New book outlines ramifications of privatising social work services

A book setting out the far-reaching implications of privatising social work has been unveiled by a leading academic from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

 

Ray Jones

Expert plays key role in study to help doctors identify when terminally ill patients are close to death

Research jointly undertaken by Kingston University and St George's, University of London's new Associate Dean of Research and Enterprise has identified the key signs and symptoms expert doctors use to recognise when terminally ill patients are close to death.

Professor Priscilla Harries, who is also the Director of the Centre of Health and Social Care Research in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George's, co-authored the study led by researchers at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London.


Global review finds consumption of children’s antibiotics varies widely from country to country

Researchers carrying out the first global review of the sales of antibiotics for children found that consumption varies widely from country to country with little correlation between countries’ wealth and the types of antibiotics.

Researchers looked at the sales of antibiotics formulated for children in 70 high- and middle-income countries.


Free training programme will share expertise on leading cause of HIV-related deaths in Africa

To mark World Aids Day, global health researchers from St George’s are releasing training information to the wider health community about how to effectively and safely treat people suffering from one of the biggest causes of HIV-related mortality.

Meningo-encephalitis, together with tuberculosis, is one of the leading causes of HIV- related deaths. According to the most recent UNAIDS data there were close to 1 million AIDS-related deaths in 2017.


St George's students inspire local pupils in new "Science Stars" scheme

One of the strengths of St George's is its links with the local Tooting community: we have a strong track record in inspiring young people to consider science careers through our healthcare and medical school roadshows and work experience programmes.

Now a new scheme, "Science Stars", aims to foster a love of science while boosting local pupils' GCSE grades.