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New Services

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For more information on the Dietetic Survivorship Service, please contact the Dietetics Department at London Bridge

Hospital on

020 7234 2764/2282

, or email

[email protected]

Dietetic Survivorship

Service

Oncology patients receive a wealth of support from a variety of health professionals

throughout their treatment. Recent studies show that there are increasing benefits in

providing ongoing support beyond treatment, once patients are in their recovery stage.

Consequently, there has been more focus on the development of survivorship services

across the UK over recent years.

At London Bridge Hospital, our oncology patients all receive invaluable support from

registered dietitians throughout their journey. To build on this, we are now launching

our dietetic survivorship service, to help ensure patients receive the support they

require following the completion of their cancer treatment.

Due to the demanding nature of cancer treatment, the side effects and its interruption to

daily life, a change in both weight and lifestyle can transpire. Evidence suggests that healthy

diet and lifestyle changes are associated with a reduced risk of cancer reoccurrence, as

well as a reduced risk of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes,

obesity and osteoporosis. It is often an optimal time to address healthy diet and lifestyle

changes once patients have entered their remission stage, as many patients are motivated

to reassess their lives and make important health changes.

At London Bridge Hospital, our friendly team of dietitians provide flexible outpatient clinics, offering

one-to-one consultations lasting one hour.We offer appointments Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm. The

consultations involve a full dietetic assessment, tailored dietetic advice and an opportunity to address

nutritional concerns, with the aim of supporting patients to make long-lasting, beneficial dietary and

lifestyle changes. Health insurance companies will frequently authorise cover for dietetic consultations

if referred by a Consultant, or GP with consulting rights.We also offer discounts for our self-pay patients.

London Bridge Hospital is continuing its dedication to providing the highest standard

of care possible, with the introduction of a Pain Management Service; offering advice

and support to any patient, whether their pain is acute or chronic.

The Pain Management team – Clinical Nurse Specialist, Christine Groves, and Dr

Serge Nikolic, Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia – work in conjunction

with the patient’s admitting Consultant, nursing team and GP to assist with any pain

being experienced; whether it is suboptimal analgesia, analgesic side effects, problems

with rehabilitation due to pain or pain problems resulting in a delay in discharge.

A referral or request for the service can be made by any healthcare professional

working with the patient, after which an initial assessment will be carried out by our

Clinical Nurse Specialist, with the admitting Consultant kept up to date at all times.

The Pain Management Service is a complimentary service, and will not incur extra

charges to the patient or their insurer.

For more information on the Pain Management Service, please call:

T: 020 7234 2759

Pain Management

Service

London Bridge Hospital Launches