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You can read all our latest news, developments and achievements in our magazine – the GiST.

As local hospitals and the provider of community services in Lambeth and Southwark, we are keen to tell you more about what we do and how you can get involved in our work. There is much to celebrate and be proud of – from our services and exceptional staff to the amazing research and innovation which is allowing us to deliver new and better treatments.

We welcome any feedback.

You can download a copy of each issue below.

Issue 30 – the GiST – May 2019

In this edition of the GiST, read about a team of therapists from the rehabilitation team who are supporting cancer patients before, during and after their treatment. You can also find out how a light-up blanket is helping newborn babies with jaundice to go home sooner, and go behind the scenes with our switchboard team.

Issue 29 – the GiST – February 2019

In this edition of the GiST, read about HRH The Duchess of Cambridge becoming Patron of Evelina London and find out about an inspiring team that was honoured at the Trust Awards. You can also find out how our dental health psychology service is helping people overcome their phobia of the dentist.

Issue 28 – the GiST – November 2018

In this edition of the GiST, read about our new emergency department (A&E) at St Thomas' Hospital, which was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. Find out how our homelessness nurses are helping rough sleepers by providing same day health checks, and read about the crucial service that our sterile services team provides.

Issue 27 – the GiST – August 2018

In this edition of the GiST, read about Songul Yildiz, who found out she was pregnant with her daughter Bahar while receiving breast cancer treatment.Find out about an innovative team of therapists, known as 'neuro navigators', and read about how Evelina London Children's Hospital is growing.

Issue 26 – the GiST – June 2018

As the NHS celebrates turning 70, read about how our Trust has grown and how its innovations are improving healthcare for patients across the country. This issue features one of the first patients to receive a diagnosis for his rare genetic condition after joining the 100,000 Genomes Project and an interview with a retired nurse who trained at St Thomas' Hospital 65 years ago.

Issue 25 – the GiST – February 2018

In this edition of the GiST, read about cover star, Toby Mills, who overcame unbearable chronic pain with help from teams at Evelina London Children's Hospital. Find out how maternity support workers are helping our midwives, and meet some of the first patients to benefit from the new Rare Diseases Centre at St Thomas'.

Issue 24 – the GiST – November 2017

In this edition of the GiST, read how the Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre is helping patients, like Cortez, to communicate with people using technology. You can also find out about the winners of our Dragons' Den competition, which sees frontline staff pitching project ideas to improve patient care. We also hear from the @home service about how they help patients to return home sooner.

Issue 23 – the GiST – August 2017

In this edition of the GiST, find out why Dianne Roberts is donating £1.8 million to fund research into bladder cancer in memory of her husband. We hear from Chris Yabro, who tells us what it's like to be a young person living with Type 1 diabetes and our lead governor, Devon Allison explains why the Council of Governors matters.

Issue 22 – the GiST – May 2017

In this edition of the GiST, read how patients Bianca and India are helping us to recruit the best possible staff. You can also find out more about three recent royal visits – HRH the Duke of Cambridge visited St Thomas' Hospital to thank staff following the Westminster terrorist attack, HRH the Duchess of Cambridge officially opened a new 'home away from home' for parents of Evelina London Children's Hospital patients, and HRH the Prince of Wales met staff who are improving care for older people.

Issue 21 – the GiST – February 2017

In this edition of the GiST read about housekeeper Michael Ampadu who won a Trust Award after being nominated by colleagues from the dental team. You can find out what happened when we spent 24 hours behind the scenes with the site nurse practitioners, and learn about a pioneering new lung surgery procedure that gave Joy Cooper-Barclay a lifeline.
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