The Courtyard Clinic's Information Website
St. George's Healthcare Trust, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London, SW17 0QT. Tel: 020 8725 3353

DIRECTORY PAGE

The following is an alphabetical list of useful names, associations and their contact details. Clicking on a logo should take you to the relative website.
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alcura ALCURA
Alcura is the company who are responsible for the home delivery of service users medication. From 2013, Central Homecare changed their name to Alcura. The home delivery service is no different - only a name change.

Selborne House
Mill Lane
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 2QJ
Tel: 01420 540612

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CENTRAL HOMECARE Please see Alcura


centralymcaclub

CENTRAL YMCA CLUB
In March 2011, Sam and Thien presented a talk at one of the clinic's Patient's Forums. They were promoting Positive Health, a 12 week programme held at Central YMCA, Tottenham Court Road, London. Samantha Fraser, Victoria Brown & Thien Tran.

Central YMCA Club
112 Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3NQ
Tel.: 020 7343 1720 or 020 7343 1721

   

CLINICAL TRIALS Please see Medical Research

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burger DIETICIAN AT THE COURTYARD
Diet is an important consideration for people with HIV infection as good nutrition can have a positive benefit in many ways. The dietician is able to give advice and support about a number of issues including: achieving a balanced diet, managing symptoms such as loss of appetite, diarrhea and weight loss, advice on cultural and ethnic foods, complementary dietary practices, use of vitamin and mineral supplements, nutrition and drug therapy and eating well on a limited budget.
Tel: 020 8672 1255 bleep 6670

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thefoodchain THE FOOD CHAIN
The Food Chain provides nutrition services including home delivered meals, essential groceries and nutrition advice to men, women and children who are chronically sick as a result of HIV related illness. We aim to ensure that no one living with the virus has their ability to get well and stay well adversely affected by lack of access to appropriate food. All our services are provided with the help and support of nearly a thousand volunteers and funded via public donations.
New North House, 202–208 New North Road, London N1 7BJ
Tel: 020 7354 0333
Fax: 020 7359 8169
Email: info@foodchain.org.uk Website: foodchain.org.uk

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healthjogger HEALTH ADVISERS AT THE COURTYARD
You may well have met a Health Adviser when discussing HIV testing and then again to receive your result. You can ask to see a Health Adviser at any time during clinic hours, or by appointment. Specific issues that you could discuss may include: adjusting to your diagnosis and any issues connected with it, sexual health, including safer sex, supporting you in telling a current or new partner about your HIV status, thinking about the impact of your diagnosis on others and the implications for partners and children and deciding whether or not to start treatment.
Tel: 020 8725 3140

HIV RECEPTION Please see Reception at the Courtyard

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livingwell_logo LIVING WELL
Living Well is an NHS-funded organisation aimed at helping people improve their quality of life. Living Well offers a wide range of health-related services that are designed to increase confidence, improve decision making abilities, and enhance self-esteem.
St. Mary's Hall, 1 St. Alphonsus Street (near Clapham Common tube station)
Tel: 020 8746 2274
email: info@livingwellcic.com Website: livingwellcic.com

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MEDICAL RESEARCH
The Courtyard clinic has a well-established research team. There are a number of drug trials available for people with HIV infection. If you are interested in participating in a trial or would like more information please speak to your doctor or a member of the research team.
Niki, Lead Research Nurse
Tel: 020 8725 3423
email: olanike.okolo@stgeorges.nhs.uk


livingwell_logo METRO
Metro is a support group for people living in Wandsworth. They provide support group meetings where other local people living with HIV meet to share information and exchange ideas, to make friends, air concerns and find solutions. they offer a mentor service who can help with a variety of problems associated with living with HIV.
Metro Vauxhall, N106 Westminster Business Square, 1-45 Durham Street, London, SE11 5JH
Tel: 020 7160 0949
email: peersupport@metrocentreonline.org Website: metrocentreonline.org

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nurse NURSING TEAM AT THE COURTYARD
The nursing team are responsible for co-ordinating your care within the clinic and offer the following services: blood tests, hepatitis vaccinations, sexual health screening, routine assessments (such as weight and blood pressure), organising emergency repeat prescriptions (with 48 hours notice), advice and support and access to information. Please telephone the nurses if you have queries relating to your care or treatment. They will also be able to give you advice if you are feeling unwell. Please note that the nurses do not work in the evenings or at weekends.
Tel: 020 8725 2690

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pharmacylogo PHARMACY AT THE COURTYARD
The pharmacist will provide practical information and advice about your medication including: how to take the medication, dealing with side effects, fitting your medication into your daily routine, ideas on how to remember to take your medication. Because it is very important that you are able to take your medication correctly, we strongly encourage you to see the pharmacist if you are: starting treatment for the first time, changing treatment for any reason and taking other drugs, including herbal remedies which may interfere with your treatment.

Opening times for the pharmacy department at the clinic are:
Monday and Tuesday: 9:30am - 1.30pm, 2.30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 1.30pm, 2.30pm - 6:30pm
Friday: 9:30am - 1.30pm

PRESCRIPTIONS CAN ONLY BE COLLECTED WHEN THE PHARMACY IS OPEN.
Tel: 020 8725 1803

pharmacylogo PPC (POSITIVE PARENTING AND CHILDREN)
Positive Parenting and Children (PPC) is a voluntary organisation which supports families in which either the parents or children are affected by HIV and AIDS. PPC accepts self-referrals from Wandsworth residents, as well as referrals from health services and Wandsworth Council's Department of Education and Social Services.

PPC services focus on the needs of children and the needs of the family as a whole, including parents' needs. Many of the families PPC works with are also affected by other difficulties such as poor housing, poverty, racism and isolation. PPC's main services include the following:

- Family support services, including advice, support and home-based
- A parenting support group and a fathers support group
- Young people's groups
- Children's peer support and group activities
- Counselling
- An online support forum

Unit 64 Eurolink Business Centre
49 Effra Road
Brixton
SW2 1BZ
Tel: 020 7738 7333 Mobile: 07956 877920
email: office@ppclondon.org.uk

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receptionist RECEPTION AT THE COURTYARD
There is a dedicated receptionist for the HIV clinic, who will make your appointments, answer your telephone calls and take messages. They will put you in touch with the appropriate person if you have a query.
Tel: 020 8725 3140

redforheart RED FOR HEART
From the British Heart Foundation's website, healthy eating plays a part in looking after the heart. This link is a file that lists some useful and healthy recipes and are featured in the Eating Well booklet, distributed in one of the informative Patient Forums at The Courtyard Clinic.
British Heart Foundation
Greater London
180 Hampstead Road
London NW1 7AW
Tel: 0300 3303311 or 020 7554 0000
Website: bhf.org.uk

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SLHP SOUTH LONDON HIV PARTNERSHIP
With a wide range of treatment available and some of the best healthcare in the world, people with HIV can live a long, healthy life. But having HIV can make some things more complicated. In South London there is a group of services working together to complement the work of clinic staff and other HIV services, so you can get the best information, advice and support when you need it. There are 5 different services with specific support and advice tailored to your needs and concerns. To get started with any of these services simply contact First Point.
Here's a PDF file of one of their latest booklets. Click here.
Tel: 020 7160 0949
Website: slhp.org.uk

swagnet SWAGNET
The South West London HIV & Sexual Health Clinical Services Network provides the structure for the collaboration and co-ordination between organisations and professional groups who deliver clinical services for HIV, GUM and Reproductive Sexual Health. The focus is on clinical governance, developing integrated care pathways and increased user choice, whilst ensuring that services are patient-focused, high quality, effective and equitable.
SWAGNET was established in 2002 as the first sexual health network in the country. It was originally a joint initiative of adult HIV and Genitourinary Medicine Services provided at Kingston Hospital, Mayday University Hospital, Queen Mary's Hospital, St George's Hospital & St Helier Hospital and the following PCTs: Kingston, Richmond & Twickenham, Croydon, Sutton & Merton and Wandsworth.
c/o Roehampton Clinic, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PN
Tel: 020 8487 6877
email: janine.railton@wpct.nhs.uk

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tht_logo THT - TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST
Terrence Higgins Trust is the leading and largest HIV and sexual health charity in the UK. THT was one of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV, and improving the nation's sexual health, ever since.
314-320 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP

Fax: 020 7812 1601
email: info@tht.org.uk

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wandsworthLGBT WANDSWORTH LGBT
A Facebook page: The Wandsworth LGBT Forum. The Forum's main objective is for those living, working and socialising in the Wandsworth area to have a place to voice your opinions and discuss with others topical concerns, health issues as well as personal points of view. Furthermore, the forum is there to act as representatives of any issues that you feel may be affecting you as an LGBT person. They may not have the answer but they can certainly assist in pointing you in the right direction.

rainbowlogo WAYNE
Wayne is the clever chap (LOL) who creates and uploads the web pages here on this site. All enquiries, content ideas and input can be put to him directly.
email: wayne@cycinfo.net Website: cycinfo.net

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YMCA see Central YMCA Club