of time, by a team of experienced
Thyroid cancer and complex cases
are discussed at the weekly Thyroid
Multidisciplinary Team Meeting, where
the most appropriate and comprehensive
recommendation for a plan of care is
made for each patient.
The Team offers a comprehensive
range of thyroid surgeries for benign
conditions and thyroid cancer, as
well as revision thyroid surgery and
extensive procedures such as removal
of retrosternal goitres, which may
require the involvement of thoracic
surgeons. The surgical team has access
to neuromonitoring, which allows
our surgeons to identify, confirm and
monitor the recurrent laryngeal nerve
and other cranial nerves during thyroid
New State-Of-The-Art Gym
Diabetes is a growing epidemic worldwide; the International Diabetes Federation
(IDF) estimates that in 2013, more than 382 million people were suffering from
diabetes. In addition to this, the number of people developing Type 2 diabetes
worldwide is expected to rise to 592 million by 2035.
Closer to home, according to the State of the Nation Report, almost a quarter
of a million people were diagnosed with diabetes last year in the UK alone –
and an estimated 7.4% of England’s population live with the condition.
One of the main shortcomings in diabetes care is in the variability of care
offered to patients. Our aim is to become a high reliability organisation when
it comes to diabetes care for our patients.
At London Bridge Hospital, at least 40% of patients admitted at any one time
have diabetes as an underlying condition, and at least 95% of these patients
are primarily from the Middle East. More than 75% of these patients are
admitted with poorly-controlled diabetes and complications of diabetes, such
as retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy and heart disease.
The training which is offered to all of our nurses ensures that they are equipped
with evidence-based skills and knowledge about diabetes to guarantee that our
patients receive the best care possible. Topics include guidelines on how to care
for a patient admitted with hyperglycaemia (a high blood glucose level), and what
to do when a patient experiences hypoglycaemia (a low blood glucose level).
Getting diabetes care right is essential for maintaining high-quality, consistent
patient care across the hospital.
In addition to this, our Diabetes Specialist Nurse,Tembi Chinaire, will be
working alongside our endocrinologists and diabetiologists, to provide
education for patients on starting on insulin or other therapies like GLP1,
insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring and general diabetes education
in an outpatient setting.
For more information on diabetes and the dedicated care offered at
London Bridge Hospital, please contact Tembi Chinaire, Diabetes Specialist
T: 020 7234 3100