Nurses, Midwives & Doctors
"Sharing a unique and momentous event such as pregnancy and childbirth with women and their partners is an incredible experience and knowing you have been part of their journey is just amazing"
Lucy Taylor, Midwife
Staff nurse, Twining Ward – Thomas Griffin
Thomas started working at King’s in September 2010
“As a newly qualified nurse I am really excited to start my career at King’s because of its national and international reputation for clinical excellence. Being one of only four major trauma centres in London made King’s particularly attractive as I am going to be specialising in trauma surgery.
“I am a recent joiner to King’s and have been impressed by the focus that the Trust puts on staff development and how high the standard of training is.
“Although I work in a demanding ward environment, the team has consistently made me feel welcome.”
Midwife, Nightingale Birth Centre – Lucy Taylor
Lucy joined the Trust in the autumn of 2010
“I moved from Scotland to London to join the team at King’s last September as a newly qualified midwife. Being so far away from home was hard at first, but the staff are very friendly and have made me feel so welcome and part of their team, which has helped me to feel at ease.
“King’s is one of the leading maternity units in London caring for a diverse population of more than 6,000 mothers and babies each year. I cannot express enough what a rewarding, memorable and educational experience I have had so far. I have learnt more than I could ever imagine and I feel very supported in my practice and development.
“Sharing a unique and momentous event such as pregnancy and childbirth with women and their partners is an incredible experience and knowing you have been part of their journey is just amazing. I feel very privileged and proud to be a King’s midwife.”
Consultant Hepatologist, Institute of Liver Studies – Dr Abid Suddle
Abid has been a consultant at the hospital for more than three years
“The Institute of Liver Studies at King’s is unique because of the number and the complexity of patients that we assess and treat in the unit. It is the largest liver transplant unit in Europe and one of the largest liver units of its kind in the world.
"My average working week consists of running three clinics of different hepatology sub-specialties plus two to three ward rounds, which involve assessing patients’ suitability for transplant and managing patients immediately post-transplant.
“In addition to my clinical duties I am heavily involved in academic research, service delivery and educating other members of the medical team. Work in the department is both challenging and hugely rewarding because of the breadth of liver sub-specialties and the huge diversity and number of clinical cases. The difference that you can make to patients’ lives through a number of interventions – especially transplant – makes all the hard work worthwhile. It's a privilege to work here.”