Health experts find Physician Associates provide efficient care for patients and can take the pressure off GPs

A study into the impact on the NHS of a new type of health worker who help doctors has shown they can help relieve pressure on general practitioners (GPs).

The Physician Associates (PAs) work to a supervising doctor and see mainly patients requesting same day or urgent appointments in general practice.


Centre to investigate causes of cardiac deaths in young opens

A cardiac research centre which will provide expert opinion and diagnosis about the causes of death in young people throughout the UK, has opened at St George's, University of London.

The Cardiac Centre for Pathology (CCP), funded by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), was originally opened in 2007 at Royal Brompton Hospital but transferred to St George's this year alongside the charity’s world-renowned Centre of Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions.


St George’s safest medical school in London, according to new rankings

St George’s has been named as the safest medical school in London, according to a new league table of crime figures.

The Complete University Guide said St George’s had the fifth lowest incidence of student-relevant crime out of London universities and was ranked the safest out of London medical schools such as UCL, ranked 23rd place, Imperial College London, ranked 14th and Queen Mary University in 13th place.


University pledges openness on animal research

St George’s, University of London endorses the need for transparency in animal research and accordingly has signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research in the UK.

This Concordat was developed by Understanding Animal Research (UAR) following extensive consultation with academia, industry, funders and the public.


St George’s achieves Athena Swan Bronze award for gender equality

St George’s, University of London, has achieved a coveted Bronze award for fostering equality and good employment practices between genders among staff.

The Athena SWAN Awards recognise success in developing employment practices to further and support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) departments in academia.