by Anna Lodge

Mass spectrometry may be a technique you only vaguely remember from your chemistry A-levels. Although you may not have thought much about it since then, mass spectrometry is now one of biomedicine’s most powerful imaging methods. Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) has been used by scientists in fields as diverse as oncology, neurology, cardiology, and rheumatology since the 1960s, yet it’s not widely understood outside those circles.


by Anna Lodge

Stgilesmedical is currently making two films to encourage ‘what matters to you?’ conversations, because it’s important to talk about what matters now and in the future.

Along our journey of making two films to encourage ‘what matters to you?’ conversations, Stgilesmedical had the pleasure of speaking to Greg Wise, a well-known actor. He kindly invited the team to his gorgeous London home, where we remained COVID-19-safe by wearing masks and keeping a distance.

It was inspiring to listen to Greg speak about something that he was deeply passionate about. Having had the experience of caring for his sister at the end of her life, Greg had strong opinions on living well until that moment. Living well is made possible by having conversations with family, friends, or healthcare professionals about what matters to you.


by Anna Lodge

Stgilesmedical is currently making two films to encourage ‘what matters to you?’ conversations, because it’s important to talk about what matters now and in the future.

While making two films to encourage ‘what matters to you?’ conversations, Stgilesmedical sought the voice of a politician. Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester and former health secretary, gave some time out of his busy schedule to meet with us over Zoom. It was important for the film to hear from people who have power in policymaking, and their views on the value of having ‘what matters to you?’ conversations.

Talking to us from…


by Anna Lodge

Stgilesmedical is currently making two films to encourage ‘what matters to you?’ conversations, because it’s important to talk about what matters now and in the future.

During the making of two films to encourage ‘what matters to you?’ conversations, Stgilesmedical visited Sacha and her son, Rufus, at their farm in North Dorset. After getting lost on the country roads, the team finally arrived to find a friendly dog, a stream at the edge of a beautiful garden, and a field filled with goats. We were far from London!

A few years ago, Sacha lost her son, and Rufus his brother…


by Anna Lodge

Stgilesmedical is currently making two films to encourage ‘what matters to you?’ conversations, because it’s important to talk about what matters now and in the future.

While Stgilesmedical is making two films to encourage ‘what matters to you?’ conversations, the team has had the pleasure of meeting lots of inspiring people from across the UK.

Lucy Watts was particularly fun to speak to. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to visit her at her home in Essex, but thankfully, we had Zoom — something that we’ve all become familiar with over the last 8 months. Speaking to us from…


by Anna Lodge

Trains, planes, and automobiles: Making the ‘What Matters to You’ films
Trains, planes, and automobiles: Making the ‘What Matters to You’ films

Stgilesmedical is currently making two films to encourage ‘what matters to you?’ conversations. In the UK, we’re not good at sharing our hopes, fears, or goals. This sharing can be particularly important towards the end of life, and, as the current pandemic has shown, opportunities are often missed.

The films have been commissioned by multiple stakeholders, including the Royal College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Nursing, Marie Curie, Macmillan, Compassionate Communities, and various other UK organisations. Our aim was to hear 20 diverse stories or opinions that, together, would change the debate. These voices were to come from all…


by Jodie Syner

How mistrust challenges the healthcare system, and what we can do about it.

At one time or another, each and every one of us has relied on our healthcare services — be it by visiting our local GP with the flu, community pharmacist for painkillers, or doctors and nurses during unexpected trips to A&E. Healthcare is an essential part of modern society, but year after year, it faces new and growing challenges.

Challenges facing our healthcare industry

With an expanding and ageing population and preventable diseases becoming more common, our understaffed and underfunded healthcare services are under threat. …


by Rahel Lewin

I’ve successfully completed my PhD in neurosciences at the University of Oxford, and am now contemplating my future. Here are some personal reflections that may help others.

Roughly 25,000 graduate students complete their doctorate per year in the UK. When consulting with friends, I’ve found that many PhD students in their final year have one question in common: ‘What will come next?’ On further questioning, I usually receive an evasive shrug or a vague list of possibilities.

Knowing what you want and being supported are positive advantages, and having a goal will enable you to map out a series of…


by Chiara Parisotti

Could a new healthcare app optimise the remote management of glaucoma?

Why is glaucoma “personal”?

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible vision loss, affecting around 70 million people worldwide [1]. My interest stems from both my grandfather and father having the condition, meaning that I’m also at risk.

I’m studying for a biochemistry degree at Imperial College London. As part of the course, I’m currently undertaking an attachment with Stgilesmedical, a health writing, research, and education organisation based in London and Berlin. …


by Hasan Mahbouba

“Community pharmacy,” a term you may associate with your local chemist, refers to the practice of dispensing prescriptions, advice, and over-the-counter medicines for common ailments. It’s the career I chose in my late teens, when I had to make a decision regarding the next 40 years of my life. Pharmacy looked appealing because I liked science, and I figured having a stable career wasn’t so bad. So I went to university and did all that was required of me, attending those early lectures and late labs, staying in the library later than I wanted, and cramming for exams like a…

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