and training programmes for staff. The new centre will see the great majority of the hospital’s imaging services re-housed into the state-of-the art building. Read more
Professor Andrew Menzies-Gow, consultant respiratory physician and director of the lung division at Royal Brompton Hospital, has been awarded by the British Thoracic Society (BTS) with their Meritorious Service Award for 2021. The BTS presents one award each year to an individual who has provided exceptional service to the Society in the advancement of thoracic and respiratory medicine, often over a far longer period than would normally be expected. Read more