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Latest news
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)
Service updates
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
Training and events
Free gynaecology update for GPs at Guy’s Hospital
Training and events
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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GP survey – Unified Point of Access for Enhanced Rapid Response & @home

We need your feedback to guide improvements and help us meet your requirements for referring into the Enhanced Rapid Response (ERR) and @home services.

 
To have your say, please complete this short 5 minute survey by 24 April
 

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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).

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Redevelopment of Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup
Work started on the new state-of-the-art Guy’s and St Thomas’ Cancer Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup in November 2014. When it is completed in 2016, the Queen Mary’s Cancer Centre will provide 16,000 radiotherapy and 4,600 chemotherapy treatments a year. Most patients will no longer have to travel into central London for radiotherapy and chemotherapy because Guy’s and St Thomas’ staff will provide these treatments in Sidcup.
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GP survey - children’s occupational therapy

Evelina London Children’s Community Occupational Therapy Team is conducting a referrers’ survey.

The survey is open to all GPs in Lambeth and Southwark and has been designed to capture the general understanding of the children’s community occupational therapy service and the services it provides.

 

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Transforming Outcomes and Health Through Imaging (TOHETI)
It has been all-go for TOHETI to start the New Year and we’ve been able to see the work across our pathways really start to move forwards. 
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Service updates
 
No NHSmail fax referrals to the district nursing service

Due to the closure of the NHSmail fax service on 31 March, the District Nursing Service is promoting electronic referrals.

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District Nursing Service – contact details

Nine teams of district nurses are spread across seven localities in Lambeth and Southwark.

Please click on the link below to find the key contacts of the District Nursing Service in your area.

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Prolonged Jaundice Service at Guy’s and St Thomas’

Our Prolonged Jaundice Service receives around 300 referrals a year. Infants should be referred if they are still visibly jaundiced at the age of 21 days.

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Evelina Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disease Service
We provide a clinical Inherited Metabolic Disease (IMD) service both for children and adults based at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. IMD represents a group of more than 600 inherited conditions due to disruption of a single or multiple metabolic pathway leading to a diverse range of clinical presentations.
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Menopause and early menopause clinics
Women experiencing problems at menopause can be overlooked. Promoting a healthy menopause can avoid some chronic diseases later in life.  The Gynaecology Service offers two menopause clinics: one for women having problems with menopause and one for women with an early menopause (under the age of 45).
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Tuberculosis community nurse-led service
More than 4,500 people in Lambeth and Southwark have beaten Tuberculosis since the boroughs’ TB service, now run by Guy’s and St Thomas’ was launched in 1994.
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Pathology updates from Viapath
 
Labelling sample and request forms

Did you know that approximately 5% of sample requests have missing/illegible patient data? If we don't receive the correct patient data, we are unable to process test requests.

Information we must have:

Routine Samples:

  • Patient’s full name, date of birth, sex and clinical details
  • Contact name (requesting doctor, nurse or other clinician)
  • Contact telephone number
  • Collection date of sample taken and time of collection (TOC)

Cervical Smear Samples:

  • Patient’s full name and date of birth
  • Address
  • NHS Number

Malaria:

When sending sample for Malaria, please provide patient travel history (dates of travel and other clinical details).

Contact us:

For any queries or concerns, please contact the customer service team by email customersupport@viapath.co.uk or phone 020 7188 9684.

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Chickenpox

Patients with suspected chickenpox symptoms must not be sent to the Phlebotomy Department at St Thomas’ Hospital for a blood test to check/confirm their status. This can lead to serious consequences not only for the vulnerable patients but also for our hospital staff.

For any advice please contact the customer service team by email customersupport@viapath.co.uk or phone 020 7188 9684.

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Training and events
13 Jul, 15
Free gynaecology update for GPs at Guy’s Hospital
 
Women's Services at Guy’s and St Thomas' would like to invite all GPs and community nurses to a free evening workshop on Monday 13 July.
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09 Apr, 15
 
SAGE & THYME - a free 3 hour workshop on recognising and managing distress

Psychological distress is common among patients, their families and their carers. Effective communication is widely regarded as being a key factor in determining a patient’s satisfaction, compliance with treatment and recovery.

 

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13 Apr, 15
 
Transforming end of life care
This free two day course for GPs, nurses and allied health professionals is organised by Guy’s and St Thomas’ palliative care team.
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21 Apr, 15
 
The Allergy Academy Spring Programme

The Allergy Academy is delighted to announce its spring programme for 2015. These study days are aimed at healthcare professionals of all levels, in both primary and secondary care.

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07 May, 15
 
Resilience in Healthcare Masterclass

A one and a half day course for researchers and health professionals who want to learn how to apply resilience engineering concepts to improve care quality and safety.

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14 May, 15
 
5th Annual Anogenital and Oral Dermatology Course

This two day annual course is aimed at all health care professionals (dermatology, gynaecology, GU medicine, oral medicine, GPs, and specialist nurses) who wish to learn more about the diagnosis and management of male and female anogenital and oral dermatological disorders. It will address the importance of multi-disciplinary working in the care of these patients.

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21 May, 15
 
Skin Biopsy Course

A unique two-day course brought to you by St John’s Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas’ Hospital in central London.

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23 May, 15
 
Bespoke education programme for teenagers with atopic eczema
The Eczema Education Programme runs a one-day course for teenagers with atopic eczema.  This course is held on Saturdays or in school holidays. 
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26 Jun, 15
 
Adult Metabolic Study Day

Hosted by Dr Radha Ramachandran and Dr Yusof Rahman (Consultants in Adult Inherited Metabolic Disease), this one-day meeting is aimed at all GPs and chemical pathologists in London and the south east who may be involved in the care of adults affected by inherited metabolic disease and their families.

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29 May, 15
 
Delirium and Dementia
This programme combines the use of low and high fidelity simulation techniques and medical actors to explore how to safely care for and assess patients with delirium in the home and ward setting.
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Research
Eating peanut at an early age prevents peanut allergy
 

The Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study, led by Professor Gideon Lack  (Head of Paediatric Allergy Service) and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows for the first time that eating peanuts is an effective way to prevent food allergy.

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