Clinics

Ageing and health

Find out more information about each of our ageing and health clinics.

Phone: 020 7188 2093

Email: [email protected]

Address: older person's assessment unit, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Time: Tuesday afternoon

At this clinic we look at how you move and ask about your memory and mood.

We use this information to develop a plan for your treatment. Our appointments page has more information about what to expect during your appointment.

You can ask your GP or other health professional to refer you to this clinic.

You can be referred to this clinic if you:

  • are aged 60 or over
  • have complex long-term or multiple medical conditions
  • are finding it harder to do everyday tasks
  • are not already seeing a consultant

This clinic is run by:

  • nurses
  • consultants
  • an occupational therapist

Phone: 020 7188 2093

Email: [email protected]

Address: older person's assessment unit, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Time: Wednesday morning

At this clinic, we do tests to try and find out why you fell. We'll look at ways to try to prevent any more falls. This can help to avoid serious injuries such as broken bones.

You may see:

  • a nurse or doctor who'll find out if there's a medical reason for you falling
  • a physiotherapist who’'ll check your mobility, strength and balance
  • an occupational therapist who'll see if you're having any difficulties with daily activities and if you need home adjustments to reduce the risk of a fall

Our appointments page has more information about what to expect at your appointment.

You can ask your GP or other health professional to refer you to this clinic.

Phone: 020 7188 2093

Email: [email protected]

Address: older person's assessment unit, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Time: Tuesday morning

At this clinic, we treat people with

  • bladder or bowel incontinence
  • constipation
  • urinary tract infections
  • catheter-related problems

We'll ask you about your symptoms and do some physical tests.

Your first appointment will usually last between 45 minutes and 1 hour. Follow-up appointments take about 30 minutes.

Our appointments page has information about what to bring to your appointment. You can ask your GP or other health professional to refer you to this clinic.

This clinic is run by:

  • nurses
  • consultants

Phone: 020 7188 2093

Email: [email protected]

Address: older person's assessment unit, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Time: Tuesday morning

At this clinic we'll remove your catheter. The removal of your catheter is called trial without catheter (TWOC). We will monitor you closely to make sure that you can pee without any problems.

Your appointment may take up to 4 hours.

At your appointment, a nurse will check you before removing your catheter. These checks include:

  • testing your urine for infection
  • checking your bladder for any problems before and after your catheter is removed

If you have an infection in your urine, you may be given:

  • a small injection of antibiotics
  • an antibiotic tablet to take

After your catheter is removed you'll need to drink a glass of water or cup of tea or coffee every hour. You'll need to pee into a jug every time so your nurse can measure it.

Your nurse will let you know when you can go home.

You can ask your GP or other health professional to refer you to this clinic.

This clinic is run by:

  • nurses
  • consultants

Phone: 020 7188 2093

Email: [email protected]

Address: older person's assessment unit, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Time: Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon

At this clinic we’ll look at how you move and do some tests. These may include:

Your appointment lasts between 1 and 3 hours. Our appointments page has more information about what to expect.

You can ask your GP or other health professional to refer you to this clinic.

You can be referred to this clinic if you:

  • are aged 50 and over (or younger if there is a clinical need)
  • have previous fragility fractures (you may not know you have one)
  • have a history of falling and are at risk of osteoporosis (fragile bones)
  • a diagnosis of osteoporosis which needs monitoring and treatment

This clinic is run by:

  • nurses
  • consultants

Phone: 020 7188 2093

Email: [email protected]

Address: older person's assessment unit, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Time: Friday, 9am to 5pm

At this clinic we'll discuss your heart condition with you and help you manage your condition at home.

Your appointment may take up to 2 hours. At your appointment you may see:

  • a nurse or doctor who will do a physical test with you and ask you some questions about your everyday tasks, mood and memory
  • an occupational therapist or physiotherapist who will talk to you about how you can get support or equipment at home if you need it

You may also need some tests like:

Our appointments page has more information about what to expect.

You can ask your GP or other health professional to refer you to this clinic.

Phone: 020 7188 2093

Email: [email protected]

Address: older person's assessment unit, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Time: Tuesday morning

At this clinic we'll try to find out why you are having memory problems and develop a plan for your treatment.

Your appointment can take up to 1 hour. We'll ask you questions about your memory and mood and do some physical tests. Our appointments page has more information about what to expect.

This clinic is open to all ages. You can ask your GP or other health professional to refer you.

This clinic is run by:

  • nurses
  • consultants
  • occupational therapists

Phone: 020 7188 2093

Email: [email protected]

Address: older person's assessment unit, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Time: Monday, 9am to 5pm

If you are experiencing dizzy spells or fainting, you might have a tilt table test. A tilt table is an examination sofa that can slowly tilt up and down while you are lying on it. It will see if your dizziness is related to changes in your heart beat or blood pressure.

You can ask your GP or other health professional to refer you to this clinic.

This clinic is run by a consultant.

Read more about tilt table testing.

Phone: 020 7188 2093

Email: [email protected]

Address: older person's assessment unit, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 5pm

At this clinic we'll try to improve your overall health before, during and after cancer treatment.

We'll give you some extra help to prepare for and cope with your cancer treatment and symptoms.

Your first appointment takes at least 2 hours. Follow-up appointments take up to 1 hour.

At your appointment we'll ask you questions about your mood and do some physical tests. Our appointments page has more information about what to expect.

You can ask your GP or other health professional to refer you to this clinic.

This clinic is run by:

  • nurses
  • consultants
  • cancer physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists

At this clinic we support your ability to do everyday tasks.

At your appointment, you'll see an occupational therapist. They'll see how safely and easily you're managing everyday tasks.

They may suggest things that could help you become more safe and independent, including:

  • equipment like walking aids or furniture
  • home adaptations like rails or ramps
  • new techniques for you to manage everyday tasks

They'll also ask you about your memory and give you information and advice about how to get the most out of your day.

You can ask your nurse or doctor to refer you to the clinic.

Phone: 020 7188 2093

Address: older person's assessment unit, ground floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Time: Wednesday afternoon

At the clinic our nursing team will check your height and weight. Then you'll have a discussion with a dietitian about dietary options to manage your condition.

This clinic is run by David Gray, senior specialist dietician.

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