Integrated heart failure service (community) team

Providing heart failure care in Southwark and Lambeth

The integrated heart failure team is made up of staff from Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital. Each locality in Southwark and Lambeth has their own dedicated heart failure specialist community nurse and consultant cardiologist with two pharmacists who work across Southwark and Lambeth.

GPs can contact their locality team directly for advice. For details of how to refer new patients into the service, please see our referrals page.

Who to contact for advice

For diagnostic queries, admissions avoidance and complex patient management, email the consultant mailbox for advice (response within 24 hours, Monday-Friday).

For same day advice on the management of confirmed heart failure patients contact your locality heart failure specialist nurse.

For service queries and comments, contact Silapiya Smith, lead heart failure specialist nurse (acute and community):
Email: Silapiya.Smith@gstt.nhs.uk
Telephone number : 0207 718 9760 via the Acute Heart Failure Team administrator
Mobile number: 07787 878 659

For medications advice, adherence or polypharmacy reviews, or to book register reviews, education sessions and virtual clinics contact heart failure clinical pharmacists, Clare Thomson and Gayle Campbell:
Email: gst-tr.khpheartfailurepharmacists@nhs.net
Mobile: 07918 338 862

For all heart failure nurse specialist referrals contact Yvonne Blondell, Service coordinator:
Email: gst-tr.khpcommunityhf@nhs.net
Tel: 020 3049 4652

Dedicated heart failure locality teams

  • South West Lambeth

    Sue Piper, consultant cardiologist

    Morag Dalgeish, community heart failure nurse specialist
    Mobile: 07826 993 945
    Email: morag.dalgeish1@nhs.net
  • North Southwark

    Gerry Carr-White, consultant cardiologist and clinical lead for heart failure

    Myrese Chigbo, community heart failure nurse specialist
    Mobile: 07918 338750
    Email: myrese.chigbo@nhs.net

  • South Southwark

    Sue Piper, consultant cardiologist

    Salim Humayun,  community heart failure nurse specialist
    Mobile: 07918 338622
    Email: salim.humayun@nhs.net

Please note that nurse specialists will occasionally rotate and cross-cover localities.  

The integrated heart failure team is made up of staff from Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital. Each locality in Southwark and Lambeth has their own dedicated heart failure specialist community nurse and consultant cardiologist with two pharmacists who work across Southwark and Lambeth.

GPs can contact their locality team directly for advice. For details of how to refer new patients into the service, please see our referrals page.

 

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