New study shows benefits to patients from receiving treatment at hospitals active in research

New study shows benefits to patients from receiving treatment at hospitals that actively carry out research

A widely held assumption that patients benefit from receiving treatment in hospitals active in research has been demonstrated by a new study.

Gibraltar gets its own paramedics

Four members of the ambulance service in Gibraltar have become the territory’s first paramedics after being trained by staff at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

Previously, ambulances in Gibraltar were staffed by emergency medical technicians who had less clinical knowledge.

Unnecessary TB deaths to be thing of the past thanks to new mobile drug resistance test device

Thousands of deaths from tuberculosis (or TB), an infectious bacterial disease, could be prevented using a new hand-held device that is being developed to detect potentially fatal drug resistance in less than 15 minutes.

Presently of all infectious diseases, only HIV that causes AIDS kills more people than TB. In 2012, an estimated 8.6 million people globally developed TB and 1.3 million died from the disease.

St George’s welcomes “Securing the future of excellent patient care”

A review into the education and training of medical staff in the UK has been welcomed by St George's University of London.

The ‘Shape of Training’ report looked at the structure of postgraduate medical education and training across the country to ensure that institutions continued to train effective doctors who are fit to practise in the UK, providing high quality and safe care while meeting the needs of patients now and in the future.

Professor Mike Spyer appointed new chair of council

Professor Mike Spyer has been appointed chair of council at St George’s, University of London in succession to Mrs Judith Evans.

Prof Spyer has a long and distinguished career in higher education and in healthcare.