New £1.2m project launched to speed up introduction of drugs

Researchers at St George’s, University of London will help build a £1.2m data system which will develop ways to quickly identify patients best suited to clinical trials.

The Semantic Data Platform for Healthcare Project (SEMCARE), will help build a data system that will improve how vital data from pioneering clinical trials is used, allowing patients quicker access to new drugs and treatments. The project will determine which volunteers are best suited to a given trial by using clinical criteria such as: age, gender, diagnosis, symptoms and lab results. 

St George’s improves ranking in Stonewall’s 'Top 100 Employer' Index 2014

St George’s, University of London has climbed 26 places in a league table of organisations demonstrating a commitment to lesbian, gay and bisexual staff (LGB) equality in the workplace.

Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index is Britain's leading tool to measure employers progress in tackling discrimination and creating inclusive workplaces for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees.

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Patients with learning disabilities become ‘invisible’ in hospitals, says study

Hospital patients with learning disabilities face longer waits and mismanaged treatment due to a failure to understand them by nursing staff, says a new report.

In one case, a patient who had problems making herself understood was accused of being drunk by hard pressed hospital staff.

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Double New Year’s honours for decades of dedicated service

Two long-standing members of staff at the university have been recognised in the New Year’s honours for service to higher education.

Debs Porter, executive assistant to Faculty Dean Professor Fiona Ross and manager of the Faculty office, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM).

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St George’s team wins Prospects Postgraduate Award

A team from St George’s, University of London has won a Prospects Postgraduate Award, which recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in postgraduate education.

More than 150 students, universities and businesses from across the UK entered the awards across eight categories. The Postgraduate Diploma Physician Associate Studies Teaching Team at St George's competed against teams from the University of Glasgow, University of Bradford and Cranfield University to win the title of Best Teaching Team (Science, Technology and Engineering).