Homerton University Hospital

Department of Sexual Health

Phone
020 8510 7837
Fax
020 8510 7978
Main Address
Homerton Row, London, E9 6SR
Country
United Kingdom [ View Country Profile ]
Description
Offers services relating to sexual health. See details below. HIV clinics on an appointment-only basis - ring for details of times.
Consultants
Dr Mayura Nathan, Prof Jane Anderson, Dr Sarah Creighton, Dr Iain Reeves
Clifden Centre
Opening times
Mon 09.00 - 18.30 drop-in service
Tue 09.00 - 15.00, 15.00 -18.00 drop-in & appointments
Out There clinic (Gay & bisexual men)
Fri 09.00 - 15.30 drop-in service
Young person's clinic (25 and under)
Wed 12.30 - 18.30 drop-in service
Tue 09.30 - 15.30, 17.00 - 19.00 drop-in and appointments
Language
Language Line interpreting service
available within clinic hours. Cultural advocates by appointment only.
HIV testing
Confidential HIV testing is available during clinic times. No appointment necessary. Results available within one week via automated results line. Point-of-care testing also available where clinically indicated (results in less than 30 minutes).
PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis)
PEP available during clinic hours. For PEP outside clinic hours please attend A&E.
HIV treatment & care
Outpatient treatment and care for those diagnosed with HIV.
Additional clinical services
Joint antenatal care for HIV-positive pregnant women. Anal cancer screening using high resolution anoscopy. Laser treatment for warts and pre-cancer in the genital and anal region. Diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases affecting the genital area.
Health advisers
Provide pre- and post-test discussion and ongoing support to those who test HIV positive. Offer information and advice on all sexually transmitted infections. Client work includes working with issues around safer sex,risk reduction, relationships, sexual assault, and living with HIV. Link with other services both locally and London-wide, including HIV social services, and can make referrals where appropriate.
Senior Health Adviser
Peter Horne
[020 8510 7988]
Social care co-ordinator
Social care support with issues relating to finance, housing, immigration and isolation in conjunction with social care providers and third-sector specialists. Appointments can be made via reception following a referral from the team.
Inpatient care
Provided at the Andrew’s Unit, St Bartholomew's Hospital, for Homerton patients.
HIV dietetic services
Provides nutritional assessment and specific advice on issues such as managing symptoms of weight loss, food hygiene and safety, use of complete nutritional supplements, complementary dietary practices, vitamin and mineral supplementation, and eating well on a low income.
Family planning services
The family planning nurse is available during clinic hours; no appointment necessary.
Family planning doctor available daily.
Family Planning Nurse
Victoria John-Leonti
Family Planning Doctor
Dr Y Plummer
[020 8510 7685]
Clinical psychology services
Provides a psychological assessment and therapy service for people experiencing problems such as depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship or family difficulties, sexual dysfunction, bereavement and problem behaviours.
Approaches offered include cognitive and behavioural therapy, brief psychotherapy, psychosexual therapy and family/couples work.
Lead Clinical Psychologist
Sarah Zetler
[020 8510 7434]
Young people's HIV services
Provides:
- Adherence support
- Health adviser support
- Health passport on transition to adult services
- Annual health review
- Psychological support
- Social work support
- Patient liaison
- Peer mentoring
- Dietitian
Sexually transmitted infections screening
Contraception
Research centre
The Centre for the Study of Sexual Health and HIV (CSSHH) works on projects that improve understanding of HIV and sexual health from a broad perspective. We have strong links with other research organisations, community groups and voluntary sector partners.
Centre Director
Professor Jane Anderson
Languages spoken
English