Help us reduce the risk of flu infection

At this time of year, flu is more prevalent in the community, and hospital patients in particular can be more prone to infection. We are urging our staff to get vaccinated, and to date, more than 80% have had their jab – however, we are also asking patients and their …
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8 Jan 2018

St George’s Staff Appreciation Awards

On Thursday 15 March, St George’s Hospital Charity is hosting the first ever Staff Appreciation Awards to celebrate the excellent work of our staff. Supported by the Pelican London Hotel & Residence and Yellow Brick Group, the special event will be held at Wandsworth Town Hall and will recognise staff …
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5 Jan 2018

GP appointments now available in the evening and at weekends

Our Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the country, especially at this time of year, so we would like to encourage everyone to be aware of the other ways to access local healthcare Since December 2017, GPs across London have started to offer appointments in the evenings and …
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4 Jan 2018

24 Hours in A&E is back with its 14th series

This episode marks St George’s 99th episode of #24HrsAE and is the first episode of 2018 – the year celebrating 70 years of the NHS.
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2 Jan 2018 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 hours in A&E Channel 4 documentary series Emergency Department

Off duty nurse saves man’s life during supermarket shop

A nurse from St George’s Hospital has been reunited with the man whose life she helped save during a trip to the supermarket.
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22 Dec 2017

Pumping Marvellous! St George’s staff win national heart failure awards

Matthew Sunter, Heart Failure Nurse, and Dr Lisa Anderson, Heart Failure Cardiologist, have been nationally recognised and honoured by patients for their exceptional quality of care and treatment in the Pumping Marvellous Foundation Awards. Matthew was nominated by patients to receive the ‘You’re Simply Marvellous Award’ while Dr Anderson received …
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20 Dec 2017 | Tags: award cardiologist heart failure pumping marvellous

St George’s Radiology Department take over international conference in Chicago!

The annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the most esteemed global annual meeting, with over 60,000 international attendees, ended last week. This year, the St George’s Radiology Department led the UK in academic contribution and award recognition. In addition to organisation and leadership roles in educational …
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19 Dec 2017

Open Day to showcase Band 5 staff nurse opportunities at St George’s

Come along to our special Nursing Recruitment Open Day on Saturday 27 January, from 9.30am – 3pm. We’re recruiting Band 5 nurses for many different specialties and services.
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18 Dec 2017

Health Secretary visits St George’s ahead of presumed consent consultation

Jeremy Hunt, MP and Secretary of State for Health, visited St George’s as one of the leading Trusts for organ donation in the UK ahead of the consultation announcement on presumed consent for organ donation.
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12 Dec 2017 | Tags: consultation department of health donor health secretary Jeremy Hunt lead governor organ donation presumed consent secretary of state tree of life

St George’s achieves third consecutive year of Royal College accreditation

Congratulations to St George’s Anaesthetic Team on their re-accreditation with the Royal College of Anaesthetists. The team recently had the news confirmed that they had achieved the Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) again, making St George’s one of only five Trusts across the country to do so for three consecutive years. …
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8 Dec 2017 | Tags: ACSA Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation anaesthetics re-accreditation royal college

St George’s HaMpton app selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator

The Home Monitoring of Hypertension in Pregnancy app (HaMpton) is one of 11 innovations selected to join the nationally-celebrated NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA). Dr Asma Khalil, Consultant Obstetrician at St George’s, led the HaMpton app project after having had the idea as a junior doctor. The app was designed to …
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1 Dec 2017 | Tags: app blood pressure Consultant Obstetrician HaMpton NHS Innovation Accelerator

St George’s paediatric venous access service draws international recognition

St George’s is one of only two Trusts in the UK to offer a nurse-led, ultrasound guided venous access service for children, an innovation that Brian Carey Paediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner, has developed over the last three years. Using ultrasound vein-finder technology in children has meant our nurses now have …
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1 Dec 2017 | Tags: paediatric oncology venous access

Survival rates for lung cancer buck national trend at St George’s

One year survival rates for patients that have undergone lung cancer surgery at St George’s are higher than the majority of other centres in the country, according to data published this month. The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland has recognised St George’s as a ‘positive outlier’ …
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1 Dec 2017 | Tags: cardiothoracic surgery lung cancer surgery survival rates

Parents filled with ‘comfort and pride’ raise awareness for children’s organ donation

Professor Hannah Cock, Consultant Neurologist at St George’s, and husband Martin Scott said that being able to donate Alfie’s organs brought them ‘great comfort and pride’.
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29 Nov 2017 | Tags: donor organ donation transplant tree of life

Stephen Jones appointed new Director of Corporate Affairs at St George’s

Stephen Jones has been appointed as the new Director of Corporate Affairs at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Stephen is currently Chief of Staff and executive lead for corporate governance at the General Medical Council. Prior to this, Stephen worked as Stakeholder Engagement Director on Co-operation and Competition …
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27 Nov 2017 | Tags: board Director of Corporate Affairs executive director governance new appointment