Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Uterine bleeding advice from RCOG
Guidance on management of abnormal uterine bleeding during COVID-19 pandemic including: Heavy bleeding, Intermenstrual bleeding, Postmenopausal bleeding and Post coital bleeding
- About Eve – Research and awareness of gynaecological cancers. Nurse helpline and patient resources.
Pregnancy & breast-feeding
RCOG advice: All available evidence suggests that pregnant women are at no greater risk of becoming seriously unwell than other healthy adults if they develop coronavirus. The large majority of pregnant women experience only mild or moderate symptoms.
- Covid infection and pregnancy (RC of Obs & Gynae guidance and information for pregnant women and their families)
- Standard Operating Procedure for community midwives at GSTT.
- Brief and practical advice on all forms of contraception during COVID-19 (updated January 2021)
- Southwark’s Online Contraception Service Provider is changing from Sunday 15th November to Sexual Health London
GSTT Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology Unit – new email address
A new nhs.net generic e-mail for the Early Pregnancy and Acute Gynaecology Unit has been created: firstname.lastname@example.org
This email address is mainly for communication between EPAGU and GPs, and for patients to forward private scan reports to EPAGU when asked to do so. If a GP, specialist nurse, would like to forward more details then they should use this email
Obstetric Physiotherapy Services
Due to COVID 19, patients have avoided attending GPs with pregnancy related musculoskeletal pain including pelvic girdle pain and pregnancy related lower back pain. As services reopen there will be an increased number of patients presenting with these symptoms. A quick guide about general advice and resources for patients, and when to refer on is available here. You can also use A&G via e-RS for any queries and concerns.
Visiting Maternity (Update from GSTT)
During these unprecedented times, we have been working hard to keep women, partners, babies and staff safe.
While we have been able to continue to support one birthing partner to attend and stay with a woman during labour, birth and four hours post-delivery, we do appreciate how difficult some of the other changes have been for women and their families in our care.
We have continuously reviewed our safety measures so that we can reintroduce access for partners during antenatal and postnatal inpatient stay at the right time, recognising the importance of keeping our staff safe at the same time. Following the publication of updated national guidance, we are pleased to announce that we are now able to take a phased approach to reintroducing one partner or accompanying adult to support women in the following settings in addition to labour and birth. For further information, please visit: https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/maternity/about-us/visiting-hours.aspx