Focus on Evelina London Children's Healthcare
A message from the Evelina London Medical Director
 
Dr Sara Hanna, Evelina London Medical Director
Dr Sara Hanna, Evelina London Medical Director

It’s been one year since our children’s community services in Lambeth and Southwark joined together with Evelina London Children’s Hospital to form Evelina London Children’s Healthcare.

 

This special edition of Connect aims to update you on the latest developments in our children’s services both in the community and in the hospital.

 

Since the integration we’ve employed more health visitors, worked with colleagues and stakeholders to launch the Children’s Assessment and Referral Service (CARS) and developed new workstreams for Down’s syndrome, to name but a few.

In February this year we launched our new Evelina London website. The primary audience is patients and parents but we also hope it will become a useful tool for health professionals. We are always open to feedback and we would like to know any thoughts you have on the website. 



Children’s Assessment and Referral Service (CARS)
 

Evelina London is supporting local GPs to manage general paediatric problems in the community through CARS.

The service is delivered by a consultant general paediatrician from Monday to Friday between 11am and 7pm. It provides advice and triage to support GPs with the management of paediatric patients.


CARS offer the following services:

 

  • Telephone advice 11am-7pm Monday - Friday: The consultant on call for the service is available by phone on 07557 159092 between 11am and 7pm to take calls from GPs, and can answer queries about potential referrals to outpatients or acute referrals, or give advice on the management of the patient in primary care.

 

  • Email advice within 24 hours Monday - Friday: For less urgent queries, GPs can email general.paediatrics@nhs.net at any time for queries and advice on referrals or management in primary care. A consultant paediatrician will review and reply to emails by the next working day.

 

  • Rapid access outpatient review:  As part of the CARS service, Evelina London will now provide a rapid access outpatient facility for children who would benefit from a prompt paediatric assessment, but who do not have an urgent clinical need which indicates they should attend A&E. Referrals can be made through telephone discussion with the consultant paediatrician operating the telephone hotline.


CARS hotline number: 07557 159092
Email: general.paediatrics@nhs.net

Community paediatric physiotherapy service
 

We provide a children’s community physiotherapy service for children and young people aged 0-19 years in Lambeth and Southwark. The service includes assessment, treatment and care co-ordination for children who have a physical disability or impairment, developmental difficulty, or walking and mobility difficulties.


We provide a children’s community physiotherapy service for children and young people aged 0-19 years in Lambeth and Southwark. The service includes assessment, treatment and care co-ordination for children who have a physical disability or impairment, developmental difficulty, or walking and mobility difficulties.


The service accepts children and young people with the following concerns:

 

  • Neurological, neuro-developmental or neuromuscular disorders, which affect their functional abilities
  • Ongoing orthopaedic problems such as Brachial Plexus Lesions, Torticollis, Arthrogryposis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and talipes, if there is an impact on their motor development and function
  • Abnormal gait patterns or abnormal variants of the lower limbs
  • Co-ordination difficulties eg developmental co-ordination disorder/dyspraxia, if their gross motor function is affected.

 

The physiotherapy teams see children in a variety of settings across Lambeth and Southwark including clinics, schools, nurseries, or the child's home, depending on the individual needs and desired physiotherapy goals of the patient.

 

How to refer

 

Referrals should be sent to the team based in the same borough as their GP and can be made either using a child health referral form  or in writing accompanied by a common assessment framework.

Lambeth referrals
Children's Physiotherapy
Mary Sheridan Centre
Wooden Spoon House

5 Dugard Way
London SE11 4TH 
Tel: 020 3049 6006
Fax: 020 3049 4015

 

Southwark referrals
Children's Physiotherapy
Sunshine House
27 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH
Tel: 020 3049 8181
Fax: 020 3049 8154

The Children and Young People’s Health Partnership: an update

The aim of the Children and Young People’s Health Partnership is to improve everyday children’s healthcare by focusing on: 

  • Preventing ill health
  • Building on existing services and strategies
  • Supporting staff to develop skills and approaches
  • Helping children and families to better manage their health.

 


The aim of the Children and Young People’s Health Partnership is to improve everyday children’s healthcare by focusing on:

  • Preventing ill health
  • Building on existing services and strategies
  • Supporting staff to develop skills and approaches
  • Helping children and families to better manage their health.


This year working groups for each of the three strands of the long-term conditions project – asthma, epilepsy and mental health - have been set up and have begun to develop new models of care for these conditions.

Asthma and epilepsy groups have been modelling plans to increasing specialist nurse support, particularly community based, to help children with these conditions stay healthy.

To support the modelling work, the groups are building evidence bases for the conditions. 

 

Upcoming activities include a ‘deep dive’ into primary care data to better understand the current picture of care for children with asthma and epilepsy, and an audit of hospital epilepsy case notes.

The Children and Young People’s Health Partnership includes:

 

Evelina London Children’s Healthcare

Lambeth and Southwark Clinical Commissioning Groups

Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trusts

Lambeth and Southwark Councils

King’s College London

Children and families. 

 

It is supported by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.

 

The groups have benefited from excellent representation from our partner organisations. If you know anyone who would like to get involved, please contact Harriet Ward (Project Manager)   harriet.ward@gstt.nhs.uk.

Community speech and language therapy service
 

Poor early communication skills can have a significant impact on children’s social, educational and health outcomes. The period from 8-24 months is one of the most important stages of language development because what takes place in a child’s early years can have a lasting effect on their health and well-being.


Poor early communication skills can have a significant impact on children’s social, educational and health outcomes. The period from 8-24 months is one of the most important stages of language development because what takes place in a child’s early years can have a lasting effect on their health and well-being.


Therapists from the Evelina London community speech and language therapy service are working with colleagues in children's centres across Lambeth and Southwark to ensure that all parents are aware of their key message, "Talk & Play Every Day", while their children are still young.

 

The team has launched a new range of leaflets to provide parents with information about what they can expect, along with five top tips to support their child's language and communication.

 

These are essential learning for parents:

 

 

If parents or carers are concerned, they can attend one of 13 weekly Chattertime sessions in Lambeth and Southwark to meet a speech and language therapist, discuss their concerns, and receive advice.

How to refer

 

The community speech and language therapy service offers an open referral system.

GPs are asked to refer to the borough they are based in.

 

Lambeth referrals

Please fill in the Lambeth speech and language therapy referral form 

 

Southwark referrals

Referrals must be made on a common assessment framework (CAF) form

Tongue tie clinic expansion
 

Due to an increase in demand, Evelina London is expanding the rapid access surgeon-led tongue tie clinic for babies less than three months’ old.


Due to an increase in demand, Evelina London is expanding the rapid access surgeon-led tongue tie clinic for babies less than three months’ old.


The service includes tongue tie assessment, division, thorough breastfeeding review, and a plan for continuing to breastfeed.

 

Referrals can be made via email to gst-tr.evelinatonguetieclinic@nhs.net.

Family nurse partnership helps teenage parents
 

We provide a family nurse partnership (FNP) parenting programme for first time teenage parents. The programme supports parents with:

  • Pregnancy outcomes, so that babies have the best start in life
  • The child’s health and development, by improving parenting knowledge and skills
  • Parents’ economic self sufficiency, by helping them to achieve their aspirations (such as employment or returning to education).


We provide a family nurse partnership (FNP) parenting programme for first time teenage parents. The programme supports parents with:

  • Pregnancy outcomes, so that babies have the best start in life
  • The child’s health and development, by improving parenting knowledge and skills
  • Parents’ economic self sufficiency, by helping them to achieve their aspirations (such as employment or returning to education).


The programme is delivered by our highly trained and specialist family nurses.  It consists of home visits that start at pregnancy and continue until the children are two years old.

In order to achieve the best possible outcome, family nurses need to start working with teenagers as early as possible, ideally at 16 weeks gestation.

We accept referrals for pregnant women who are:

  • 19 or under at conception.
  • Having their first baby
  • Less than 28 weeks pregnant
  • Living in Lambeth/Southwark or registered with a GP in Lambeth/Southwark
  • Looked After by Lambeth/Southwark Local Authority (dependent on location of placement).


Lambeth referrals

Download the Lambeth referral form  and email it to dorothy.porter1@nhs.net Tel: 0203 049 4077 fax 020 3049 5367

Southwark referrals

Download the Southwark referral form  and email it to: rachel.barlett@nhs.net  Tel: 0207138 7840 fax 020 3049 8182

For more information visit www.fnp.co.uk.

Health visiting extended service
 

Health visitors in Lambeth and Southwark will now be able to offer an extended service to families with children under the age of five. All health visitors will be providing extra health education, health promotion and family/parenting skills.


Health visitors in Lambeth and Southwark will now be able to offer an extended service to families with children under the age of five. All health visitors will be providing extra health education, health promotion and family/parenting skills.


All families will have access to specialist groups to help support children with challenging behaviours and development challenges. The support groups will be available at home, in children’s centres, in early year’s settings, or in GP surgeries.

 

The full health visiting teams will also be providing:

 

  • Antenatal visits for all women expecting a baby by 28 weeks of pregnancy, not just first time mothers
  • Follow-up new birth visit
  • Weaning visit at four months
  • More targeted support visit instead of having to refer onto specific services.

 

For more information or advice from the Evelina London health visiting team, please use their new email address healthvisitingservice@gstt.nhs.uk.

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 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

Kids Sleep Dr app launched
 
Around 20% of children have sleep problems which their parents find hard to deal with. With the exception of some of the more serious sleep disorders, many childhood sleep problems can be solved by parents once they have the confidence and knowledge to understand what is happening and how best to help. 

 

Kids Sleep Dr  is a new sleep diary app which allows parents to understand their child’s sleep patterns, track their progress, and receive sleep tips personalised to their child.


Around 20% of children have sleep problems which their parents find hard to deal with. With the exception of some of the more serious sleep disorders, many childhood sleep problems can be solved by parents once they have the confidence and knowledge to understand what is happening and how best to help. 

 

Kids Sleep Dr  is a new sleep diary app which allows parents to understand their child’s sleep patterns, track their progress, and receive sleep tips personalised to their child.

Designed by Professor Paul Gringras and sleep experts at Evelina London with technology company RMA Consulting, the app features an innovative finger-painting technique so parents can fill in their child’s sleep diary by ‘painting’ in the hours.

 

Research shows that most apps emit blue enriched light, which can postpone and disturb sleep. Kids Sleep Dr is the first app to use a unique colour palette that emits light that won’t disturb sleep.

 

Kids Sleep Dr allows parents to email summary reports, containing all relevant patient data, at the touch of a button from their smartphone. 

 

Kids Sleep Dr is available for download now on iOS, with an Android version to follow. Visit www.kidssleepdr.com for more information.

 

Specialist rheumatology evening clinics for adolescents and young adults
 

Further to the launch of the paediatric rheumatology services in 2014, Evelina London now has specialist evening clinics for adolescents (13-17years – at Evelina London Children’s Hospital) and young adults (17-24 years – at Guy’s Hospital). The clinics are supported by paediatric and adult rheumatologists, nurse specialists and a physiotherapist.


Further to the launch of the paediatric rheumatology services in 2014, Evelina London now has specialist evening clinics for adolescents (13-17years – at Evelina London Children’s Hospital) and young adults (17-24 years – at Guy’s Hospital). The clinics are supported by paediatric and adult rheumatologists, nurse specialists and a physiotherapist.

The clinics accept referrals for juvenile idiopathic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthritis, Sjogren’s, chronic pain syndrome, hyper mobility, fibromyalgia, sporting injury, osteoporosis and other conditions requiring rheumatological assessment. 

 

Young patients (0-19 years) with possible lupus, vasculitis, scleroderma, and dermatomyositis should be directed to Dr Wilkinson (Paediatric Rheumatology Consultant) or Professor David D’Cruz (Clinical Lead) to be seen in the combined clinic for young people with multisystem inflammatory disease on Wednesday evenings.

How to refer

 

Adolescent service email rheve@gstt.nhs.uk

Young adults service through choose and book

 

Both clinics accept referrals from all South London GPs.

Cow’s milk protein allergy update
 

We provide cow’s milk protein allergy services for children at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.


We provide cow’s milk protein allergy services for children at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.


It can be difficult to differentiate between normal feed related symptoms and cow’s milk protein allergies. There are two types of cow milk protein allergies (CMPA):

 

  • Immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated allergy which presents with rapid onset in symptoms following drinking cow’s milk.
  • Non- IgE mediated which is more subtle and can present with symptoms such as colic, reflux, eczema, faltering growth, variable bowel habit etc.

 

The key to diagnosis and management is to make one intervention at time:

 

IgE mediated allergy

  • Is tested and diagnosed with a skin prick test or an antibody blood test,
  • It is usually managed by secondary care at the Evelina London allergy clinic.

 

Straightforward non- IgE mediated CMPA

  • Is diagnosed following an improvement in symptoms after a trial elimination of cow’s milk protein from the diet,
  • It can be managed in primary care with the support of a dietician.

 

If you have a child with suspected CMPA please refer to the general paediatric team through choose and book, a direct referral or the CARS service

If you suspect multiple food allergies or an IgE mediated CMPA, please refer directly to the paediatric allergy service.

Latest news
Adult Local Services – at the heart of our community
 
Find out about Guy’s and St Thomas’ plans to transform the way we care for local people at a drop-in event on 3 June.
Find out about Guy’s and St Thomas’ plans to transform the way we care for local people at a drop-in event on 3 June.

Adult Local Services matter to us. More than 50% of the care that we provide for patients is for Lambeth and Southwark residents.

Our aim is to provide the best care for people who live and work locally, in convenient locations for them - at home, in community health centres, or in hospital. So we’re bringing our services together so we work as one team with one goal in mind - to provide high quality, joined-up personal care.

Why not join us at our launch event at Gracefield Gardens Health Centre in Streatham on Wednesday 3 June from 2-3.30pm – no need to book, just come along on the day.

Treatment options for fibroids – helping patients to make an informed choice
 

A new project looking at the information women receive when considering treatment options for management of fibroids at Guy’s and St Thomas’ is carrying out a series of patient focus groups over June. We would like to speak to women being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ who have recently been diagnosed with fibroids and are currently considering treatment options, or who have recently undergone a surgical procedure for fibroids – uterine artery embolisation, myomectomy or hysterectomy.


A new project looking at the information women receive when considering treatment options for management of fibroids at Guy’s and St Thomas’ is carrying out a series of patient focus groups over June. We would like to speak to women being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ who have recently been diagnosed with fibroids and are currently considering treatment options, or who have recently undergone a surgical procedure for fibroids – uterine artery embolisation, myomectomy or hysterectomy.



We hope that patients will be able to share their experiences and insights with us, to help us improve and enhance experience and access to information for future patients.

 

We will be running patient focus groups across several locations in South-East London over June, and we would need patients to attend one 1½ hour session, working with other patients. More information can be found in the flyer attached. Would you be able to help us by putting this flyer up in your waiting rooms/pointing relevant patients towards the sessions?

We would be grateful if you could print and display this leaflet in your practice.

For more information, please contact Yvonne Akande (Senior Project Manager) Yvonne.akande@kcl.ac.uk or tel: 0207 188 9529

Download the DynaMed app for quick access to clinical topic summaries
 

The point-of-care reference tool DynaMed is now available for all GP’s working in Lambeth and Southwark to download as an app from the iTunes store and Google Play. DynaMed provides point-of-care access to current and unbiased healthcare evidence. It supports all aspects of mental health and physical healthcare.


The point-of-care reference tool DynaMed is now available for all GP’s working in Lambeth and Southwark to download as an app from the iTunes store and Google Play. DynaMed provides point-of-care access to current and unbiased healthcare evidence. It supports all aspects of mental health and physical healthcare.

How to get the DynaMed app                             

 

1)      First you will need to login to your Athens account and set up mobile access. Click the following link to login to Athens and access DynaMed directly  

2)      Once you are on the DynaMed website click ‘Mobile’ on the navigation menu. Enter your email address when prompted and you will be sent an link to download the app. Make sure you access your email account on the device that you want to install the app. The email you receive will include a authentication key which you will need to activate the app.

 

3)      When you have opened the email on your device follow step 1 and download the app from the appropriate store. A link is provided so you just need to select the right app store for your device.

 

4)      Once you have the app installed go back to the email and click ‘authentication key’ in step 2. This will automatically activate your account. Once you have installed an update for the app it will be ready to use.

 

If you have any questions about using DynaMed or any other e-resources please contact Reay House Library by telephone: 020 3228 6462, email library@slam.nhs.uk or check out our website: www.slam.nhs.uk/library .

GP survey – Unified Point of Access for @home & Enhanced Rapid Response
 

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

 
To have your say, please complete this short 5 minute survey by Friday 15 May. 


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

 
To have your say, please complete this short 5 minute survey by Friday 15 May. 


About these services

 

@home:

Provides acute clinical care at home that would otherwise be carried out in hospital.

 

Enhanced Rapid Response (ERR):

Provides medically stable adults with home based rehabilitation and support to avoid hospital admission.

 

Unified Point of Access

(UPA):

Introduced in Nov/Dec 2014 to:

  • make it easier to refer – a single telephone number
  • help you identify the right service if the referral is complex
  • enable @home & ERR clinicians to work more closely to avoid admissions and offer timely intervention.
Service updates
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Maternity Services
 
Our maternity services currently have capacity to accept referrals from all areas of London.

Our maternity services provide a wide range of services from their main hospital sites as well as a large number of community sites across the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. The Maternity inpatient services are based on the St Thomas’ site with the majority of antenatal and postnatal care provided in the community setting.

The Maternity Service at St Thomas’ Hospital is one of the largest single site maternity units in London, with approximately 6,600 NHS births and 350 private births each year. We currently have capacity to accept referrals from all areas of London.

The list of services offered can be found in the maternity services brochure available to download here.

 

How to refer:

 

We encourage GPs to use Choose and Book to refer patients for maternity care.

 

Alternatively referrals can be made by completing the standard referral form on our website.

 

Women can also self refer to the antenatal clinic.

 

For further information please call the antenatal booking office on 020 7188 8002

Management of salivary gland disease
 
The oral and maxillofacial surgery department at Guy’s Hospital has specialised in the development of new techniques to preserve the major salivary glands over the last 10 years. 
The oral and maxillofacial surgery department at Guy’s Hospital has specialised in the development of new techniques to preserve the major salivary glands over the last 10 years. 

The current standard of practice for obstructive salivary gland disease is to have the offending gland removed. The common causes of obstruction are salivary stones (80%) and strictures (20%). Stagnant saliva, much like blood, will clot and the gel formed will not pass through strictured areas so causing obstruction. 

How the service operates

We have tiny endoscopes which allow us to examine the salivary ducts directly and retrieve small stones using baskets. We also now use a small handheld lithotripter; a small wire passed along the endoscope to touch the stone can transmit a shockwave which will break the calculus and allow the fragments to be extracted. This means that stones up to 5-6mm can be retrieved under local anaesthetic.

For larger stones, we have developed surgical techniques that allow us to use the endoscope to direct the surgeon onto the stone so that the stone can be relieved and a functioning gland retained. 

Our results with both basket and surgical retrieval have been published. We have completely changed the standard of care. Rather than 100% of glands being removed we now only remove 3%. No similar comprehensive service is available in the UK. 

 

How to refer

 

By letter to:

Professor Mark McGurk

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

3rd Floor, Bermondsey Wing

Guy's Hospital

London SE1 9RT

 

Please note that a Choose and Book pathway is not available for this service. 

 

For further information please contact Ms Sandi Marzieh (PA to Prof McGurk) on 020 7188 4349 or email marzieh.sandi@gstt.nhs.uk.

Clinical updates
How to apply emollients for eczema
 

See some key points to instruct your patients on.


Key points to instruct your patients on:

 

  • Emollients should be applied to all areas of skin so that the skin barrier function is supported - this will help prevent new areas of eczema forming
  • Wash your hands before applying emollients as they are covered in microbes
  • Apply with downward strokes following the direction of hair growth
  • Apply frequently eg at every nappy change
  • Expect to use a 500g pot or pump dispenser every 1-2 weeks
  • Use a clean spoon to scoop emollient out of pots - not fingers!
  • Emollients containing paraffin are flammable - be cautious near a flame source eg when smoking.

 

For further information please contact the eczema education programme team at eczemaeducation@gstt.nhs.uk.

Pathology updates from Viapath
Pathology updates from Viapath
 

Evelina Children’s Hospital (Phlebotomy department)

Opening/closing times (excluding Bank Holidays) are as follows:

Monday-Friday 8.30am-6pm (last patient registration 5.30pm)

 

Gentle Reminder: HbA1c requests

 

When requesting full blood count (FBC) and HbA1c, two separate EDTA samples must be supplied.


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


Training and events
Working alone in people’s homes: The rewards and challenges of community care
 

A Schwartz Round is a multi-disciplinary forum in which staff explore the human aspects of delivering care and the challenges that staff face.


A Schwartz Round is a multi-disciplinary forum in which staff explore the human aspects of delivering care and the challenges that staff face.



This one-hour meeting open to all staff isfacilitated by Dr Anna Janssen (Clinical Psychologist) and Dr Adrian Hopper (Deputy Medical Director), Guy’s and St Thomas’

 

Date: Friday 22 May (1–2pm)

 

Venue: West Norwood Leisure Centre, SE27 0DF

 

Cost: free. There is no need to book.

 

A light lunch will be provided from 12.30pm

 

 

For further information please email Hannah Wierzbicki (QIPS Project Co-ordinator) hannah.weirzbicki@gstt.nhs.uk

Common back and spinal problems in primary care
 

An evening event for GPs organised by Guy’s and St Thomas’ and the Royal College of General Practitioners.


An evening event for GPs organised by Guy’s and St Thomas’ and the Royal College of General Practitioners.


Mr Jaykar  Panchmatia, Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Guy's and St. Thomas',  will present on:

 

  • Sciatica and back pain
  • Tips on how to do a targeted assessment.

 

Date: Thursday 11 June

 

Time: Buffet from 7pm - lecture starts at 7.40pm

 

Venue: South Wing Lecture Theatre, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH

To book a place visit the RCGP website.

If you require any further information please email Alex Risorto (Primary Care Liaison Manager) at alex.risorto@gstt.nhs.uk.



Free maternity update 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 Thursday 25 June.


Women's Services at Guy’s and St Thomas' would like to invite all GPs and community nurses to a free evening workshop on Thursday 25 June.


Topics include:

  • Pre-pregnancy counselling and care
  • Hypertension in pregnancy
  • Diabetes in pregnancy.

Cost: free

Date: Thursday 25 June 2015 (7-9pm)

Venue:  Robens Suite, Floor 29 Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT

Light supper will be provided.

There will be clinical case discussions and attendance certificates. This evening event carries two CPD points.

To book a place click here. 

If you have any problems in accessing the weblink, please email alex.risorto@gstt.nhs.uk.

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.
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.

Topics include:   

Management of fibroids

• Cervical screening and colposcopy


Cost:
free

Date:
Monday 13 July 2015 (7-9pm)

Venue:  Robens Suite, Floor 29 Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT

Light supper will be provided.

There will be clinical case discussions and attendance certificates.   This evening event carries two CPD points.

To book a place click here.

If you have any problems in accessing the weblink, please email alex.risorto@gstt.nhs.uk.

Training and events
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.

 


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.

SAGE & THYME was developed to teach the core skills of dealing with people in distress.  

This free course helps healthcare professionals to:

 

• Recognise psychological distress

• Empower patient and carers who are worried or distressed

• Avoid causing psychological harm

• Communicate honestly and compassionately

• Know when they have reached the boundary of their competence.

For dates in 2015 click here
 
For further information on venues and to book a place email: Eileen.Mcnamara@gstt.nhs.uk / kathleen.desantos@gstt.nhs.uk or phone 020 7188 7549

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.


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.

Overall aims and objectives

This course provides participants with an overview of anogenital and oral dermatology, including diagnosis, treatment options, dealing with complications and comorbidities, and the latest research in the field. Throughout the programme clinical based studies will be used to highlight current treatments and to combine theory and clinical practice.


Register today  to take advantage of the early booking fee.

Date:    14 – 15 May 2015
Time:    9.00am –  5.00pm
Venue:  The Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, London, NW1 4LE

If you have any enquiries about this course, please contact the events team at events@gstt.nhs.uk or phone 020 7188 1622/3


Skin Biopsy Course
 

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


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

This course includes a range of practical and theoretical workshops delivered by nursing and medical experts in the field of Dermatological Surgery.

Workshops include:

  • Skin biopsies
  • Excisions
  • Cautery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Suturing
  • Professional issues


Date: 21 and 22 May

Venue: St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London
SE1 7EH

Cost: £350.00

For more information and to book your place, please contact Jamie Biggs on 0207 188 6293 or email educationadmindermatology@gstt.nhs.uk

Bespoke education programme for teenagers with atopic eczema
 

GPs and practice nurses in Lambeth are invited to attend this short course on allergy and eczema

 


This free course covers: 


  • Recent developments in understanding eczema
  • Potential triggers and how to manage them
  • Allergy and eczema (including the link with food allergy)
  • Treatments  (with a focus on emollients and topical corticosteroids).


Dates: Friday 22 May (2 - 3.30pm) or Tuesday 26 May (1.30 – 3pm)

Venue:  Gracefield Gardens Health and Social Care Centre
2-8 Gracefield Gardens
Streatham
SW16 2ST


The Eczema Education Programme (EEP) is for parents of children with atopic eczema and is delivered by eczema specialist nurses from Guy’s and St Thomas’.  We are commissioned by Lambeth CCG.


For more information on how to refer to the Eczema Education Programme, please email eczemaeducation@gstt.nhs.uk.

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.

This  one day course 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. Topics covered will include:

  •  Assessment and structured communication
  • Considerations in MDT and discharge planning
  • Special circumstances around Delirium and Dementia

Upcoming dates:

Friday 29 May 2015

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Wednesday 7 October 2015

Tuesday 1 December 2015

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Tuesday 1 March 2016

 
Time: 8:30am - 4:45pm

Venue: SaIL centre, Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospital

1st Floor, St Thomas' House

Westminster Bridge Road

London SE1 7EH


Cost: free

 

For further details and an application form please email: simulation@gstt.nhs.uk

King’s Health Partners Clinical Health Psychology Conference
 
King’s Health Partners invite you to attend an exciting event on the theme of psychological well-being and mind-body integrated practice. This day will highlight the diversity of clinical, research, academic and service development work in which psychologists are involved in physical health settings in south-east London.
King’s Health Partners invite you to attend an exciting event on the theme of psychological well-being and mind-body integrated practice. This day will highlight the diversity of clinical, research, academic and service development work in which psychologists are involved in physical health settings in south-east London.

Programme and speakers include:

 

Professor John Weinman, Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicine, King’s College London

  • Understanding and improving treatment adherence: the contribution of health psychology

 

Professor Rona Moss Morris, Professor of Psychology as applied to Medicine, King’s College London

  • MRC Framework to develop low intensity CBT for people with long term conditions

 

Professor Lance McCracken, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, King’s College London

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for chronic pain.


Date: 18 June8.30am- 5.30pm

Venue: Room B5, Franklin-Wilkins Building, King's College London Waterloo Campus

 

Click here to register via Eventbrite

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For further information contact Dr Nicky Thomas (Head of Psychological Services Guy’s and St Thomas) nicky.thomas@gstt.nhs.uk  

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.


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.


Programme includes:

  • Inherited metabolic disease services
  • Patient pathways
  • Adult metabolic services
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU),Urinary Cycle Disorders (ME/UCD), Mitochondrial disorders (Mit)
  • Lab overview : analytical audit, vitamin deficiency : B12/IMD’s
  • Folate pathway and nutristasis lab.

 

Date: 26 June 2015 (9.30am-4.30pm)

Venue: Guy’s and St Thomas’ Education Centre, London SE1 7NJ

Cost: The registration fee is £25.00

 

To request a registration form or copy of the programme please email: Jacqui McAleer, JM Associates at  jmassociates1@me.com

Royal College of Pathologists accreditation applied for (1 CPD credit per hour)

Royal College of General Practitioner Accreditation: 1 CPD credit per hour can be applied for

Private patient services
Private physiotherapy service
 

Do your patients have private medical insurance?

 

The specialist private physiotherapy service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ offers a comprehensive range of services recognised by all major UK private medical insurance companies to supplement NHS management pathways.


Do your patients have private medical insurance?

 

The specialist private physiotherapy service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ offers a comprehensive range of services recognised by all major UK private medical insurance companies to supplement NHS management pathways.


With a team of expert clinicians, the service manages not only sports related injuries but also occupational health and work related problems.

 

Services include:

 

  • Rehabilitative conditioning
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pilates
  • Hand therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Joint mobilisation & soft tissue massage therapies

 

The service is also available for self-funding patients.

 

All profits are reinvested back into Guy’s and St Thomas’ to improve NHS services.

 

To make a referral or find out more please contact:

 

Email: private.physiotherapy@gstt.nhs.uk

Guy’s Hospital              020 7188 5100

St Thomas’ Hospital      020 7188 5097

 

For further information visit Guy’s and St Thomas’ private healthcare website (link) http://www.guysandstthomasprivatehealthcare.co.uk/physiotherapy

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