RIQI 2023 event

As part of the NHS75 Birthday celebration, the Research, Innovation and Quality Improvement teams invite you to celebrate and showcase best practice across the Trust at RIQI 2023.

Research, Innovation and Quality Improvement (RIQI) week—3–6 July 2023

As part of the NHS75 Birthday celebration, the Research, Innovation and Quality Improvement teams invite you to celebrate and showcase best practice across the Trust at RIQI 2023.

Join us during a week of in-person and live-streamed events, showcasing project successes to inspire future work to continue improving patient care and experience across the Trust.

We will hear from a range of colleagues leading these initiatives at our Trust, including our keynote speaker Prof Brian Gazzard CBE (Chair in HIV Medicine, Consultant Gastroenterologist) who will speak about the impact of HIV research in Chelsea over time, Dr Christopher M Orton (Consultant in Respiratory Medicine) who will provide an insight into PIONEER, a Trust sponsored randomised controlled trial of early intervention in patients hospitalised with COVID-19, and Dr Brent Bartholomew (Director of Clinical Studies) and the Undergraduate Medical Education Fellows on the use of augmented reality to empower staff and enhance care. We will also hold a panel debate about the future and opportunities of research at our Trust, including Professor Jonathan Weber (FoM Dean/AHSC Director); Lesley Watts (CWFT CEO) and Dr Roger Chinn (CMO).

At both hospital sites, we will also present a Digital Poster Gallery showcasing over 80 recent projects at our Trust. On the event days we will display 20 printed RIQI posters and 10 panels of the Humans of Health Research Exhibition in the public areas of our hospitals.

Read more about the programme and the range of speakers and watch the Digital Poster Gallery below.


DateChelsea and WestminsterWest Middlesex
Mon 03 Jul Poster exhibition, information stand, outreach to teams and departments
Tue 04 Jul Poster exhibition

1–4pm: RIQI event with project presentations

5–7:30pm: Celebrating 25 years of collaboration with the Imperial College Faculty of Medicine
Wed 05 Jul Poster exhibition, information stand, outreach to teams and departments

NHS 75 celebration
Thu 06 Jul 1–2pm: CW Innovation New Horizons Pop-Up Event

2–2:15pm: RIQI CEO Awards
Poster exhibition
Fri 07 Jul Poster exhibition (to lunchtime)

All staff, Trust members and representatives of partner organisations are invited to attend and drop in and out of sessions as they are available.


Monday 3 July—Chelsea and Westminster

  • RIQI information stand and exhibition (Academic Atrium)
  • RIQI outreach to teams and departments

Tuesday 4 July—Chelsea and Westminster

    RIQI 2023 project presentations (Academic Atrium and Gleeson)

    streaming link: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/5de28c3a-2d14-4275-b955-ccfe50de448a@37c354b2-85b0-47f5-b222-07b48d774ee3 

    12:30 Poster exhibition, Lunch and Networking (Academic Atrium)
    13:00 Welcome (Gleeson Lecture Theatre)
    Dr Roger Chinn, Chief Medical Officer
    13:15 PIONEER: Randomised controlled trial of early intervention in patients hospitalised with COVID-19
    Dr Christopher M Orton, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
    13:30 Implementation of a Hand Therapy led pathway for post-surgical carpal tunnel patients utilising digital applications
    Hayley Fay, Clinical and Operational Lead Hand Therapy, Digital Fellow (Digital Health London)
    13:45 First trimester maternal serum PAPP-A and fetal growth restriction in twin pregnancies
    Miss Tanya Maric, Consultant in Obstetrics, Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    14:00 The only National Adult Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Clinic in the UK
    Romilly Hayward and Niamh Heneghan, Medical Students / Research Assistants
    14:15 Coffee break, networking and information stands (Academic Atrium)
    14:45 Introduction of a one stop Obstetric Ambulatory service
    Dr Zuzana Surdova, Senior Clinical Fellow
    15:00 Make me a medic: Inspiring the next generation of doctors
    Dr Kwaku Baryeh, Postgraduate Education Fellow
    15:15 Companionship at the end of life: The Butterfly Volunteer
    Dr Louise Robinson, Consultant in Palliative Medicine
    15:30 A review of the Bariatric Sleep Service at Chelsea and Westminster
    Dr Harris Trainer, IMT3
    15:45 Summary and close
    16:00 Break between sessions: Poster exhibition and Networking

    ICL Faculty of Medicine 1997–2022—celebrating 25 years of outstanding research

    streaming link: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/b71d1c69-5f15-4ad5-b0bd-e4fdd5797df3@37c354b2-85b0-47f5-b222-07b48d774ee3

    17:00 Opening: 25 years of clinical academic research at CWFT and predecessor organisations
    Prof Mark Johnson, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Director of Research, Clinical Chair in Obstetrics, ICL Campus Director for Chelsea and Westminster Campus
    17:05 Keynote: Impact of HIV research in Chelsea over time
    Prof Brian Gazzard CBE, Chair in HIV Medicine, Consultant Gastroenterologist 
    17:30 Celebrating impact and opportunities in Neonatal Research
    Prof Chris Gale, Consultant Neonatologist, Professor of Neonatal Medicine
    17:45 Celebrating impact and opportunities in Cardiology Research
    Dr Sadia Khan and Dr Fu Siong Ng, Consultant Cardiologists 
    18:00 Celebrating impact and opportunities in Immunology Research
    Prof Xiao-Ning Xu, Chair in Human Immunology
    18:15 Celebrating impact and opportunities in Infectious Diseases Research
    Prof Marta Boffito, Consultant Physician Infectious Diseases, HIV, Pharmacology 
    18:30 Celebrating achievements and opportunities in Diabetes and Obesity Research
    Prof Jonathan Valabhji  OBE, Professor of Practice (Diabetes), National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity at NHS England
    18:45 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in Research
    Dr Keerti Gedela, Consultant in HIV/Sexual Health, NIHR NWL Clinical Research Network Lead on EDI
    19:00 Future and Opportunities of Research at the CWFT sites
    Professor Jonathan Weber, FoM Dean/AHSC Director; Lesley Watts, CEO; Dr Roger Chinn, CMO
      Panel Discussion
    All speakers, chaired by Prof Mark Johnson
    19:25 Summary and Close
    Prof Mark Johnson
    19:30 Drinks reception and networking

    Wednesday 5 July—West Middlesex

    • RIQI Information stand and exhibition (Main Atrium)
    • RIQI outreach to teams and departments
    • NHS 75 celebration (Main Atrium)

    Thursday 6 July—Chelsea and Westminster

    CW Innovation New Horizons Event: New Realities in Healthcare (Academic Atrium)

    streaming link: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/2fb1666f-3aeb-49cf-b914-daac550ae15f@37c354b2-85b0-47f5-b222-07b48d774ee3

    13:00 Opening of 3rd New Horizons Event
    Dominic Conlin, Director of Strategy
    13:10 Transformative AI in Healthcare: DrDoctor DNA (Do Not Attend) Project
    Felix Vaal, Senior Project Manager for Digital Innovation
    13:18 Revolutionising Healthcare through Augmented Reality: Empowering Staff, Enhancing Care
    Dr Brent Bartholomew Acute Medicine Consultant and Director of Clinical Studies, and Dr Amber Moore, Dr Dilroshini Karunaratne,  Dr Krishna Dasigan, Undergraduate Medical Education Fellows
    13:30 Virtual Reality: Changing Behaviour with Kiin
    Harry Sarsah; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
    13:38 Improving Care with Immersive Technology: Little Journey
    Leigh Paxton, ICU Matron
    13:46 Horizon Fellowship Programme
    Tom Carlisle, Digital Innovation Fellow 
    13:56 CW+ Grants Programme
    Maria Esteller Gonzalez, Grants Manager at CW+
    13:59 Close 
    Tom Carlisle
    14:00 RIQI2023 CEO Awards and close of RIQI2023
    Lesley Watts, CEO 
    14:15 Marketplace: see and experience some of the devices supported by CW Innovation

    Thursday 6 July—West Middlesex

    • RIQI Poster Exhibition (Education Centre) 

    Friday 7 July—West Middlesex

    • RIQI Poster Exhibition (Education Centre)

    Digital poster gallery

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