Press releases


Improving neonatal care with technology

Technology is vastly improving patient care through making monitoring and record keeping easy and fool-proof. No more missing patient notes. Neonatal care requires very close monitoring by clinicians as babies can improve and deteriorate rapidly. Click here to find out more about the Cerner system which we are using at …
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21 Jun 2016


Project Search is gearing up again!

Project SEARCH has been at St George’s since 2012. It’s a supported internship programme for people with learning disabilities (aged 18-24) and takes place between September and July. During their time at St George’s, the trainees learn about work and develop their employability skills by carrying out unpaid work experience …
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20 Jun 2016


St George’s co-hosts fetal medicine event at Royal Society of Medicine

On Wednesday 14 June, our fetal medicine and clinical genetics teams co-hosted an educational seminar at premises of the Royal Society of Medicine with Premaitha, makers of the SAFE (St George’s Antenatal Fetal Evaluation) blood test. The test was first offered from June 2015 at the trust.
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20 Jun 2016


Education, education, education!

St George’s surgical teaching faculty were nationally recognised by the College of Surgeons of England as the regional team delivering the most Royal College surgical teaching courses in 2015. This award is the result of a great team effort by many consultants and trainee surgeons from different specialties working with …
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20 Jun 2016


Acorn Services – new leaflet provided by the Friends of St George’s

New sexual health information leaflet for people with learning disabilities The sexual health services have produced a leaflet on sexual health for parents, carers and health professionals working with people who have a learning disability. The leaflet can be view on the public website here. Please share the leaflet. The …
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23 May 2016 | Tags: sexual health;Courtyard clinic;


The Big Lottery Fund supports local patients with 4 year funding award

Local people with Parkinson’s disease, those undergoing kidney dialysis, and those recovering from neurological injury will benefit from a £144,776 grant award from the Big Lottery Fund to St George’s Hospital Charity, announced today. The 4-year grant award to St George’s Hospital Charity is to expand services that the charity …
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17 May 2016 | Tags: Hospital Charity St George's Hospital Charity


Support Grace in her Marathon run!

If you enjoyed reading about Grace Harvard (see 19 April) then look / listen out for her on Monday morning when she will reveal what it is really like to run the Marathon. Catch Grace at: 0740 hours – Celebrity Green Start Point – BBC Breakfast 0840 hours – Red …
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22 Apr 2016 | Tags: Grace Harvard; Marathon;


Announcement from Sir David Henshaw, Chair of St George’s Hospital

Miles Scott steps down as St George’s Chief Executive Officer Miles Scott will be stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer in order to take up a secondment to NHS Improvement where he will take a senior role leading national priorities. Miles has been Chief Executive Officer of …
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22 Apr 2016


Junior doctors’ industrial action 26th and 27th April: Information for patients

As you may be aware, the British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed that junior doctors will be taking industrial action from 8am until 5pm on Tuesday 26th April and Wednesday 27 April. We will need to cancel and reschedule non-urgent operations and outpatient appointments. We apologise for any inconvenience this …
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21 Apr 2016 | Tags: junior doctors strike


Congratulations to all the HSJ Value Awards Finalists

St George’s has been shortlisted in three categories in the HSJ Value Awards 2016. South West London Pathology (a pathology partnership set up by St George’s, Croydon and Kingston Hospitals) has also been shortlisted for an award. The HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards seeks to recognise and reward outstanding efficiency …
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11 Apr 2016


Urogynaecology service update

In June 2015 a decision was taken to temporarily suspend the provision of the urogynaecology sub-specialty service at St George’s due to safety and governance concerns. The trust undertook a consultation process in order to understand future options for the re-provision of this service.
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11 Apr 2016


Statement from Miles Scott on Junior Drs contract imposition

You may have read that I was one of 20 chief executives referenced in a letter from NHS chief negotiator Sir David Dalton to the Secretary of State regarding the Junior Drs contract negotiations. My response to the media enquires received throughout the day is as follows; “I was happy …
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12 Feb 2016


St George’s response to today’s HSJ article on PwC report

In response to the article published by the HSJ today in to the independent report by PwC ‘Forensic review and assessment at a Glance and Recommendations’, St George’s response is as follows: The period covered in the report is now more than a year ago. A great deal has changed …
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4 Feb 2016


New series of 24 Hours in A&E starts Tuesday 20th October on Channel 4

The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a tenth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s. The hospital has one of the most advanced and busiest A&E departments in the world. It’s somewhere that stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.
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16 Oct 2015 | Tags: 24 Hours A&E Channel 4 new series nhs St George's Tv show


St George’s signs a clinical services contract with Gibraltar Health Authority

Dr John Cortes, Minister for Health, Environment, Energy and Climate Change today welcomed Miles Scott, Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation to St Bernard’s Hospital, Gibraltar. The purpose of the visit was to sign a new clinical services contract between the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) and St …
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5 Jun 2015 | Tags: clinical services contract GHA Gibraltar Health Authority pioneer Research st georges university teaching hospital


St George’s is the leading trust for organ donation in the UK

Ian Trenholm, chief executive for NHS Blood and Transplant paid St George’s a visit last month. He was here to meet our organ donation team and congratulate them on another successful year.
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13 May 2015 | Tags: donors NSH Blood and Transplant organ donation transplant tree of life trust visit


St George’s and Mitie are helping young people into work

St George’s and Mitie, our facilities management company, are working together to help young people with learning difficulties gain vital employment skills. Mitie’s healthcare cleaning team has been supporting three young people through Project SEARCH, an international training programme aimed at guiding young people who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities …
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12 May 2015 | Tags: disability employment learning disabilities Mitie Project SEARCH training


St George’s working with Monitor to address our deficit

NHS finances have been extensively documented in the media. St George’s, like many other trusts, has encountered a deficit. In April we reported a £16m deficit for 2014/15 (on a turnover of £740m) having planned a small surplus. As a major trauma centre, we have been particularly affected by the …
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11 May 2015 | Tags: finance Monitor NHS pressures reduce deficit


St George’s opens a new cancer ward

The Gordon-Smith Ward was officially opened by Dr Anne Rainsberry, NHS England’s Regional Director for London, and is the second step of investment in the trust’s cancer services.
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11 May 2015 | Tags: Anne Rainsberry cancer Gordon Smith haematology new ward oncology


Redthread Youth Violence Intervention at St George’s

Hundreds of teenagers fall victim to gang-related violence every year with some becoming trapped in a cycle of violence. Two Redthread specialist youth workers will now be based in St George’s ED to help break this cycle.
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22 Apr 2015 | Tags: Emergency Department gang violence Kings Hospital mayor initiative Redthread specialist youth workers