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The GP – Issue 39 – 01/04/2021

The GP is a brief newsletter keeping you up to date with all things KEVII. This week’s read time: 10 mins

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

This month is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, so we’d like to highlight the work of our expert colorectal robotics team.

We also want to showcase our urgent bowel cancer service and share an article on the importance of early detection and FIT testing.

Meet our expert Colorectal Robotics team

We’re excited to announce the recent launch of our Colorectal Robotics Service, the UK’s premier clinic for robotic colorectal and general surgery.

Our expert team includes Danilo Miskovic and Charlie Evans – two of the UK’s foremost proctors in colorectal robotics, who regularly teach surgeons from all over the world – alongside Alex von Roon and James Kinross.

The team are specialists in robotic Gastrointestinal and General Surgery and will deliver ultra-precise, minimally invasive robotic surgeries for patients with bowel cancer, benign colorectal conditions and hernias, using our Da Vinci XI robot. They have performed more than 500 major robotic procedures between them.

They will be supported by our highly-skilled surgical and specialist nursing teams, offering a multidisciplinary approach to care.

Find out more about our Colorectal Robotics Service

To refer a patient, please call 020 7467 4344 or email enquiries@kingedwardvii.co.uk.

Urgent Bowel Cancer Service

Our Urgent Bowel Cancer Service offers patients with suspected bowel cancer a guaranteed appointment with a consultant colorectal surgeon within 48 hours of referral. We are focusing on early detection, making treatment faster, safer and more precise.

Find out more about our Urgent Bowel Cancer Service

To refer a patient, please call 020 7467 4344 or email enquiries@kingedwardvii.co.uk.

Read and share our FIT testing article

Bowel cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the UK. Most people that are diagnosed are aged 60 or over, but younger people can still develop the disease.

FIT testing is the most advanced, non-invasive screening tool for bowel cancer available. It is a simple at-home testing kit with a very low threshold for positive results, increasing the likelihood of early detection and faster treatment.

Find out more

To refer a patient, please call 020 7467 4344 or email enquiries@kingedwardvii.co.uk.

We remain open for private and NHS patients

We remain open during lockdown to provide care for private patients as we support the NHS. Thanks to our highly trained staff and breadth of expertise, we’re able to accommodate much of the demand around our private and NHS commitments.

You can still refer patients for virtual consultations, or face to face appointments in our COVID-secure outpatient rooms. Diagnostic tests and outpatient services are available as normal.

We urge the public to get the treatment they need, as we continue to provide safe patient care.

We’re also proud to announce that so far, we’ve vaccinated 80% of our staff.

Find out how to refer to our hospital

Recent webinars prove a great success

The public-facing webinars we held in March for Endometriosis Awareness Month – ‘Endometriosis Explained’ and ‘Severe Endometriosis Explained’ – were a great success.

For ‘Endometriosis Explained’, we hit our target of 250 subscribers, with 143 attending. There were 85 questions submitted via the Q&A feature which shows what an engaged audience we had.

Sign-ups for ‘Severe Endometriosis Explained’ were even better: we hit 290 subscribers! (with 120 attending).

You can watch recordings of both webinars here:

We’ll be hosting more public webinars soon, including one for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, so stay tuned.

Additionally, if you missed our recent GP webinars on gynaecological cancer and our Endometriosis Centre, you can catch the recordings here: