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Focus on Evelina London Children's Healthcare
A message from the Evelina London Medical Director
Children’s Assessment and Referral Service (CARS)
Community paediatric physiotherapy service
The Children and Young People’s Health Partnership: an update
Community speech and language therapy service
Tongue tie clinic expansion
Family nurse partnership helps teenage parents
Health visiting extended service
Improving health outcomes for Looked After children
Kids Sleep Dr app launched
Specialist rheumatology evening clinics for adolescents and young adults
Cow’s milk protein allergy update
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Adult Local Services – at the heart of our community
Treatment options for fibroids – helping patients to make an informed choice
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GP survey – Unified Point of Access for @home & Enhanced Rapid Response
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Guy’s and St Thomas’ Maternity Services
Management of salivary gland disease
Clinical updates
How to apply emollients for eczema
Pathology updates from Viapath
Pathology updates from Viapath
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Working alone in people’s homes: The rewards and challenges of community care
Common back and spinal problems in primary care
Free maternity update at Guy’s Hospital
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
5th Annual Anogenital and Oral Dermatology Course
Skin Biopsy Course
Bespoke education programme for teenagers with atopic eczema
Delirium and Dementia
King’s Health Partners Clinical Health Psychology Conference
Adult Metabolic Study Day
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Private physiotherapy service
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Improving health outcomes for Looked After children
 
Evelina London is undertaking new initiatives to improve health outcomes for Looked After Children (LAC), children and young people who are taken into the care of local authorities, often because of abuse or neglect. LAC have much worse health outcomes than other children with about a third having long-term health and mental health problems.

Evelina London wants to work with GPs, hospital and community services to:

 

  • Encourage GPs to clearly  identify children as looked after when they refer them to hospital
  • Raise awareness at all levels of hospital services about the health needs of LAC with the help of LAC champions, including training doctors about LAC health, reducing fragmentation in their care and offering proactive advice about keeping healthy
  • Improve communication systems between hospital services, community services and social services to share information about LAC.


If you have a query or a concern about a Looked After Child, the first point of contact should be the child's social worker. However, if the query is about the co-ordination of health services for the child, please contact:

Southwark: Dr Beatrice Cooper beatrice.cooper@gstt.nhs.uk

Tel: 020 3049 8067

 

Lambeth: Dr Efun Johnson efun.johnson@gstt.nhs.uk 

Tel: 020 3049 6037

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