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Kurt Djemal

General Manager - Infection and Immunity

Based at: St George's Hospital

Email: kurt.djemal@stgeorges.nhs.uk


Kurt has had a long career in pathology, starting as a trainee BMS in 1988 after graduating in Marine Biology at London University. He has had various roles in Microbiology – for example he developed and published standard methods in microbiology whilst working for the Public Health Laboratory Service (now the PHE).  He also worked as National Accreditation Officer for the PHLS, working with labs across the UK to advise them on how to pass their accreditation.

He was then seconded to Kings College Hospital in London to work as a trainee manager, eventually taking over the management of microbiology, virology and molecular pathology. At Darent Valley Hospital he primarily managed microbiology and had experience managing blood sciences, histology, phlebotomy and specimen reception.

Latest news

November 4, 2022

Immunology services at St George’s and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals merging

Immunology services at St George’s and Epsom and St Helier Hospitals are merging into one service, which will be located at St George’s Hospital. This is taking place during October and November. 

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October 17, 2022

Microbiology services at SWLP live with a new Laboratory Information Management System

Microbiology at SWLP successfully went live with the new system on Monday 10 October. This marks a significant achievement for teams within SWLP and across the four trusts who have worked extremely hard to make this happen.

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July 1, 2022

Refurbished Immunology and ED laboratories at St George’s Hospital get official opening

This week, the newly refurbished Immunology and Emergency Department (ED) laboratories at St George’s Hospital were officially opened by Trust Managing Director Kate Slemeck and Chief Operating Officer Anne Brierley. A ribbon cutting was held at each laboratory and Kate and Anne were given a tour around the refurbished spaces by laboratory staff. The Immunology […]

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June 24, 2022

HIV service at Croydon Hospital wins ‘Top Global Winner’ at the UNIVANTS awards

This week, it was announced that work to improve HIV outcomes at Croydon Hospital was awarded ‘Top Global Winner’ at the UNIVANTS 2021 awards. The work focused on the introduction of ‘opt-out’ HIV testing in the Emergency Department at Croydon Hospital, with a sustained rate of 97% over 18 months, setting an international gold standard. […]

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