News and events


New joint director of estates and facilities for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London

Neal Deans has been appointed to the role of joint director of estates and facilities for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London.

9 Aug 2012 | Tags: estates and facilities Neal Deans


Who is your NHS Hero?

NHS Heroes is a new national award scheme that recognises the efforts of staff whose expertise, passion for care, concern and everyday kindness touches the lives of patients and their families in hospital and community services. People whose day-to-day work has changed, enhanced or even saved a life dear to them.

3 Aug 2012 | Tags: award Miles Scott NHS Hero nominations


NHS Heroes and staff awards

In his latest blog Miles discusses the opportunity the NHS Heroes awards scheme offers to recognise the people who go the extra mile to make a difference and who do great things every day.

Miles also discusses the St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff values, the Living our Values Awards winners and how the trust celebrated International Nurses’ Day.

3 Aug 2012 | Tags: Miles Scott NHS Hero


Innovative project named finalist in 2012 HSJ Efficiency Awards

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, has been listed as a finalist in the 2012 HSJ Efficiency Awards for a heat recovery project that aims to reduce the trust’s carbon footprint and save money.

27 Jul 2012 | Tags: award efficiency estates and facilities heat recovery HSJ Hugh Gostling


Breast care nurse wins patient award

A St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust nurse has been voted ‘Breast Care Nurse of the Year 2011’ by patients and customers of a specialist women’s clothing company.

23 Jul 2012 | Tags: award Breast Care Nurse Sue Lowndes


London 2012 Olympic Games – Information for patients and visitors

The Torch Relay has already begun and the Olympic Flame is travelling around the country now. It will visit every London Borough and comes through Tooting on Monday, 23rd July 2012 at about 17.00hrs.

17 Jul 2012 | Tags: olympics


Quality Account shows high standards at St George’s

High standards in a number of clinical areas at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, including mortality and infection rates, are demonstrated through the trust’s 2011/12 Quality Account, which published at the end of June.

12 Jul 2012 | Tags: Miles Scott quality quality account


Patient safety

In his latest blog Miles discusses the inquest into the death of Kane Gorny, which colleagues may have read about in the media over the last week. Kane was admitted for an operation in 2009 with complex medical needs and we failed to care for him as we should have. Sadly he died as a result. Miles apologises on behalf of the trust for this failure in our duty of care, and discusses the action taken to protect other patients.

6 Jul 2012 | Tags: Miles Scott safety


Briefing: Midwifery staffing workforce review

Summary As part of creating an expanded maternity workforce which is sustainable and safe, a formal staff consultation has been carried out into the skill mix within midwifery. This consultation is about net investment in our maternity service, which will increase the number of midwives and improve quality. Evidence clearly …

27 Jun 2012 | Tags: Midwifery staffing workforce review


St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust passes annual cancer targets

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has passed all national cancer treatment and diagnosis targets for 2011/12, improving the prospects for thousands of cancer patients. Figures published by the Department of Health showed over 95 per cent of patients with suspected cancer were seen at St George’s Hospital, Tooting …

25 Jun 2012 | Tags: Healthcare passes annual cancer targets national cancer treatment and diagnosis targets


Chief executive blog sheds a light on inner workings of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Miles Scott, chief executive, has launched a new blog on the St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website to give our staff, patients, members and stakeholders more of an insight into how the trust works. In his first blog Miles talks about the hard work across the trust to …

22 Jun 2012 | Tags: blog Chief executive blog launched Miles Scott


BMA industrial action, 21st June 2012

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been working closely with doctors to ensure that any impact on patients, due to industrial action by members of the British Medical Association, is minimised today, Thursday 21st June 2012. As anticipated, there is no significant impact on our services and thanks to …

21 Jun 2012 | Tags: BMA British Medical Association industrial action


Art exhibition shows Bolingbroke in new light

A new contemporary art exhibition inspired by the former Bolingbroke Hospital will open to the public at Contemporary Applied Arts in central London W1T 1DD from 15th June until 21st July. ‘The Bolingbroke Hospital: A view backwards’ is a collaboration between Arts St George’s (formerly known as Arts for the Teaching and …

12 Jun 2012 | Tags: art exhibition Belinda Harwood Bolingbroke Hospital


St George’s consultant elected President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Jean-Pierre van Besouw, consultant anaesthetist at St George’s Hospital, has been elected President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia throughout the United Kingdom. Jean-Pierre, known to friends and colleagues as J-P, qualified in 1981 at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. He …

1 Jun 2012 | Tags: anaesthesia consultant elected President RCoA Royal College of Anaesthetists


Putting patients first

All of our performance indicators are important measures of how we are doing as a trust, but amongst the many performance indicators that NHS organisations have to report, I pay particularly close attention to are those that very clearly relate to patient experience. It is vital that we never stop …

1 Jun 2012