"My disability does not define who I am"

David Sunnucks is a clinically hearing impaired lecturer in medical and anatomical sciences here at St George’s. David talks about his career thus far, how he got into medicine and how he managed to overcome the barriers he has faced in the profession as a result of his condition.

When did you first realise that you wanted to be a Doctor?


Student attends NHS 70th anniversary celebrations at Westminster Abbey

Third-year Biomedical Science student Melissa Matthews was invited to Westminster Abbey on 5 July to attend the thanksgiving service celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

10 July 2018

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Celebrating 70 years of the NHS: St George’s Principal shares her story of working for the NHS during the 7/7 London bombings

When London was attacked by terrorist bombs in July 2005, NHS staff in London hospitals were drafted into A&E department to treat the casualties. St George’s Principal Professor Jenny Higham was among these.

5 July 2018

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Magdi Yacoub sees his handiwork on a transplanted heart, 23 years on

World-renowned Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, who established heart transplantation in Britain, visited St George’s this week for an unusual appointment. He came to see a heart that he had originally transplanted in 1995.

5 July 2018

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70 years of the NHS: why our students want to work in the NHS

St George’s, University of London has been training professionals to deliver healthcare for more than 250 years. To celebrate 70 years of the NHS, some of our students talk about their time at St George’s, their future plans, and why they want to work in the NHS.


Fflur Ashton, Healthcare Science, year 2“The National Health Service is an amazing system that I feel privileged to have in my country. It enables everyone to have access to healthcare and this I feel is a human right.

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Healthcare Sciences Week: Clinical Physiology uncovered

Healthcare Sciences Week (9-18 March) celebrates the work of healthcare science professionals and highlights the difference they make to patients’ lives. But what, exactly, is a healthcare scientist? Penny Murphy, who leads the Clinical Physiology Programme at St George’s, University of London explains.

“What many people may not realise is that ‘healthcare’ in this context refers to the teams of scientists who work within the NHS in academically demanding scientific roles. Some are based in a laboratory analysing patient samples and diagnosing conditions. Others work with the technology that underpins patient care, either developing new medical technology or ensuring existing equipment is functioning well. Many work directly with patients.

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St George’s welcomes expansion of Physician Associate numbers to help ease pressure in NHS

The Royal College of Physicians has indicated that there will be more than 3,000 qualified physician associates by 2020.

St George’s welcomes the expansion of the plans previously announced by Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, who had said he wanted to see 1,000 physician associates working in the NHS by the end of this decade.

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