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- Meet the Team | King's College London NHS Health Centre
GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM: GP'S NURSES HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS ACUPUNCTURIST ALLIED HEALTHCARE MEMBERS MANAGEMENT ADMIN TEAM BACK TO HOME PAGE GP'S DR MONA VAIDYA GP Partner MBBS, DFSRH, MRCGP, DRCOG Mental Health Lead NURSES DENISE JOHNSON Practice Nurse MAUREEN GABRIEL Practice Nurse PAIGE GUDIM Practice Nurse Back to Top HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS AYAKO YONEYA SHANNI CAIN Back to Top MANAGEMENT MR DECLAN STOW Associate Partner & Practice Manager MS KINGA SZABO Deputy Practice Manager Back to Top ADMIN TEAM Back to Top Back to Top MS CAROLINE KNAPP Senior Administrator ACUPUNCTURIST Back to Top TITTA LAATTALA Lic.TCM, Dip.MQG, Dip.CHM. MPRTCM. MPRCHM Claire Carrington Claire is a Registered Mental Health Nurse at Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service, she is committed to providing treatment and interventions which have a strong evidence base, and will make a positive impact on people’s lives. Thea Fitch Théa is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service (CNWL) She is passionate about supporting people to access help for and overcome their eating difficulties. Back to Top Jay Aryanel "As a stop smoker advisor I am keen to support those people who are looking to make a positive change in their lives by quitting smoking. If you’re interested in accessing the FREE service please book in a session and start feeling the benefits of QUITTING smoking" Shreya Patel Shreya works for Central London Healthcare as a Clinical Pharmacist. She is in charge of medication reviews, ensuring safe and appropriate prescribing and providing quality patient care. ALLIED HEALTHCARE MEMBERS
- Register Now | King's College London NHS Health Centre
REGISTRATION REGISTER ONLINE REG INFORMATION INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OUT OF AREA REGISTRATION CATCHMENT AREA NHS APP REGISTRATION INFORMATION To register now, please fill in the following form: https://www.campusdoctor.co.uk/kings/reg.html PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IT ONCE. If you are unsure about the status of your registration, please contact us. If for any reason the link does not work, please contact us. You can be registered at King's College London NHS Health Centre if: You are a current student of the University You are employed by the University You are the partner of a student or staff member at the University living at the same address. You must provide your student/staff member ID number at registration. Once you have completed the registration form you can book appointments with the doctor or nurse straight away. Please see our catchment area to determine whether you will need to register as an Out Of Area registration Back to Top OUT OF AREA REGISTRATION If you live outside our catchment area (please see map below ) the Health Centre will register you without the option of home visits, if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case. To do this we may: Ask you or the practice you are currently registered with questions about your health to help decide whether to register you in this way Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend) If accepted, you can attend the practice and receive the full range of services provided at the surgery. If you have an urgent care need and you cannot make it to the Health Centre we may ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a local service (this may be a face to face appointment with a local healthcare professional or a home visit where necessary). This arrangement only applies to GP practices and patients who live in England. For further information visit the NHS Choices website: www.nhs.uk Back to Top CATCHMENT AREA Our catchment area includes the whole of London. If you are not in our catchment area please visit the Out of Area Registration page Back to Top INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Your health is important. There are a few things you will need to sort out before you start your journey at King’s College London. This includes registering with a local GP (General Practitioner). GP Doctors are trained and experienced in diagnosing a wide range of health problems. You may also want to get familiar with the NHS website , where you will find useful information and advice on how to get help and medical care as a student and find other services you may need. How do I register with a GP? It is essential that you register with a local GP as soon as you get to University so that you can access NHS services. If you live within the catchment area, you can Register with King’s College London NHS Health Centre, which is a NHS General Practice for staff and students of King’s College London only. The Health Centre has an International Students Leaflet , which explains a bit more about how the NHS works. Do I need any vaccinations before I get to University? Click here for a guide to help you understand the vaccines offered in the UK. Can I access more of my prescribed medication in the UK? We can prescribe some of the more common medications such as asthma inhalers, insulin, acne treatment, antidepressants and contraceptive tablets. You must make an appointment with your GP to discuss this once you register. To make things as easy as possible, remember to bring your existing medication or prescription with you to the appointment and if possible any specialist letters or results of recent tests. Please bear in mind that you may be given slightly different medication from the one originally prescribed, as local protocols vary and some medications from abroad are not available in the UK. In some cases, you will need to be referred to a local specialist before your medication is prescribed. Sometimes, it may actually be easier to get supplies of your medication posted from home. This is particularly true of some American medications for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), which are not the same in Britain. How do I find a dental surgery? Dentists work independently from GPs. Check NHS Choices for a dentist near to where you live. How do I find an optician? Opticians are also independent from GPs. Check NHS Choices for an optician near to where you live. Is everything on the NHS free? Accident and Emergency Departments are for serious, life-threatening injuries and illnesses only. There is no charge for true emergencies, although if you are admitted to the hospital or referred to an outpatient clinic, this will then incur a charge unless you are an NHS patient. The nearest A&E department to the Strand Campus is St Thomas’ Hospital . There is also plenty of information available online for dealing with minor ailments. Seeing a nurse, doctor or other healthcare professional (e.g. physiotherapist, dietician) is normally free. Procedures and operations on the NHS are also free. This does not include some surgery such as most cosmetic operations. Also what you are charged for will depend on your eligibility for 'secondary' NHS care as above. There is a flat charge of £9.35 per prescribed medication on the NHS, although contraception is free. Some medicines such as Malaria tablets are not prescribed on the NHS and you will need to pay the cost price of the medicine plus a charge for a private prescription. Some vaccinations such as MMR and meningitis C are free. Others such as travel vaccines (see our Travel clinic section on our Services pages) incur a charge. Some students qualify for free prescriptions for medical reasons or if on low income. You will need to complete and send off an “HC1 form” before you can receive this help. People with some medical conditions e.g. diabetes, hypothyroidism and also pregnant women are also entitled to free prescriptions. Your doctor will complete a medical exemption form and send it off if this is the case. Where else can I get medical help? Pharmacists can often advise on minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild acne, cuts and bruises, warts and verrucas, hayfever, BV and thrush, fungal nail infections, period pain etc. You can access a wider range of medication from a Pharmacist than you can at a supermarket. Opticians not only provide spectacles but can also check the general health of the eye, including the eye pressure and also the health of the retina. Dentists can provide advice and treatment for all aspects of mouth and dental care. They are separate from GP surgeries. To register with an NHS Dentist you will need to quote your NHS number. You will receive this in the post 2-3 months after you first register with a GP in the UK. Here are some useful websites Self Care Forum - helping people take care of themselves Immigration Health Surcharge Useful Websites Home Office - UK Border Agency UK Council for International Student Affairs Help with Health Costs - provides exemption certificates to those entitled and sends Prescription Pre-Payment Certificates (PPCs). Follow the link for more information on PPCs, Low Income Scheme, Medical Exemption, Pregnant Women and those who have had a baby in the last 12 months, Tax Credits and applying for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Information for visitors to England - Accessing health services while in England. Back to Top Home Page NHS APP A simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. What does the NHS App have to offer? Here are some useful links: Having problems with signing up to the NHS app? NHS app FAQs Contact the NHS app help desk Problems with using the Care Information The NHS App is available now on iOS and Android. To use it you must be aged 13 and over and registered with a GP surgery in England. You can also access NHS App services from the browser on your desktop or laptop computer.
- Research Projects | King's College Londo
Research Projects King's College London NHS Health Centre is actively participating in various studies that can help and contribute to medical researches with valuable information. These are all accredited institutions and patient confidentiality is strictly observed as per the practices GDPR policies. You may receive invitations via text or email in the future, sent from your GP practice on behalf of the research team. Participation is completely voluntary. If you’d like, please don’t hesitate to engage with any future invitations/links you may receive. Information on current active studies can be found below: CPRD Information in patient records is important for medical research to develop new treatments and test the safety of medicines. This practice supports medical research by sending some of the information from patient records to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) CPRD is a Government organisation that provides anonymised patient data for research to improve patient and public health. You cannot be identified from the information send to CPRD. For more information visit www.cprd.com/public Domestic Violence & Abuse Study Since the UK national lockdown, there has been a drastic increase in the calls and visits to helplines, as well as the reports of cases of DVA. The inability to escape abusers has left victims trapped by law, often exacerbating pre-existing poor mental health conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety) and psychosomatic distress reactions (e.g., insomnia, OCD).The lockdown meant that physicians are seeing a fraction of their usual patients, and often offer remote consultations, which is a clear barrier to identifying victims of DVA. This E-Survey based study primarily aims to investigate the prevalence of DVA. Completing the brief survey can help raise awareness about DVA in the community including how to recognise signs of the various types of DVA in both children and adults. Raising awareness about DVA in the community not only helps survivors of DVA to openly discuss and encourage receiving support, but also helps victims to recognise and acknowledge the abuse they are experiencing. Please consider participating in this study by following this link. Condom Use Study Condoms are the most effective method at reducing the risk of STIs as long as they are used consistently (every sex act, using the condom from start to finish) and correctly (the condom is put on and then removed properly). While many interventions aim to encourage condom use through knowledge and skills promotion, most do not address the reasons for condom non-use such as negative attitudes, decreased sensation, reduced sexual pleasure, fit-and-feel problems, application issues, and erection difficulties. The HIS-UK intervention has been designed specifically to help tackle some of these reasons through the promotion of self-practice and pleasurable condom use self-awareness. London Underground in healthy subjects and patients with chronic respiratory disease. An average of 4.8 million journeys are made on the London Underground every day and as the 'Tube' has elevated airborne PM mass concentrations compared to ambient air, this raises concern about the potential health impact of this environment. Aim 1: Experimental study. Measure, in healthy subjects and patients with COPD, the clinical, physiological and inflammatory responses to exposure to particulate matter (PM) on the London Underground. Exposure to ambient air pollution - notably tiny particles called particulate matter (PM) - increases ill health and in some instances early death. There is no direct evidence of impacts on health from exposure to tunnel dust while travelling on the London Underground. However, this conclusion rests on a somewhat limited evidence base. Given that both long- and short-term exposure to ambient air pollutants is understood to be detrimental to health, it seems reasonable to assume that the same would be true of exposure to tunnel dust, when PM concentrations are much higher than those above ground. However, given the different physio-chemical properties of subway particles, compared with those found in ambient air, means that it is not currently possible to state the nature and extent of any health risk. In this study, the team will utilise a tried and tested approach to address the possible health impacts of the air in the London Underground. Using the same protocols as in their 'Oxford Street' studies, the study team will investigate the health impacts of using the London underground network in healthy volunteers and subjects with cardio-respiratory problems. The outcome of this work will either provide assurance that the London underground air is safe to breathe and indicate that no further action is required to clean up the tube network or, alternatively, if health effects are found then this will support action for further cleaning up the underground environment. In these circumstances an improved underground environment will therefore benefit the health of all underground commuters. You can find more information regarding the study here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C9lUUb9NBDE4xP5_YcuPhwdQTJixmBXK?usp=sharing .
- Care Quality Commission | King's College London NHS Health Centre
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) Care Quality Commission Report 2018 The Health Centre has achieved an overall 'Good ' by CQC and an 'Outstanding ' for services for working age people, including students. Back to Home Page
- GP Earnings | King's College London NHS Health Centre
GP EARNINGS All GP Practices are required to declare mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working in the practice of King's College Health Centre in the last financial year was £97,033 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full time GP and 6 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months Back to Top
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- News | King's College Londo
Farewell to Dr Spiro We would like to say a fond farewell to Dr David Spiro who is retiring at the end of March 2022 after over 15 years of working within the KCL GP Practice. All the best Dr Spiro! The patients and our practice team will miss you!
- NHS Health Centre | King's College London NHS Health Centre | England
CLINICS & SERVICES APPOINTMENTS REGISTRATION MEET THE TEAM NEWS! TESTIMONIALS RESEARCH PROJECTS HOW TO FIND US Bush House, 3rd Floor South East Wing, 300 The Strand, WC2B 4PJ LATEST UPDATES Love It Autism Clinic is back Due to popular demand our Autism clinic led by Dr Cheung is up and running. Clinics are twice monthly and you can be referred by speaking to your GP. ASD Follow us on Social Media! We are saddened to hear about the death of our Royal Patron and long standing supporter, Her Majesty the Queen. https://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/remembering-her-majesty-the-queen King’s is deeply saddened to announce that one of our team members, Nurse Aimee Wong passed away suddenly this August. Many of you may have encountered Nurse Aimee’s warm and caring approach. She was particularly passionate about student health and was a champion for sexual health and equality. She was an exceptional nurse and always put the patient first. She was the first in our team to volunteer in the Covid vaccination program. Aimee will always be remembered as part of the King’s family. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Nurse Aimee Love It TESTIMONIALS Your feedback is extremely important to us, telling us about your experience means that we can better understand what is important to you, what we are doing well and where we need to make improvements. If you have a moment, please share your feedback with a Google Review or on our NHS Choices page Appointments I've always had fantastic service and treatment from the KCL NHS staff. The nurses and GPs are always attentive, patient and considerate when listening to my concerns and working to find a comfortable solution. From routine vaccinations to sexual health screenings, the staff are always professional and helpful in keeping me informed about the routine and what to expect, and answering any questions I may have. I would recommend taking advantage of all the services offered, and rest assured that you're in great hands. Barrise G. Eating Disorder Clinic I found the assessment and referral process very relieving. I had fears going into the assessment, having had several bad/ unhelpful experiences with referrals and doctor's diagnosis's before. But as a specialist, not just a normal GP Michelle was the perfect person to see/ make a referral. She made me feel at ease and didn't discredit my illness based on my size or the fact that I'm not in the worst possible place I could be. She made me feel valued and like I deserved to receive help. The referral was made really quickly and I was very impressed by the speed and organisation with which it has all been done. She also reassured me that I could go to her in the interim before receiving treatment which was really nice and helped me to feel that I had someone to go to if I was having any difficulties. In the past I have not experienced this so this support meant a lot to me. Anonymous Mental Health Clinic First and foremost, I would like to thank Dr. Park for continuously supporting me, listening to my problems and needs and always recommending resources and help. I had a couple of hard years, and if it wasn't for Dr. Park, I don't know what I would do. Because of the resources and help Dr. Park provided, I learned that there are services and help in the community that helped to make my situation a little easier. Especially, during the COVID times, I appreciate Dr. Park's always asking me how she can help. Thank you, Dr. Park for your continuous hard work and support. Anonymous Smear test Getting a smear test isn’t always the most comfortable procedure to get done, but the staff at the Kings College NHS Health Centre were so welcoming and made it all very comfortable! Scheduling with them is so easy and the text reminders are great. I’m happy I have a service that helps me look after my cervical health and allows me to ask any questions and provide lots of information on any medical queries I have! Lisa S. Love It Grab a COVID-19 Jab Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others. Read answers to common questions about the COVID vaccine here Every vaccination gives us hope Join the millions already vaccinated, to protect yourself and others BOOK TODAY For more advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and self-isolation visit: NHS advice Updates and Guidance Love It GP EARNINGS
- NWL Information Sharing | King's College London NHS Health Centre
NWL INFORMATION SHARING Integrated Care NWL Opt Out Form Fair Processing Statement Information Sharing Leaflet How we use your information Back to Home Page