Matt Inada Kim

13 - 14 July 2020
Manchester Central


  Matt Inada Kim

Matt Inada Kim

, , NHS England & NHS Improvement , National Clinical Lead Deterioration

Matt is an acute medicine consultant on a 50 bedded acute medical unit and patient/carer who has used/worked for the NHS for the whole of his life. Matt is also clinical lead for sepsis/deterioration for Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative and national clinical advisor on sepsis and deterioration. He is on twitter - @mattinadakim and curated @nhs twitter recently, using the opportunity to draw attention to need for equipoise in infection treatments and stewardship. 

Matt was a Harkness Fellow at the Commonwealth Fund and has travelled and studied other countries health systems; and come away with the strong belief that the NHS is the best and fairest healthcare system in the world. Every day he sees incredible examples of what NHS staff do for patients and the difference they make, and this strengthens his resolve to help make the system as a whole more effective, more efficient and as safe as possible. 

The first three patients that died under his care succumbed to sepsis which led to his career long interest in improving the awareness, recognition and treatment of patients with this condition. Matt believes that if we are to improve our outcomes in sepsis then we need all cause deterioration pathways need to be created to ensure that sepsis is considered in all sick patients and that it is noted that not all deteriorations are due to sepsis. 

Matt has addressed this: 

1. Epidemiologically (measuring the numbers affected and outcomes) 

2. Researching the best methods & biomarkers for its early detection 

3. Through teaching and developing materials/guidance 

4. By influencing local, regional and national policy across all healthcare settings to develop a collaborative, simple, standardised and pragmatic approach to ensuring the best outcomes 

5. Balancing these views to ensure that the threats posed by other causes of deterioration and by antimicrobial resistance are equally prioritised 

Matt’s partner is a nurse and they have three boys (who all keep him well grounded). Matt enjoys cooking and play acoustic guitar.

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