London’s medical venues show ‘unity’ during times of crisis

Three meeting venues in London have joined forces to weather the coronavirus crisis by promoting their locality as a leading destination for events linked to healthcare.

BMA House, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), and Wellcome Collection all use their profits to help larger medical organisations achieve their mission.

Now, in a show of unity, they have decided to work together by referring opportunities, supporting each other’s events, and providing multi-site spaces for meetings.

Often described as the Medical Mile, the area around Euston is home to various venues with strong links to local hospitals, practitioners and research institutes.

All three venues have received the MIA AIM Secure Accreditation and Visit Britain Good to Go Accreditation making them COVID safe venues for the future.

Kat Winfield, venue manager, BMA House, said: “Medical and healthcare workers have continually showed their strength, resolve and professionalism throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and we are all extremely grateful for their dedication and commitment.  At the moment the greatest support we can offer is to stay at home and refrain from hosting events.  However, in time that will change, and we are exploring all opportunities to support our clients.”

Fairouz Grzyb, business development manager, Royal College of Physicians, added: “When appropriate, we intend to come back stronger than ever, working as a collective to deliver the best possible experience for delegates and organisers alike.  In the meantime, we all offer extensive digital and hybrid packages to ensure that events continue and vital education, knowledge transfer and networking take place.”

Diana West, sales manager, Wellcome Collection, concluded: “As a group, we offer a wide variety of event options.  We can work individually or across multiple sites and want above all to demonstrate our unity in challenging times.  We have extensive links into all areas of medicine, pharmaceuticals and the wider healthcare market, making us the ideal first call for any event across these sectors.”