Principal's viewpoint

Future healthcare professionals benefit from understanding the society in which they will be working, says Professor Jenny Higham, Principal of St George’s.

As well as the scientific knowledge and clinical skills to deliver outstanding healthcare, social context and constraints are vital to understand.

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Interviews with STI patients provide guidance for point-of care testing

A study of patient opinions and expectations about the potential use of point of care tests (POCTs) has found there is broad support for the introduction of these in sexually transmitted infection clinics, but that patients’ willingness to wait for results can be more complex.

Researchers carried out interviews with clinicians and patients in six sexual health clinics in the UK as part of a programme investigating the design and implementation of instant tests in these settings.

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Working Well When Times Are Hard

Few people navigate their careers without times when work is difficult, often because our professional and personal lives collide, says Professor Deborah Bowman, Deputy Principal (Institutional Affairs) and Professor of Bioethics, Clinical Ethics and Medical Law at St George’s.

Here, she shares her own experiences and explores how the St George’s community is opening up conversations around these issues.

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Tooting 'Science Stars' graduate

On Wednesday 27 March, fourteen GCSE students from Ernest Bevin College in Tooting Bec attended a graduation ceremony from the Science Stars programme at St George’s.

In total, 15 students from the college completed the 20-week programme created by our Widening Participation team in conjunction with St George’s alumnus, and Lecturer in Education at the University of Gloucestershire, Neil Gilbride.

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Baroness Valerie Amos CH “Running to Stand Still”

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The St George’s Inspirations, Innovations and Ideas Event Series: Exploring perspectives, sharing experiences and valuing diversity at St Georges, University of London

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