Community spirit scores St George’s’ Emmy a day in Parliament

Despite women gaining the right to stand for election in the House of Commons a century ago, since then there have been just 491 female MPs elected, compared with 4,503 male MPs. Emmy Beazley-Williams, HR Assistant, was invited to take part in Ask Her To Stand Day – an event led by the Government which brought women to Westminster to give them a taste of political life – in recognition of her work enhancing her local community. 

The Government’s 50:50 campaign looks to redress the gender balance and encourage more women to stand for election.Emmy first became interested in working with her local community, Bounds Green, two years ago when she was on maternity leave.

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Keeping young hearts beating

St George’s, University of London cardiac research is featured as part of a nation-wide campaign that promotes the benefits of universities to UK society. The Made At Uni campaign, run by Universities UK (UUK), the organisation that represents UK universities, launched on 6 December and was developed in response to research into public perceptions of universities.

The aim of the ‘Made At Uni’ campaign is to shift perceptions of British universities by demonstrating their everyday impact on people’s lives.

Prof Sanjay Sharma at Ernest Bevin Sports College

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.

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS - our stories

Sarah-Jane Lewis (SJ), Senior Lecturer in our Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, trained as a nurse at St George's in the 1980s. In this podcast, she speaks about her experience training and how practices have changed in the NHS since then. She describes her role as a nurse in the Territorial Army, including what it was like to serve twice in war zones in Iraq.

When asked what advice she would give to nursing students, SJ replied: "As a nurse, you are going to learn a lot. You are going to learn things about yourself you never thought you were capable of doing. You're going to meet amazing people. I've met veterans from Passchendaele, I've met rocket scientists, I've met a mum who not only had two kids but she'd also fostered nearly 40 other children. You are going to meet people who have hit the lowest point in their life. You're going to meet people who have been through life-changing events. You, as a nurse, make a difference to these people." Listen to the podcast. If you work, study or have graduated from St George's and would like to share why you are proud of the NHS, please contact Communications.