Press Releases

St George’s keeps allergic children safe with national first emergency allergy bag scheme

A life-saving scheme providing adrenaline autoinjectors – or ‘EpiPens’ – to 140 primary and secondary schools in south London is the first of its kind in the UK.

In addition to launching the emergency bags, St George’s doctors and nurses are urging parents of children with allergies to remember to provide schools with their allergy management plan and emergency medications.

29 Nov 2022

Come along to one of our Patient Engagement Events at St George’s and Queen Mary’s

You are invited to take part in a patient engagement event. We want your voice to be heard and included in our quality recovery plan. The sessions will take place on 27 September and 3 October.

21 Sep 2022

New Covid vaccine approved following St George’s clinical trials

Clinical trials led by the Vaccine Institute at St George’s have enabled a dual-strain Covid vaccine to be approved. The UK is the first country to approve this type of vaccine which tackles both the original Covid virus and the newer Omicron variant.

17 Aug 2022

Community nurses visit hundreds of high-risk people as temperatures soar

Frontline staff from across the St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group are advising local people on how to stay safe in the heat and how to access care when needed.

15 Jul 2022

Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Chief Executive of Moderna Stéphane Bancel visit St George’s

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s, University of London hosted Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, for a visit this week (Wednesday 22 June).

24 Jun 2022

Mitie staff at St George’s: 20 – 26 June

St George’s is encouraging members of the public to continue to seek hospital care when required while Mitie staff – including cleaners and caterers – take industrial action as additional resources have been put in place to support teams during this time to continue to provide services safely and mitigate …

17 Jun 2022

Public urged to use NHS services wisely as south west London saddles up for Jubilee and Derby weekend

Please do not visit A&E unless it is an emergency – that’s the message from St George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group as it gears up for a very busy bank holiday of Jubilee celebrations and one of the world’s biggest horse-racing festivals.

1 Jun 2022

St George’s Covid Medicines Delivery Unit within the best in the country

St George’s CMDU team proudly welcomed the Antivirals and Therapeutics Taskforce from the Department of Health and Social Care last Thursday (26 May) to discuss their day-to-day experience working in the unit, case studies and what worked well.

31 May 2022

New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Turning Over A New Leaf

This episode features three patients filmed at St George’s Hospital who are all in immediate need of different types of care.  

24 May 2022

A big thank you to nursing and midwifery staff on International Nurses’ Day

A day of celebrations to mark International Nurses’ Day takes place today starting with a free breakfast for hard-working staff at George’s, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Health Group. A packed programme of events will take place to recognise the amazing work that the thousands of nurses and …

12 May 2022

Frontline staff urge Londoners to use NHS services appropriately this Easter

Staff at St George’s are urging south west Londoners to take extra care and only attend the emergency department in genuine emergencies over the coming Easter weekend.

12 Apr 2022

MyCare St George’s Patient Portal launches

MyCare St George’s patient portal gives you the ability to view information about your care. Once registered, you can use MyCare 24/7 on your computer, mobile or tablet. You will be able to provide key information ahead of your appointment, helping us to better prepare for your appointment. In some …

28 Mar 2022

St George’s nurse Edi Lorusso wins national lifetime achievement award

44-year-old St George’s nurse Edi Lorusso has scooped a lifetime achievement award at the sixth annual Our Health Heroes Awards sponsored by NHS Employers (part of NHS Confederation). Despite tough national competition, Edi secured nearly 60% of the public vote, with her impressive track record of achievement leading her to …

25 Mar 2022

Chief Executive thanks staff on National Day of Reflect to mark second anniversary of covid lockdown

Jacqueline Totterdell has reflected upon the last two years in a special video message to St George’s, Epsom and St Helier staff today on the National Day of Reflection (23 March). The National Day of Reflection marks the second anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown in the UK. During that …

23 Mar 2022

One stop shop clinics for cancer speed up diagnosis for south west Londoners

Hundreds of south west Londoners are benefiting from NHS clinics that have opened to speed up diagnosis for people who do not have ‘alarm symptoms’ for a specific type of cancer. Rapid diagnostic cancer clinics – one stop shops designed to make assessments quicker – have been rolled out across …

23 Mar 2022

London’s NHS leaders unite in showing support to staff affected by violence and aggression from patients

NHS leaders across London – including Jacqueline Totterdell, Group Chief Executive of St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals and Health Group – have come together to show solidarity against rising levels of violence and aggression by patients towards NHS staff and colleagues. 

22 Mar 2022

Mum of twins launches book to raise awareness of rare condition

A mum tributes specialist doctors at St George’s for saving her identical twins’ lives in her new book which launches today (Thursday 3 March) on the second annual International TAPS Awareness Day.

3 Mar 2022

Pregnancy screening algorithm can reduce racial disparities in baby deaths, St George’s research shows

Racial disparities in baby death rates could be significantly reduced with new pregnancy screening technology, according to research led by St George’s team.

1 Mar 2022

St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Group to implement joint Cerner electronic patient records to deliver high-quality care

The two trusts within the St George’s and Epsom and St Helier hospitals Group have signed complimentary contracts with Cerner to provide a shared electronic patient records system to deliver streamlined patient care.

22 Feb 2022

St George’s ICU nurse Anthea Allen releases highly anticipated ‘Life, Death and Biscuits’

Anthea’s book “Life, Death and Biscuits” explores her experiences throughout the pandemic using her weekly emails and recalling memories of years gone by. 

17 Feb 2022