Referral to the Post COVID service is for people with persistent troublesome symptoms lasting more than 12 weeks following the initial acute illness with suspected Post-COVID syndrome. Refer for any moderate signs and symptoms where signposting is not appropriate, and a rehabilitation approach is required; or for the Post COVID […]
Please click here for the updated Service Specification inclusion criteria for Intermediate Care (ICT) Rehabilitation – please note Post Covid many of these assessments will be virtual as a first option.
From Wednesday 24 June 2020 EKHUFT will introduce plasma free metanephrines (pfMETs) to replace 24h urinary catecholamine (uCATs) for the investigation of phaeochromocytoma. Urine catecholamines (24h collection) will be completely withdrawn from our test repertoire on 31 August 2020. Introduction of this service within the laboratories at EKHUFT is […]
The on-line Carpal Tunnel Syndrome questionnaire has been designed to guide patients through a series of questions to help determine if they have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. A score of less than 20% indicates it is very unlikely they have the condition and should be referred into MSK services. A score […]
What is it: The Gender Identity Clinic provide treatment and support to a wide variety of people who have issues in relation to gender Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please see below details from Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust on how to refer patients to their Gender Identity Clinic […]
What is it: Crossroads Care Open Day and Dementia Awareness Event Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please see below details from Crossroads Care an Open Day for Crossroads to explain what services they offer, as well as a Dementia Awareness Event. For full details, including dates and venues, please […]
What is it: Asthma Management Newsletter – August 2019 Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please find below the Asthma Management Newsletter (August 2019). Topics cover ‘Understanding Asthma’ and ‘Asthma Diagnosis and Better Management’ . .
What is it: East Kent Respiratory Newsletter – July 2019 Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please find below the East Kent Respiratory Newsletter for July 2019. Topics cover new guidance on COPD and how to do COPD annual reviews, as well as exacerbation management of COPD . .
What is it: East Kent Children’s Commissioning Team Newsletter – Summer 2019 Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please find below a link to the East Kent Children’s Commissioning Team Newsletter (Summer 2019 edition) detailing the developments that have recently taken place. Topics cover the NHS’ ‘Fantastic FRED’ event (part […]
What is it: Medicines Shortage Notification – Salbutamol 2mg/5ml syrup Of interest to: Clinical staff Summary: Please see the notification below from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC): . Dear Colleagues, Please be aware that there is an important drug supply issue affecting: ‘Salbutamol 2mg/5ml syrup’ DHSC have […]