The National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded King’s College London 46 academic clinical fellowships and clinical lectureships for 2024 and 2025, in an effort to support the training of future clinical academic leaders.
The NIHR Integrated Academic Training (IAT) programme will enable medical trainees to undertake clinical and academic training at partners Guy’s and St Thomas’, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College Hospital. By embedding trainees within a “setting of research excellence”, it is hoped they will benefit from a nuanced academic training experience and the significant research infrastructure inherent in the programme.
The King’s IAT programme has trained over 350 clinical academics during its 17 year run, with more than 90 percent of trainees remaining in active research following the conclusion of their training.
Professor Richard Trembath, senior vice president of health and life sciences at KCL said: “King’s offers an excellent environment for IATs, with considerable strengths in biomedical research enhanced by a strong multidisciplinary community, and deep, strategic links with our NHS partners Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley. King’s is the best place to nurture, launch and sustain careers across diverse research areas.”
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced its appointment of Angela Helleur as interim site chief executive for Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and South Sites.
In other news from King’s College Hospital NHS FT, the trust recently published its first Clean Air Plan, in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.