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Kurt Djemal

General Manager - Infection and Immunity

Based at: St George's Hospital

Background

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

May 16, 2022

Point of Care Testing (POCT) at St George’s gets first UKAS accreditation

Last month, the SWLP POCT team received the exciting news that after two years of hard work, the blood gas and glucose meter service at St George’s was given full UKAS accreditation. It is the largest and most complex POCT service in the country to receive full accreditation, which proved challenging for both the POCT […]

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May 4, 2022

SWLP Point of Care Testing Team runs first community diagnostic outreach clinic

South West London CCG ran their first diagnostic outreach clinic in the community supported by our Point of Care Testing (POCT) team testing at-risk groups for diabetes. The clinic was run at a Shree Ghanapathy Temple in Wandsworth where 34 members of the community were tested. Of that 34, 32 had abnormal results and two […]

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April 5, 2022

Reducing blood product wastage at Croydon Hospital

The team in Blood Transfusion at Croydon Hospital have been working hard to reduce wastage of blood products. They have been doing this by reassessing the holding stock levels, rotation of stock and usage of short-dated units. Procedural changes were put in place in December 2020 and there has already been a significant reduction in […]

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March 23, 2022

Pledia FIT testing system goes live in Microbiology

The Pledia Faecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) system has now gone live in Microbiology. The new analyser can process 320 samples in an hour and 200 samples can be loaded at one time.

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