CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)-Plans for the next academic year. 

The teaching staff are now beginning to return to the School to resume their academic activities. They are working at a pace to change the way we deliver our courses. Moving forward, we will be using blended and e-learning methods. We aim to roll out the modules, which were postponed during the initial stages of COVID-19, in a phased approach, starting in September 2020, over an eight-month period. This is in line with Health Education England (HEE) who have proposed an extension to the education contract period. This is to allow time for the recovery of commissions that were postponed due to the pandemic.

As you will recognise because of COVID-19, plans are constantly changing so we will, as the situation evolves, endeavour to keep you informed. The health and wellbeing of our staff and students are our absolute priority. 

If you do have any questions or concerns, please refer to our Student Q&A page or contact us at Student Support Services for more information.


I am a physiotherapist and have worked in cancer care for over 23 years. In this time I have experienced a number of opportunities working in different roles across clinical services including complex rehabilitation in neuro- and haemato-oncology, and as operational lead for physiotherapy services.  I have recently completed a Darzi Fellowship in Clinical Leadership leading a quality improvement project to develop a trust-wide physical activity strategy at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. 

In September 2019 I became a Physical Activity Clinical Champion as part of a Public Health England and Sport England programme called ‘Moving Healthcare Professionals’. The aim is to increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of healthcare professionals in promoting physical activity to patients. 

I have also had the opportunity to continue my own professional development with completion of an MSc in Rehabilitation, and Post-Graduate Certificates in both Clinical and Higher Education, and Oncology, and have just obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership for Health as part of the Darzi Fellowship programme.

I am passionate about personalised care, rehabilitation, education and the role physical activity has to influence health and wellbeing. I recognise the importance of clinical leadership to ensure these are incorporated into practice effectively. 

I have now returned to my previous role as a Lecturer Practitioner at The Royal Marsden School supporting the preparation of our education programmes for revalidation and facilitating the implementation of the physical activity strategy into clinical practice within the Trust. 

Contact details:

020 7808 2118

Katharine Malhotra | The Royal Marsden School
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