Professor George Griffin appointed foreign secretary of Academy of Medical Sciences

Kingston and SGUL rehabilitation sciences expert helps point way to better use of allied health professionals

A new report has recommended ways in which allied health professionals can be used more effectively to improve clinical outcomes as well as research, education and training. The paper – ‘Making the Most of Allied Health Professionals’ – was developed with experts from a range of professions, including Dr Iain Beith, head of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

The report has been released to coincide with NHS Change Day today (March 13), a national event in which health service staff are being encouraged to come up with ideas to improve care for patients, families or carers. It was produced by the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CFWI), a Department of Health-funded authority on NHS workforce planning and development.

Multi-million euro project launched to prevent and treat heart disorder

A major €12 million, St George’s-led project has been launched to improve the care of patients in Europe with the heart condition atrial fibrillation.

The European Network for Translational Research on Atrial Fibrillation (EUTRAF) initiative has been set up to develop further understanding of the disease, better diagnostic methods, and new therapies. The five-year project will involve a consortium of academic research groups and industry partners, and is being led by Professor John Camm at St George’s, University of London.