3D holographic projection trialled in SGUL medical lectures

Medical students have had a glimpse into the possible future of education at a trial of 3D holographic projection technology carried out to examine its effect as a learning tool.

3D animations of human anatomy and physiology were beamed into a lecture hall for a series of medical lectures at St George’s, University of London. The students’ feedback is now being studied to investigate whether the technology – which does not require 3D glasses to view – aided their understanding of complex topics.

Chronic knee pain self-management programme praised by NICE as example of good practice

A programme helping patients to manage their own chronic knee pain, based at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, has been hailed as a national example of good healthcare practice.

The project demonstrates how group physiotherapy can achieve as effective results as single-patient sessions in equipping patients to self manage chronic knee pain, for around half the cost. Following a successful trial at Sevenoaks Hospital, the scheme has been singled out as a case study by the government’s National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence Quality (NICE).

St George’s, University of London to host free public event on the linguistics of power

St George’s, University of London in Tooting is hosting a free public event on 2 July 2013 to showcase new research on linguistics and explore possible personality traits of world leaders past and present.

Event: The Linguistics of Power

Professor George Griffin appointed to Public Health England board

St George’s, University of London’s Professor George Griffin has been appointed one of four new non-executive members of Public Health England’s (PHE) Advisory Board.

Professor Griffin joins another three new members on the seven-strong board of PHE, a new government organisation set up as the voice and expert service provider for national health. He was appointed by Jeremy Hunt, secretary of state for health.

Faculty retains top spots in latest NHS Health Education performance ratings

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education has received top marks from the NHS for the high quality of training it provides for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

NHS Health Education South London has rated the Faculty, run by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, top in the capital for children’s nursing and diagnostic radiography in its latest contract performance management league tables. Adult nursing and physiotherapy also perform highly – ranked second in their respective categories – while therapeutic radiography is in third spot. Learning disability nursing and midwifery are each placed fourth.