Pathology Update: Plasma free metanephrines (pfMETs) for the investigation of phaeochromocytoma

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 Urine catecholamines (24h collection) will be completely withdrawn from our test repertoire on 31 August 2020.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 […]

Updated GCA Referral Form

What is it: Updated Giant Cell Arteritis Referral Form Of interest to: GPs, admin staff Summary: East Kent Hospitals has provided an updated GCA Referral Form. This form removes all references to submitting the referral by fax. Please submit all referrals for suspected GCA via e-RS, attaching the revised proforma […]

Care Navigator Service Update

What is it: Care Navigator Service Update Of interest to: GPs Summary: The Community Care Navigation Service is now solely provided by Age Concern Deal following the withdrawal of Peabody and Age UK Hythe and Lyminge. There is also a new contact number and email address for this service, along […]

New e-RS Services Now Live

What is it: “Rapid Access Early Arthritis” and “Stroke” now live on e-RS Of interest to: GPs, Admin Staff Summary: East Kent Hospitals’ Outpatient Services Department can confirm that “Rapid Access Early Arthritis –Rheumatology” and “Stroke” (not TIA) have both gone live and are bookable on e-RS. . Please be […]

MSCC Guidance for GPs

What is it: Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression Guidance Of interest to: GPs Summary: Please find below the following alert card and guidance for GPs on what to do if you suspect any signs of possible metastatic spinal cord compression. The guidance includes which signs and symptoms require urgent v immediate […]

KMPT Mental Health Conference

What is it: KMPT Conference on Mental Health and Neuroimmunology When is it: Tuesday 10 September 2019 | 10:00 – 17:00 Where is it: School of Psychology, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NP Of interest to: GPs Summary: Please see below full details of the speakers for the […]

EK Advert for MSK Clinical Lead

What is it: East Kent Advert for MSK Clinical Lead Of interest to: GPs Summary: The East Kent CCGs are advertising for an East Kent GP to be the Clinical Lead for MSK. For full details, including closing date and how to apply, please see the flyer below: . .

Diabetes UK Best Practice Modelling Workshop

What is it: Diabetes UK Best Practice Modelling Workshop Of interest to: GPs, Practice Managers Summary: The Diabetes Service Redesign and Improvement Consultancy at Diabetes UK has been working in partnership with Kent and Medway STP to unpick the methods and approaches that help support better referral rates and uptake […]