Researchers to study how ambulance crews can better diagnose heart attacks, thanks to BHF grant

Scientists at Kingston University and St George's, University of London, in collaboration with Swansea University and the University of Leeds, are to carry out a study to establish the best way to diagnose people suspected of a having a heart attack.

Professor Tom Quinn has been awarded £196,500 by the British Heart Foundation to identify when ambulance crews should perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) on patients with suspected heart attack.


Student contributes to Grenfell community cookbook

Our student Jay Bharj contributed personal recipes to a charity cookbook launched last month with the support of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.

The book, Together: Our Community Cookbook, celebrates the power of cooking and sharing food to bring communities together.


Academic awarded Honorary Fellowship from College of Paramedics

A leading researcher in cardiac care has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the College of Paramedics.

Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing Tom Quinn, lead for the Emergency, Cardiovascular and Critical Care Research Group in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education which is run jointly by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, was nominated for the award by paramedic colleagues in recognition of his achievements and outstanding contribution to improving and advancing paramedic practice and, in turn, improving both patient care and population health.


First Clinical Pharmacology BSc to launch in September

St George’s is launching a brand new undergraduate Clinical Pharmacology BSc in September 2019. The course, the first of its kind in the UK, will teach students how drugs are developed as well as how they act practically both in the human body and in healthcare more generally.

The course has been designed in response to a skills gap identified by pharmaceutical companies. The St George’s Clinical Pharmacology course will equip graduates with the knowledge, practical skills and knowhow to thrive in the work place.

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Pets help their owners fall asleep more easily and feel better about their neighbourhood

Older people who own pets fall asleep more easily and feel consistently more positive about their local environment than those who don’t have animals, according to new research from Kingston University and St George's, University of London.

Health and wellbeing expert Gill Mein conducted the research along with statistician Robert Grant.