News and events


St George’s becomes an NHS Foundation Trust

Health regulator Monitor has authorised St George’s to be a Foundation Trust.
To reflect this achievement, the trust’s formal title will change to St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

2 Feb 2015


Episode Four of ’24 Hours in A&E’ – Handling Anxiety

This week’s episode looks at the anxiety faced by patients, family and staff.

28 Jan 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E Anxiety episode four Series 8


Providing Offender Healthcare: Healthier – Inside and Out

Getting the balance right behind bars is what it’s all about for trust staff working at HMP Wandsworth. The Offender Healthcare Service, led by Jo Darrow, has been set up to improve the health of offenders whilst working in an environment designed to limit their liberty. Jo relishes her job …

23 Jan 2015


St George’s secures further funding to improve patient safety in Ghana

A partnership set up to share patient safety initiatives and approaches between KATH and St George’s has been part of a World Health Organisation (WHO) two-year programme.

22 Jan 2015 | Tags: funding Ghana KATH Patient Safety WHO


Episode Three of ’24 Hours in A&E’ – Questioning Our Mortality

In this week’s episode staff and patients talk about mortality and how being in A&E brings difficult questions to the fore…

19 Jan 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E Consultant Will Mortality Nurse Daryl


Getting to know Simon…

Nurse Simon makes his first appearance in series 8, episode 2 of ’24 Hours in A&E’ (aired on 14 January 2015, 9pm on Channel 4). We hear about how working in the stressful environment of A&E means Simon and his colleagues need to find ways to let off steam. What …

14 Jan 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E A&E pressures Emergency Care nurses Simon


Episode Two of ’24 Hours in A&E’ – Coping Under Pressure

In this week’s episode staff discuss how A&E is somewhere they, as well as patients, face deeply challenging situations on a daily basis and people’s different coping mechanisms…

12 Jan 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E nurse Simon working pressures


Getting to know Rhys…

Consultant Rhys has featured alongside his St George’s colleagues in previous series’ of ’24 Hours in A&E’ but we see him in episode 1 of series 10 – the 100th episode – treating 89-year-old Sir John Cockburn who arrives at St George’s with acute abdominal pain. Here we find out …

8 Jan 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E Channel 4 ED Profile Rhys Series 8


St George’s doctor receives award from Prime Minister

Dr Na’eem Ahmed who established an organisation to help young people to volunteer using their professional skills in 2015 has been named a ‘Point of Light’ by Prime Minister David Cameron. Dr Ahmed set up the Selfless charity, an online volunteering website to promote ‘skillanthropy’, encouraging young people to use …

6 Jan 2015 | Tags: award Charity point of light prime minister volunteer


’24 Hours in A&E’ is back at St George’s for another series!

A new series returns to Channel 4 at 9pm on 7th January. In this week’s episode staff and patients discuss how A&E is a place where support really matters…

5 Jan 2015 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E Channel 4 consultant Rhys new series patient support Series 8


St George’s staff awarded cancer team of the year award

A specialist cancer team, based at the St George’s Hospital in Tooting, has been recognised with a national award for its pioneering approach and care for men facing penile cancer. The dedicated multi-disciplinary team at the London based hospital fought off competition from around the country and was praised for …

23 Dec 2014


What is a Genome

South London NHS Genomics Medicine Centre announced

The South London based Genomics Network Alliance has been announced as a successful bidder in the race to become a pioneering Genomic Medicine Centre, part of the ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project.

22 Dec 2014


Statement from St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust on our foundation trust application

The trust has welcomed feedback about its application to become a foundation trust from Monitor – the health sector regulator. St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust is regarded as “well-led” by Monitor and also had an overall rating of ‘good’ from the Care Quality Commission following a rigorous inspection in 2014. …

17 Dec 2014


Hear this! Audiology services at Queen Mary’s Hospital among the best in UK

Audiologists at Queen Mary’s Hospital are among the first in the country to receive accreditation from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). In order to achieve such prestigious recognition, the audiology team submitted evidence regarding its facilities, safety, service users’ experiences and the quality of service they received. Four assessors …

11 Dec 2014


A teaser for episode eight of ’24 Hours in A&E’

The RTS award-winning documentary series continues from its new home, St George’s in south west London, which has one of Britain’s most advanced and busiest A&E departments.

1 Dec 2014 | Tags: 24 hours in A&E episode 8 St George's