Women's Health Study Day
Joint Meeting with The British Menopause Society
The Gynaecology Department
will be hosting a joint study day with the British Menopause Society. Developed for clinicians with an interest in reproductive health, the menopause and post menopause health.
full programme, some of the topics covered will include the diagnosis and
management of premature ovarian failure, psychosexual medicine, premenopausal
contraception and an HRT update. Each topic is presented by nationally recognised
gynaecologists and specialist gynaecology nurses, giving you the chance to pose
questions and discuss women’s health and the management of menopausal women in
a primary care setting.
Details of the session for your diary:
Date: Wednesday 23rd March
Time: 0900 - 1700
Venue: Post Graduate
Centre, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
The study day is open to all
primary care professionals. Please download a registration form here and for more information please visit the
British Menopause Society website.
The John Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health
Hunter Clinic for Sexual Health based at the St Stephen's Centre has recently
extended its clinics to offer increased access to patients and a greater
variety of clinical services. New services include:
- Family Planning —advice, support and a wide range of contraceptives
including LARC (Implanon, Depo Provera, IUD/IUS)
- Cont@ct 3—a caring, confidential environment for young people
aged 19 and under. Offering STI screening, emergency contraception,
pregnancy testing, termination of pregnancy referral, contraception
including free condoms, information and advice about sexual health and
compliment the clinic's existing services, which include:
- Screening and treatment for
STIs and other genital infections
- HIV testing and onward referral
for HIV care where necessary
- Contraception clinics and
- Sexual Health Adviser service
providing advice and support around all aspects of STIs and HIV including
partner notification and risk reduction
- Free condoms and lubricant
- Telephone/text results service
- Specialist Referral Clinics—for
long term or recurrent problems including Genital Herpes.
- Rapid HIV testing with results
- Post Exposure Prophylaxis
(PEP)—for HIV exposure
Hunter Clinic now operates walk-in
clinics on Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays, for further detail of these clinics
please see our website.
Patients can also access clinics by booking an appointment online or via our
call centre (020 3315 6699)
2011 Directory of Services
you will receive hand delivered copies of the 2011 Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Directory of Services.
positive comments on the paediatric directory published in November 2008 and feedback
via the latest GP survey for the need for similar information on all our
clinical services we have updated and incorporated the paediatric directory
into a new comprehensive directory.
choice and complexity of services offered by hospitals in London we have aimed to provide concise,
easy-to-access information about the services we offer and the healthcare
professionals that provide them.
we will also be adding a consultant directory to our website with information
on the specialist interests and contact details of each of our consultants.
The directory is also available on the newly updated Healthcare Professionals section of our website. If your
practice has not received a copy by the end of February or if you would like
additional copies please contact Jonathan Harris.
Update and Survey
Following 12 months of development to improve access and increase
therapies available to patients the physiotherapy service now seeks your
Taking a few moments to provide feedback in the survey gives you the
opportunity to help the MSK Physiotherapy team to meet the needs of patients
and primary care.
follow this link to complete the survey:
March - The
service introduced an Appointment Reminder System. To date it has helped
reduce the DNA rate from over 10% down to 5% and has also helped to re-allocate
July - The
Therapy Department received a written endorsement from the Chartered Society of
Physiotherapy for our unique profile in generating clinically relevant research
and integrating research findings into clinical practice to improve clinical
The service began to pilot an acupuncture clinic for patients with low back
pain, knee osteoarthritis and shoulder pain. Acupuncture had already been
available to suitable patients but this new clinic model
has enabled greater access to acupuncture treatment for patients referred to
physiotherapy for these conditions.
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HIV and Sexual Health Education
March and April 2011
HIV What You Need To Know Course
for all those who need an in-depth view of HIV including diagnosis, current
treatments, HIV testing, adherence and resistance, mental health problems,
ethical issues and a patient panel.
the session for your diary:
& 15th April 2011
Venue: Chelsea and Westminster
Sexually Transmitted Infections
including epidemiology, principles of STI service provision, sexual history
skills, how to discuss STIs with patients in primary care, management of sexual
partner contact tracing, challenges of health promotion, HIV testing in
practice; clinical scenarios and management.
the session for your diary:
March/1st April 2011
Venue: Chelsea and Westminster
days are open to all primary care professionals. Download further information
here or email Linda Connor (HIV & Sexual Health Education
As of the 4th January all
women who have a cervical smear test taken in GP practices in the southern part
of NHS Kensington and Chelsea and the Victoria and Pimlico areas of NHS Westminster
and have clinical indication for colposcopy will have their cervical cytology
report referred direct to the colposcopy clinic at Chelsea and Westminster
The information regarding
this new process of referral has been circulated to you by Kate Glass for
Kensington and Chelsea GPs and from Judith Walker for Victoria and Pimlico
If you have any questions
please email our Nurse Colposcopist Sue Ogden at Chelsea
and Westminster Hospital or telephone the colposcopy clinic
on 0203 315 5927
Referrals to Physiotherapy
NHS Kensington and Chelsea
department is encouraging GPs in NHS Kensington and Chelsea to use the new physiotherapy
referral form (EMIS and Vision) to refer into the service.
number to access the service is now 020 3315 8402 and is the only point
of access for patients who wish to have their physiotherapy at the following clinics:
- Chelsea and Westminster
Gate Centre for Health
- Kensington Park Medical Centre
Melchett Health Centre
Patients requiring an urgent appointment can be seen
within 1 week. For
patients who require a standard physiotherapy appointment we have appointments
available within 4 week.
Maternity Services rated amongst the best in London
Women who have had their babies in the trust have rated our maternity care as
among the best in London
in an independent survey.
According to the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) survey of
women’s experiences of all maternity services in England,
only four hospitals in London
were rated better than the national average—we were one of them.
The results of the survey, published in December,
revealed that 61% of women who gave birth at Chelsea
and Westminster Hospital
last February rated their care as ‘Excellent’—the third best rating in London.
The Trust’s performance has improved markedly since the last
survey in 2007 with our results on 16 of the 53 questions ‘significantly
better’. However, the results do demonstrate that further work is
needed to improve women’s satisfaction with our maternity services,
particularly in relation to postnatal care.
We have already implemented a number of changes
since the survey was carried out last February including:
- Providing a 24-hour cleaning/housekeeping presence on Labour
- Reducing midwifery vacancy rates from 40% to 12%
- The Maternity section of the Trust website has also been
revamped to include an innovative new service—an e-midwife called ‘Lola’
provides advice for non-urgent queries on all aspects of midwifery care.
An action plan for further improvements will be
agreed by the Maternity Services Liaison
Committee. Further information including detailed results for all
maternity units in England
are available on the Care Quality Commission website.
56 Dean Street wins top NHS award
Staff at 56
Dean Street, our HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, won the ‘Success in Partnership Working’ category
of the London NHS Health and Social Care Awards 2010 for their Hepatitis B
screening, vaccination and treatment service run jointly with the Chinese
National Healthy Living Centre.
This award recognises staff who have developed integrated
services which are patient-centred and which cross professional and
The unique and innovative service provided at 56 Dean Street
encourages the Chinese community, some of whom may have recently arrived in the
UK and who may not speak English, to take up Hepatitis B screening, vaccination
and treatment. It aims to reduce undiagnosed Hepatitis B infection and
Consultant joiners and leavers
Sarah Shah - Paediatric Dentistry
Haifaa Nasir - Dermatology
Huhammad Choudry - Paediatric Surgery
Dhafer Beham - Dermatology
Emma Edmonds - Paediatric Dentistry
Wendy Mathews - Accident and Emergency
Vivien Thomas - Anaesthetics
Damian Fahy - Trauma and Orthopaedics