QHS Supporting Hepatitis C Treatment

 

Quay Health Solutions (QHS) is working with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust supporting a national initiative to contact people who have had a past diagnosis of hepatitis C to offer new and easy to take tablet treatments that can cure hepatitis C in almost everyone.

Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that primarily affects the liver. During the initial infection people often have mild or no symptoms.

 

How can this treatment be accessed?

Patients can visit one of the hospital walk-in clinics at the following locations and times:

 

St Thomas’ Hospital, Gassiot House, Outpatient Centre (Pink Zone) Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH

  • Thursday afternoon clinic (between 1.00pm – 3.30pm)
  • Susanne Johanssen (CNS) and Rebecca Chandra (Pharmacist) can be given as a reference when checking in with reception
  • If GP/patient would like to contact them before sending patient/attending, please feel free to email johansen@nhs.net or call 020 7188 2175.

 

King’s College Hospital, Suite 9 – Liver Outpatients, 3rd Floor Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

  • Friday morning clinic (between 9.00am – 12.30pm)
  • Janet Catt (nurse consultant) can be given as a reference when checking in with reception
  • If GP/patient would like to contact them before sending patient/attending, please feel free to email catt@nhs.net

 

Can patients be referred for treatment instead?

If the walk-in clinic locations, days or times are not suitable, patients can complete the ‘hepatitis C referral request’ form attached below and bring this to the reception at their GP practice to notify which local hospital they would like to be referred to.

Click here to view or download the hepatitis C referral request form.

 

Where is there more information available?

 

Click here to view or download a Hepatitis-C leaflet, produced by the British Liver Trust.