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The GP – Issue 44 – 11/06/2021

The GP is a brief newsletter keeping you up to date with all things KEVII. This week’s read time: 5 mins

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

Next week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and a time to highlight the importance of women having regular screenings to help in the prevention of cervical cancer.

During the pandemic, many women have been putting off getting their tests done, which is putting an added pressure on the service through the NHS. At King Edward VII’s Hospital, we have capacity to offer cervical screening with our GPs or consultant gynaecologists every day of the week. Patients can also self-refer for this service.

If any abnormalities are detected, patients can then go on to have a colposcopy with one our consultant gynaecologists, in a friendly supportive environment with nursing support. Biopsies can also be taken during the same visit to expedite the diagnosis.

Below is a list of our specialists who offer smear tests:

GPs

Consultant gynaecologists

You can read more about the decrease in cervical screening and what can be done to improve uptake rates in a recent article we published on our Health Hub, reviewed by King Edward VII’s consultant gynaecologist, Mr Joseph Yazbek.

https://www.kingedwardvii.co.uk/health-hub/smear-test-rates-plunge-why-and-what-can-be-done-about-it

To refer your patients for a smear test, or any other service, please call our dedicated Contact Centre on 020 7467 4344 or email enquiries@kingedwardvii.co.uk

KEVII welcomes Professor Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami

We are delighted to welcome Professor Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami to King Edward VII’s Hospital.

Specialising in gynecology and gynaecological cancer, her areas of interest include abnormal bleeding, ovarian cysts, colposcopy, abnormal smear, keyhole surgery and gynaecological surgery.

Read more about Professor Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami: https://www.kingedwardvii.co.uk/consultants/professor-sadaf-ghaem-maghami

To refer your patients to Professor Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami please phone our Contact Centre on 0207 467 4344 or email enquires at enquiries@kingedwardvii.co.uk.

Upcoming Webinar: Complex cataract and retinal disease management

Date for your diary: Wednesday 23rd June, 6pm

King Edward VII’s Hospital invites to you to a live educational webinar discussing the management of complex cataract and retinal disease with Mr Jason Ho, consultant ophthalmologist.

The session will offer guidance on how to manage such patients and when to refer them. Have your questions answered during an interactive Q&A following the presentation.

Book your free place today: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CS3-4jciTGiQfeAzoaIpaw