‘Physician Associates’ an asset to hospital medical and surgical teams, study finds

The first study into the impact on the NHS of a new type of health worker in hospitals, Physician Associates, has found that they benefit medical and surgical teams and their patients over a wide range of specialities.

Researchers found that Physician Associates safely supported the workloads of clinical teams and helped provide team continuity, as well as positively contributing to patient experience and patient journey.


Student wins national social mobility award at House of Lords ceremony

A social work student from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has won a national social mobility award for her voluntary and charity work at the inaugural UpReach Student Social Mobility Awards.

Rochelle Watson, a single mother to three-year-old son Allan Junior and the first in her family to go to university, picked up the Charity and Third Sector accolade at a ceremony at the House of Lords. The awards recognise the achievements of undergraduates from less advantaged backgrounds across the United Kingdom.


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.


Researchers to study how ambulance crews can better diagnose heart attacks, thanks to BHF grant

Scientists at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, in collaboration with Swansea University and the University of Leeds, are to carry out a study to establish the best way to diagnose people suspected of a having a heart attack.

Professor Tom Quinn has been awarded £196,500 by the British Heart Foundation to identify when ambulance crews should perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) on patients with suspected heart attack.