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Pelvic floor assessment and treatment

 

Coronavirus update and information

Due to increased demand on the hospital due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are having to make significant changes to our services which may require cancellation of appointments.

Patients

We are attempting to contact all patients with a future scheduled appointment. In some cases we are changing appointments to a telephone consultation, and in certain circumstances, a video appointment. Some appointments may be cancelled without a future date being arranged at this stage. If we cancel your appointment you will remain on our waiting list and we will contact you in due course. Some patients may be discharged back to their GP and we will write to you if this is the case.

If you have not heard from us within threedays of your scheduled appointment please contact us by email pelvicfloorreferrals@gstt.nhs.uk. If you are unable to use email or your query is urgent, please call 020 7188 8875. Our phone lines are very busy and there may be a wait for your call to be answered.

If you are an existing patient who has previously been seen in our service and need advice from the clinical team please see below for the appropriate option.

Contact us by email for

Contact us by telephone on 020 7188 8875 for

  • If you don't have access to email or our website
  • If you leave a message on this number it may be a few days before we are able to respond to your query.

Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page for answers to common queries we've been receiving.

For GPs

We are doing everything we can to support GPs and your patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need advice from our clinical team please use the current advice and guidance channels including e-RS advice and guidance for written communication.

Advice and guidance

We are doing everything we can to support GPs and your patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, prior to any referral, we would strongly advise that GPs to seek advice and guidance via e-RS or Consultant Connect (if it is available in your area).

Please note that all of our services available on e-RS are set up for advice requests.

This will enable the clinical team to review your request and provide an interim treatment plan for ongoing management of a patient. They can also advise/provide clarification regarding a patients test results.

The GP can attach documents to the e-RS advice request, which may include diagnostic results, scanned images (e.g. ECGs). Providers can also respond with attachments

e-RS referrals

If you feel that a referral is absolutely necessary, please refer via e-RS and use the 'defer to provider' functionality for urgent/two-week wait referrals.  Please attach the referral letter at the point of referral/within 24 hours. For two-week wait referrals, please ensure that the patient meets the criteria ahead of referring. Please do not refer urgent patients under two-week wait as this will overwhelm the service.

The Trust will vet the referral and either book into a virtual appointment or add the patient to the waiting list if they need a face to face appointment. In some cases the referral may be returned (rejected) back to you with advice.

Please do not defer to provider routine referrals. Send the appointment request to the patient so they can do this when they are ready to book.

Please consider this before making any referral as our capacity to see new patients is very limited.

For any training issues/ technical assistance with e-RS/smartcards, please contact your local Commissioning Support Unit facilitators or Registration Authority Helpdesk.

Consultant Connect

For SEL GPs, your CCG has commissioned the Consultant Connect service so you can also use this to seek advice. We are in the process of expanding our Consultant Connect lines these will be available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and the communication will come via your local CCG bulletins so please ensure you cascade this within the Practice.

Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQs) page for answers to common queries we've been receiving from patients.


 

We offer a specialist pelvic floor assessment service, including endo-anal ultrasound, anorectal physiology, defacating proctography and transit studies. We also have services designed to offer advice and treatment for people with the following problems:

  • bowel dysfunction clinics, including biofeedback
  • faecal incontinence
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • constipation

This service has strong links with other departments, including gynaecology, urology, physiotherapy and elderly care, ensuring integrated continence assessment and treatment.