First of its kind organ donation course launched for healthcare professionals

A new online course to educate healthcare professionals about organ donation has been co-created by Professor Hannah Cock, Professor of Epilepsy and Medical Education and Consultant Neurologist at St George's, following her experience of her son, Alfie, being an organ donor in 2016 aged nine.

The international course – which is the first of its kind in the world – has been launched by St George's, University of London with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

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Professor Denis Mitchison 1919-2018

Professor Denis Mitchison, who has died aged 98, will be remembered for his outstanding contribution to the field of tuberculosis research.

‘Denny’ as he was known, was Emeritus Professor in the Institute for Infection and Immunity at St George’s, and only formally retired from academic life in 2015.


Global health humanities – putting the human story in global healthcare

Fifty years ago, medicine was considered a purely scientific discipline. Today’s doctors undoubtedly need this solid scientific knowledge, but, alongside this, medical training has increasingly emphasised a good bedside manner: patient engagement skills such as listening, observation and empathy.

This has led to a now well-established field of study called medical humanities, which focuses medical training on the human element of patients by drawing from other disciplines including literature, art, creative writing, drama, film, music, philosophy.


Former St George’s receptionist among the honorees at Graduation 2018

Among hundreds of students receiving their degrees at St George’s graduation ceremony 2018 in central London were three recipients of honorary awards from the University.

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St George’s registered as HE provider

St George’s has received notification from the Office for Students (OfS) that we are amongst the first institutions in the country to be successfully registered as an English HE provider with the OfS.

We are registered in the ‘approved (fee cap)’ category, which is for all providers who wish to receive direct teaching or research grant funding and requires evidence of enhanced financial sustainability. We have met all initial conditions of registration. According to the OfS website, being registered enables St George’s to: • access public grants, such as government funding for teaching or research• access student support funding (in other words, its students can get government loans)• apply for or maintain a licence to recruit international students• apply for the right to award its own degrees• apply for the right to call itself a university. In addition, our Access and Participation Plan has been approved by the Office for Students, allowing us to charge fees above the basic amount. View the OfS Register here.