News and events


100% success rate for St George’s pre-reg pharmacists

St George’s Pharmacy team is celebrating all 13 of our pre-registration pharmacists passing their assessment exams last month. They can now go on to register as fully qualified pharmacists – well done to them and our Pharmacy team!

12 Aug 2019


St George’s Viral Hepatitis Team is leading the way in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C

With help from St George’s, a Richmond drug service has become the first in England to achieve ‘micro elimination’ of hepatitis C. The most common route for transmission of hepatitis C in the UK is through intravenous drug use, but treatment within a hospital setting can prove challenging for people …

12 Aug 2019


St George’s patient awarded for living with type 1 diabetes for 70 years

David Rice, 77, from Wandsworth has been awarded with the John Macleod Diabetes UK medal, in recognition of his courage and perseverance of living with diabetes. David was diagnosed with diabetes in July 1949 aged 7 – one year after the NHS was established. He received no dietary advice and …

12 Aug 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Call of duty…

During this episode – Call of duty – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

6 Aug 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The survivors…

During this episode – The Survivors – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

30 Jul 2019


Paediatric Intensive Care Unit receives gold accreditation!

A huge congratulations to our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St George’s for achieving gold in our ward accreditation scheme! PICU has improved from a silver rating in December 2018, to gold now. The team scored 94.1% overall. The ward will be inspected again within the next four months. …

26 Jul 2019


New guides help patients with accessibility needs

This week, we launched our new AccessAble guides, which help patients, carers, relatives and staff access our hospital and community sites with confidence. The project, generously funded by St George’s Hospital Charity, is the end result of six months work, and involved a team from AccessAble accessing our various sites, …

26 Jul 2019


Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to results of a new clinical trial involving five UK maternity units including St George’s.

24 Jul 2019


Non-Executive Director Professor Sir Norman Williams moves to new role as Chair of Independent Reconfiguration Panel

Professor Sir Norman Williams is stepping down as Non-Executive Director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust later this year to become Chair of the Government’s Independent Reconfiguration Panel. Professor Williams has been a Non-Executive Director at St George’s since April 2016, but will step down from the role …

23 Jul 2019


New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: You’re all I need to get by…

During this episode – You’re all I need to get by – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

23 Jul 2019


Fundraisers needed for charity skydive and Kilimanjaro trek

The charity supporting St George’s Atkinson Morley Wing is inviting people to take part in two once-in-a-lifetime fundraising events. The John King Brain Tumour Foundation fundraises for our Neurosurgery department. It was set up by Laura King whose husband John King sadly died following treatment for glioblastoma, a type of …

22 Jul 2019


St George’s trainee wins gold medal in national exams

Renna Mahsoub has recently completed her national orthodontic exam with the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and scored the highest mark in her year. She has been awarded with a gold medal in recognition of her ‘outstanding and meritorious’ results. Since 2016, Renna has been on split rotation training with …

22 Jul 2019


Vascular Consultants Professor Peter Holt and Mr Paul Moxey elected to the council of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy

Congratulations to our Vascular Consultants Professor Peter Holt and Mr Paul Moxey who have recently been elected to the council of the British Society of Endovascular Therapy (BSET). This is a fantastic opportunity which allows Peter and Paul to be involved in shaping the future of the profession. BSET was …

22 Jul 2019


Congratulations to our Project SEARCH graduates

Congratulations to the seven graduates who completed their placements. They were presented with their certificates at a ceremony with mentors, friends and family. The graduates, aged between 18 and 25, started their placements at St George’s in September 2018 as part of Project SEARCH, a training programme that supports young …

22 Jul 2019


Professor Hannah Cock receives prestigious award

Congratulations to Professor Hannah Cock, who received the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) service award, for her outstanding contribution towards improvement and expansion of the educational activities of the EAN. Hannah is the first woman to have received the award since the EAN was founded in 2014 and she was …

22 Jul 2019