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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 13 – the GiST – January 2015

Issue 13 of the GiST features a story about a patient whose life was saved in A&E then transformed by the Pathway homelessness team, why older patients can now often be treated in their own homes and meet the team who treat patients with severe skin diseases.

Issue 12 – the GiST – October 2014

Issue 12 of the GiST magazine showcases uplifting and courageous stories from patients including kidney transplant recipient Cash Ryan, who is encouraging people to sign up to the organ donor register, and cancer survivors who are being helped to live life to the full through a physical activity programme and workshops to help them feel good about their changed appearance after treatment.

Issue 11 – the GiST – July 2014

Issue 11 of the GiST looks at living with sickle cell disease, leading the fight against female genital mutilation and how we're improving our emergency department, and much more.

Issue 10 – the GiST – February 2014

Issue 10 of the GiST features stories on the importance of good patient information, how you're helping to shape our new Cancer Centre and five community services patients share their stories.

Issue 9 – the GiST – October 2013

Issue 9 of the GiST features everything from the first NHS hair loss clinic for children to the 89-year-old who has given up smoking thanks to the support of our stop smoking services. We also look at how to keep well this winter by choosing the right NHS service and talk to our speech and language therapists about how they help patients.

Issue 8 – the GiST – July 2013

Issue 8 of the GiST features our community team who are making a difference to patients in Lambeth and Southwark, caring for them in their homes. We look at our specialist Institute of Dermatology, and find out how we are helping local people get work through our apprenticeship schemes.

Issue 7 – the GiST – May 2013

Issue 7 of the GiST gets the inside scoop on why our orthopaedic and trauma service is in high demand, how we're helping people with obesity, and an elderly patient interviews one of her favourite nurses.

Issue 6 – the GiST – February 2013

Issue 6 of the GiST looks at our cancer services, how to live well with diabetes and our new sexual health centre in Southwark.

Issue 5 – the GiST – October 2012

Issue 5 of the GiST looks at what the Trust is doing to support older patients, and how it marked the London 2012 Games.

Issue 4 – the GiST – July 2012

Issue 4 of the GiST contains a round up of the latest news and looks at the amazing history of our hospitals, our summer celebrations, how simulation saves lives and the facts about blood pressure.
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The GiST scooped ‘Best Corporate Publication – External’ at the CorpComms Awards 2019, and won a bronze award for ‘Best branded content publication’ at the Corporate Content Awards 2020.