Congratulations to the Class of 2015

Scientists and healthcare professionals received their degrees in front of nearly 2,000 friends, family and supporters at the St George’s Graduation Ceremony 2015.

17 July 2015

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Alumni Profile - Frank Chinegwundoh

George’s alumnus Frank Chinegwundoh (MBBS 1984) has been busy since receiving an MBE in 2013. As well as continuing his clinical and teaching duties he has been working nationally with Public Health England on their recent campaign raising awareness of the risks of prostrate cancer amongst  black men.

An alarming 1 in 4 black men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives compared to 1 in 8 of all men .  Although prostate cancer accounts for 12% of cancer deaths and 4% of all deaths in men in England, it accounts for 22% of cancer deaths in black men and 8% of all deaths in black men.  The targets black men from all socio-economic groups, over the age of 45.  It will also target their key influencers, such as wives/partners, friends and family.  The campaign is using 45 as opposed to 50 as black men have been shown to get prostate cancer three to five years earlier than other men .  The public health campaign  was piloted from October 2014  in London boroughs which have a high population of the target audience and a higher incidence of prostate cancer compared to the average England incidence.  As well as advising on the project Frank himself is featured on one of the posters urging men to get tested.Frank, who is also chairman of the  charity Cancer Black care, said: “the campaign is really important  - it’s an issue I have long been passionate about and it’s been great to be involved with a public health campaign of this nature. The posters have been received really well and I have had people recognising me from them – and even more importantly getting the message about the importance of being tested”

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Five minutes with... Kate Clayton

Retrievals Registrar Kate Clayton graduated from the Graduate Entry programme at St George's in 2008. Here she talks to us about her current job in Queensland, Australia, some of the things she loves and some of her fondest memories of St George's.

Tell us a little bit about your current role: what exactly is a retrievals service?It’s an emergency medical service that is delivered through flights - be that helicopters, fixed wing or jet aircraft. We retrieve patients - either from the scene (primary retrievals) or from other healthcare facilities (secondary retrievals) and also international and long distance retrievals.

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Alumni Profile - Neomi Bennett

Neomi Bennett who graduated in Adult Nursing at the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education in 2011 has more than one string to her bow.

As well as being a passionate and dedicated  nurse (and mother of three) she is also a true entrepreneur, developing her business, Neo Innovations Lltd. Neomi is constantly looking to find simple solutions to health problems, “currently, there are many products that are just too complicated and over-engineered and problems that can be solved simply and cost-effectively for hospitals and patients”.

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Are YOU beach body ready?

Do we all have an inner deity that we’d like to be? Do we need to confront our fleshy truths?

Playwright and paediatrician Dr Serena Haywood will be hosting an event about body image, obesity and caring.

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