The press office handles all media enquiries and should be the first point of contact for journalists.

Press office

If you have a media enquiry please contact the press office directly on 020 3313 3005. We are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Layla Hawkins, head of media
layla.hawkins@nhs.net

Cara Barrett, media manager
cara.barrett@nhs.net

Out-of-hours 

If you are calling out-of-hours, please contact the hospital switchboard on 020 3311 3311 and ask for the on-call press officer.

What we do

Our media team is here to:

  • Respond to media enquiries, including requests for comment, statements or interviews
  • Facilitate short-term and long-term filming requests
  • Source expert spokespeople for interview
  • Source patient case studies as appropriate
  • Provide facts and figures
  • Discuss the latest developments at the Trust

Sign up for press releases

We regularly issue press releases on Trust news. To be added to the distribution list email: imperial.Press.Office@nhs.net

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Permission to film or take photographs

If you would like to film or take photographs at one of our hospitals you must obtain permission from our press office. We will do everything possible to accommodate your request while protecting patient confidentiality.

  • In-hours contact: 020 3313 3005
  • Our of hours contact: 020 3311 3311 and ask for the press officer on-call 

Anyone who is found filming or taking photographs at our hospitals without permission will be asked to leave immediately, and footage and photographs may be confiscated. Please note we are not able to facilitate student filming or location requests.

Confidentiality

We have a duty of confidentiality to all our patients and will not release any information to the media about a patient unless we are given consent from the individual concerned or their next of kin.

The only exception to this is where a patient, or someone acting on his or her behalf, invites the media to report on their treatment. When the media coverage contains inaccuracies, or unfair criticism, we may respond in public using factual information to correct misleading reports.