King's College London KMPT Placement Project Ranked Top

Date added: 26 July 2023

King’s College London medicine students, on placement with KMPT in Ashford, have won first place for their Quality Improvement Project at The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) International Congress 2023.

The four-strong cohort presented their findings on Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) management as part of the student and foundation doctors’ category. 

Undergraduate Miten Sudra, pictured, explained how working alongside the KMPT team enabled him and his peers “a first-hand insight of the potentially debilitating nature of FND and how it affects service users’, and their carers’, quality of life.”

People with FND may have impaired motor control, sensory function, or other health challenges because of the way their brain receives and sends information to the rest of the body.  The award-winning working group offered a solution that empowers service users to better understand and manage their symptoms and is due to be tested at clinical trials in the future.

Providing mental health care placements in a nurturing setting for future junior doctors, illustrates KMPT’s continued commitment to training and clinical education.  Supervised by Specialty Registrar Dr Verity Williams, Community Mental Health Nurse Alan Dunlop and Consultant Neuropsychiatrist Professor Rafey Faruqui this project illustrates how using Quality Improvement methods can help clinicians produce innovative new ideas that improve patients’ experience of our services.

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The annual RCPsych congress delivers a programme of debates and masterclasses covering a wide-range of subjects including cutting-edge science, latest advances in clinical psychiatry, patient experience and policy.

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