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General Practitioners

The Trust is committed to providing the best, and safest, possible care for our patients.

With reduced waiting times, other major improvements in our performance, and plans to redevelop St Helier hospital with a state-of-the-art building, the Trust is making excellent progress.

As part of this progress, the Trust is committed to improving the way we communicate with GPs, and forging stronger links with our colleagues in primary care.

We know patients benefit when GPs are kept up-to-date with the latest information about the services we offer, the latest referral information, how we are performing against a range of targets, and what we are doing to further improve patient care in our hospitals.

  • GP news This section contains news items for our local GPs.
  • Events for GPs This section lists a number of events for local GPs
  • GP liaison office Our GP liaison office, complete with dedicated hotline and email address is now up and running, and ready to assist you with any issues that need addressing.
  • Directory of our services This directory of our services is an easy way to access up to date information about the services provided by Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, detailing which consultant provides them, where they are provided and contact information for the individual specialties.
  • e-doctor: our regular newsletter e-doctor is a regular update from Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust for our local GPs and other primary care partners.
  • How to refer patients to the Trust The Trust prefers to receive referrals via Choose and Book. This allows the referring practice to provide any necessary support for people who might have difficulty booking an appointment. Outpatient appointments can also be booked through two centralised outpatient booking offices; one at Epsom Hospital and one at St Helier Hospital.
  • Visit our pathology services pages Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a comprehensive pathology service to GPs and other healthcare workers. The service comprises laboratory tests, examination of samples of blood, cells and tissues from patients, and plays an important role in diagnosing diseases.
  • Patient Transport Service We have a patient transport service for patients who need it (ie those patients who are medically unable to travel to hospital on their own).
  • Regular report of infection control figures This section shows figures for the number of cases of particular infections which have been identified in our hospitals. This includes Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and Eschericia coli (E. coli) infections.
  • Hospitals performance comparison On this page, you can see exactly how our hospitals are performing and compare us to other hospitals in south west London and Surrey against a number of official standards.

Latest news for GPs

  • Urgent - the two week rule fax machine
    The fax machine in the TWR (two week rule) office stopped working at approximately 12pm yesterday (4 March 2014) and we have been unable to retrieve... 05 March 2014
  • Reminder regarding urine samples
    Our blood sciences team have noticed that a number of urine samples are being received from GP practices in the incorrect containers. 21 January 2014
  • New x-ray service at Jubilee Health Centre
    A new digital x-ray service is available at Jubilee Health Centre, provided by Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. GPs can now refer... 06 January 2014

Our new consultants

We are pleased to announce the following appointments:

Dr Tasneem Katawala
Consultant anaesthetist with special interest in pre-operative assessment, major colorectal, obstetric and gynaecology surgery, based at Epsom Hospital.

Dr Vanessa Pinder
General dermatologist with an interest in clinical leadership and medical education. She is based at Epsom Hospital.

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