Planned Care- Independent Community Services Update- January 21

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Planned Care- Independent Community Services Update- January 2021

This is an update on service provision for non-Homerton Planned Care community services.

Services are aiming to continue to provide virtual and F2F services with appropriate infection control procedures where possible.

Please consider the urgency of the referral where a F2F attendance is required- given the current increased COVID risk.

Services

Abortion Care Services- BPAS

Audiology Aftercare Service

Community ENT

  • Service is open for referral
  • Please use the ‘defer to provider’ option on e-RS- the service is not offering bookable slots in order to triage
  • Scoping is available at Lawson, but not Nightingale, and so waits will be longer for this service
  • The service is consultant led and so please use as an alternative to ENT outpatients- where appropriate
  • Click here to access the service intranet page

Direct Access Adult Hearing Service

  • All locations continue to accept referrals
  • Service is for non-complex hearing loss- please consider as an alternative to ENT
  • The Outside Clinic is a specialist domiciliary provider- offering assessments and hearing aid fittings to patients at home
  • The Outside Clinic Service ID number on e-RS is 7958206
  • Click here to access the service intranet page

Lymphoedema Service and Complex Wound Care- Accelerate

Minor Eye Conditions Service

  • All 5 locations are open for virtual and F2F appointments
  • Optometrist-led service offers treatment for minor eye conditions, and glaucoma/cataract refinement
  • Please consider as an alternative to an Ophthalmology Outpatients/Moorfields A&E
  • Click here to access the service intranet page

Minor Surgery

  • Open for referrals at Lawson Practice and Nightingale Practice
  • Please only consider referral for corticoid steroid injection if patient has high levels of pain and disability, has failed first-line measures, and continuation of those symptoms will have a significant negative effect on their health and wellbeing.
  • Well Street Surgery are not offering the service
  • Click here to access the service intranet page
Expiry date: Jan 12th, 2022