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Community gynaecology service celebrates first birthday

27 May 2011

More than 800 women have been treated by our Westminster Community Gynaecology Service since it was launched a year ago – and 94% of women taking part in patient surveys have rated their care as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Photo: Members of the community gynaecology team

More than 800 women have been treated by our Westminster Community Gynaecology Service since it was launched a year ago – and 94% of women taking part in patient surveys have rated their care as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

The service, which the Trust provides for Westminster residents on behalf of NHS Westminster, means that women can benefit from the expertise of the hospital’s specialist staff in a setting which is closer to their home and more convenient.

There are four clinics a week at venues including South Westminster Centre for Health, Marylebone Health Centre and Westbourne Green Surgery.

The service is provided by a consultant and a specialist nurse, with support from a healthcare assistant/administrator, and treats women for a range of conditions including pelvic pain, menstrual disorders, menopause concerns and infertility.

It is not suitable for all conditions (such as suspected cancer) and some patients will need to be referred directly to hospital.

Patients can expect an appointment within two weeks of referral from their GP.

This is just one example of the increasing number of services that the Trust is providing in the local community, closer to where patients live.