£18m boost to tackle major health challenges in South London

Health researchers in south London have been given £18 million to help tackle some of the area’s most pressing health problems.

The Department of Health has awarded £9 million to fund the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South London. The CLAHRC will also receive £9 million of matched funding from the local partners taking the total to £18 million over five years.

Getting to the heart of mistaken exclusion of black athletes from sports participation

Screening guidelines used to detect possible heart conditions in athletes, which are based on data from white athletes, can lead to misdiagnosis and disqualification of healthy black athletes, finds new research.

St George’s, University of London, clinical scientists have found that black athletes are ten times more likely to be erroneously diagnosed and subsequently inappropriately advised to abandon a sporting career than their white counterparts.

SGUL fourth safest university in London according to new rankings

St George’s, University of London has been named as the fourth safest university in London, according to a new league table of student crime figures.

The Complete University Guide said St George’s had the fourth lowest incidence of student-relevant crime within three miles of its campus.


New university-NHS alliance to improve healthcare in South London

A Strategic Alliance that will share best practice in research and the education and training of students and health professionals has been agreed between King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London.

Representatives from the governing bodies of each organisation met on 17 July 2013 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines the aims of the Strategic Alliance, which are to:


St George’s celebrates its graduating class of 2013

The class of 2013 has graduated from St George’s, University of London and is now ready to become the next generation of healthcare professionals and researchers.

A total of 614 students graduated this year, with 452 receiving their degrees at the presentation ceremony at London’s Barbican yesterday.

St George’s tops London employability table

Data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that students who graduate from St George’s, University of London are more likely to achieve full-time employment than graduates from any other university in the capital with a medical school.

University leavers across the country face a tough jobs market this summer, with up to 85 applicants per job and a forecast reduction in graduate vacancies overall (according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters Annual Summer Survey 2013).

Spotlight on Science: The Linguistics of Power

On 2 July 2013 St George's, University of London welcomed the public to 'Spotlight on Science: The Linguistics of Power', highlighting neurological overconfidence in leaders like Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and Neville Chamberlain.


Research quality recognised as St George’s picks up another Centre of Excellence accreditation

Leading edge research from St George's, University of London has significantly contributed to a Hypertension Centre of Excellence accreditation for the Blood Pressure Unit at St George's Hospital,Tooting.

The unit, part of the Department of Cardiology at the hospital, is a specialist hypertension centre for south London, the only unit of its kind in the region, taking patients with complex blood pressure problems from across southeast England. It provides outstanding clinical care to patients and is one of only five in the world to be named a Hypertension Centre of Excellence in 2013 by the European Hypertension Society.

Social worker who spearheaded reforms after death of Baby P awarded honorary degree

A social work expert responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of a major reform programme for the profession in the wake of the death of Baby P has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

Dame Moira Gibb, former chief executive of Camden Council, chaired the government’s Social Work Task Force, set up in 2009 to come up with proposals to transform social work. She then headed up the Social Work Reform Board tasked with implementing the reforms.

Credible information crucial for NHS managers, says senior academic

Radical restructuring of the NHS is breaking up the information networks health service managers rely on and could result in lost repositories of knowledge, warns a leading healthcare management expert. Professor Christine Edwards from Kingston Business School – along with researchers from Kingston University and St George’s, University of London – studied the factors assisting or preventing NHS managers making better use of information to make decisions.

Professor Edwards said that executives across the NHS – from nursing and clinical bosses to those who headed up personnel and finance departments – were being asked to take crucial decisions about its future. To do so effectively they need to be armed with good quality data, she said.