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GP survey – Unified Point of Access for Enhanced Rapid Response & @home
Pathway Homeless Team to continue for a further year
Redevelopment of Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup
GP survey - children’s occupational therapy
Transforming Outcomes and Health Through Imaging (TOHETI)
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No NHSmail fax referrals to the district nursing service
District Nursing Service – contact details
Prolonged Jaundice Service at Guy’s and St Thomas’
Evelina Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disease Service
Menopause and early menopause clinics
Tuberculosis community nurse-led service
Pathology updates from Viapath
Labelling sample and request forms
Chickenpox
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Free gynaecology update for GPs at Guy’s Hospital
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SAGE & THYME - a free 3 hour workshop on recognising and managing distress
Transforming end of life care
The Allergy Academy Spring Programme
Resilience in Healthcare Masterclass
5th Annual Anogenital and Oral Dermatology Course
Skin Biopsy Course
Bespoke education programme for teenagers with atopic eczema
Adult Metabolic Study Day
Delirium and Dementia
Research
Eating peanut at an early age prevents peanut allergy
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Pathway Homeless Team to continue for a further year
 

King’s Health Partners Pathway Homeless Team, based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital, has received ongoing funding from Lambeth and Southwark CCGs and has extended to include South London and Maudsley Mental Health Trust (SLaM).

Over the last year the inter-professional team - including nurses, GPs, housing workers, an occupational therapist, a social worker and a peer advocate from Groundswell (a charity supporting homeless people) has integrated the care of homeless and vulnerably housed inpatients across the three hospital trusts. 

 

The team receives referrals for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed (including homeless hostel dwellers, those in temporary accommodation, squatters and those at immediate threat of eviction). Staff are closely linked with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Health Inclusion Team and other Pathway homeless teams in London.

 

Relationships with housing departments and housing commissioners have been key to success, as have innovative projects including the team’s frequent attenders forum, which has successfully created active working partnerships with outreach services, hostel managers and the London Ambulance Service.

 

The launch of the SLaM team service is also very exciting. This is the first time that a Pathway Homeless Team has delivered a service in a mental health trust. The funding award has enabled a three-year pilot of the service with an associated economic evaluation. The SLAM service started on 23 February.

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