The NIHR ARC South London's 'Inside research' seminar series is open to anyone who is interested in improving health and social care and addressing inequalities in south London.

The series will provide a space to exchange knowledge, personal experience, information, learning and ideas, and to make new connections.

The first topic in the seminar series will explore how NIHR ARC South London has worked with partner organisations to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic

Researchers from ARC South London will show how they have been using applied health and social care research to address the needs of local communities during the pandemic. They will focus on three areas of care:

  • Maternity care: how virtual and remote care changed maternity care practices during the pandemic
  • Palliative care: the response of specialist palliative and end of life care services to people from ethnic minority groups diagnosed with Covid-19
  • Social care: supporting day care services to re-open after lockdown.

You will also hear from patients, service users, carers and the public, who will share their experiences of the pandemic and raise the issues they feel are most important to address in research.

Local partner health and care organisations will reveal how Covid-19 has impacted their work and how they are working with ARC researchers to meet the challenges they face.

After presentations, there will be an opportunity to discuss in small groups some of the important questions and issues highlighted.

There will be two further seminars later in the year, with speakers and topics to be confirmed. We hope you can join us.

Register and find out more

If you have any questions, please email michele.harris-tafri@kcl.ac.uk or nick.sarson@kcl.ac.uk.