Principal runs the Marathon on behalf of heart screening charity CRY

The 39th London Marathon took place at the weekend with a record number of entrants – including the Principal of St George’s, Professor Jenny Higham.

Professor Higham decided to run her first-ever marathon this year in support of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), the charity which aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in young people and provides cardiac screening throughout the UK.

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Providing sustainable international aid

St George’s Global Brigades society was set up by first-year Paramedic Science student, Matt Glendenning, earlier this year and he has been actively fundraising for an upcoming trip to Africa ever since. The society is a branch of Global Brigades, the largest student-led movement for global health.

Below, Matt talks about what motivated him to set up the St George’s branch of Global Bridages, and explains why he and his fellow students are planning to work in Ghana this summer. Why did you get involved with Global Brigades?

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Artemisinins still our best weapon against malaria, say experts

The powerful medicines known as artemisinins have plenty of mileage in them in the global fight against malaria, and concern about partial resistance has been overstated.

That’s the message in a piece published today by scientists and doctors to coincide with World Malaria Day.

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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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