NOUS – South East Ultrasound

 

South East Ultrasound Ltd currently provide a community based routine Non-Obstetric Ultrasound diagnostic imaging service for patients registered with a GP practice in the South Kent Coast locality.  The aim of the service is to aid early diagnostics and avoid the need for unnecessary referral to secondary care and to support the shift of activity in to a primary care or other community setting

South East Ultrasound Referral Form

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Inclusion criteria

South East Ultrasound Ltd will accept routine NOUS referrals for the following:

  1. General abdominal – includes assessment of the aorta, biliary tract, gallbladder, inferior vena cava, kidneys, liver, pancreas, retroperitoneum and spleen
  2. Gynaecology – including transabdominal and transvaginal
  3. Renal / bladder / prostate
  4. Scrotal / testicular
  5. Musculoskeletal
  6. Vascular – does not include suspected DVT

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Exclusion criteria

The following are excluded for this service:

  1. Cancer – any patient with suspected cancer should be referred through the two week wait referral pathway.
    1. NOTE:  South East Ultrasound Ltd is an accredited NG 12 NOUS provider and will accept referrals for suspected cancers:  gall bladder, liver, pancreas (if CT pancreas is not suitable) and testicular
    2. Please click here for further information, including turnaround times and for the separate Urgent GP Direct Access Ultrasound Referral Form
  2. Ultrasound guided procedures
  3. Obstetric care
  4. Scans for:
    1. Breast
    2. Cardiac Imaging
    3. Chest
    4. Ophthalmology
    5. Superficial masses or lumps in the neck, axilla or groin
    6. Thyroid
    7. Suspected DVT
    8. Children under the age of 18
    9. Non-NHS Patients

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Locations of service

South East Ultrasound Ltd run clinics from the following GP practices.  Patients can choose which of the following they would like their scan:

Deal Locality:

  1. St Richard's Road Surgery - 227 St Richard's Road, Deal, CT14 9LF
  2. The Cedars Surgery - 24 Marine Road, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7DN

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Dover Locality:

  1. Aylesham Medical Practice - Queens Road, Aylesham, Canterbury, CT3 3BB
  2. High Street Surgery - 100 High Street, Dover, CT16 1EQ
  3. Peter Street Surgery - Peter Street, Dover, CT16 1EF
  4. Wingham Surgery (branch of Aylesham Medical Practice) - 2 North Court Road, Wingham, Canterbury, CT3 1BN

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Folkestone Locality:

  1. Folkestone Health Centre - 15-25 Dover Road, Folkestone, CT20 1JY
  2. Sandgate Road Surgery - 180 Sandgate Road, Folkestone, CT20 2HN

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Hythe and Rural:

  1. Oaklands Health Centre - Stade Street, Hythe, CT21 6BD
  2. Romney Marsh Day Centre - Rolfe Lane New Romney Kent TN28 8JR

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Clinic schedule

Click on the link below for the times and frequency of the clinics at the various locations

South East Ultrasound Clinic Schedule

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Contact details

E-mail: southeastultrasound.admin@nhs.net - for all referrals and general enquiries

E-mail: southeastultrasound@nhs.net - for any queries where you may need to speak to a sonographer directly

Tel: 07484 047971

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