56 Dean Street wins top NHS award

01 December 2010

Staff at 56 Dean Street, our HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, have won the ‘Success in Partnership Working’ category of the London NHS Health and Social Care Awards 2010 for their Hepatitis B screening, vaccination and treatment service run jointly with the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre.

Staff at 56 Dean Street, our HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, have won the ‘Success in Partnership Working’ category of the London NHS Health and Social Care Awards 2010 for their Hepatitis B screening, vaccination and treatment service run jointly with the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre.

This award recognises staff who have developed integrated services which are patient-centred and which cross professional and organisational boundaries.

The unique and innovative service provided at 56 Dean Street encourages the Chinese community, some of whom may have recently arrived in the UK and who may not speak English, to take up Hepatitis B screening, vaccination and treatment. It aims to reduce undiagnosed Hepatitis B infection and transmission.

Since the service opened, it has been fully booked with an average of 21 patients attending per clinic. Approximately 95% of patients do not speak English and so staff work alongside interpreters. Advice is also provided on immigration, social services and other general health issues such as how to register with a GP.