Integrated Womens Service 

RLHIM Patients Access to Non-NHS-Funded Medicine

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  • What is the Women’s Service?

    This service was established in 1993 to provide a woman-centred service for dealing with gynaecological and related disorders.

    The clinic is staffed by female doctors only. The Women’s Service aims to provide a space for women to discuss an integrated approach to their treatment, health and well-being.

  • What can we treat?

    • Chronic cystitis
    • Endometriosis
    • Fibroids and simple ovarian cysts
    • Infertility of unexplained origin
    • Menopausal symptoms
    • Menstrual problems including premenstrual syndrome
    • Period problems (irregular, painful and absent periods)
    • Polycystic ovaries
    • Pregnancy-related symptoms
    • Recurrent infections, including thrush
    • Emotional difficulties linked to gynaecological symptoms
  • About the treatments offered

    Our experienced doctors are conventionally trained with additional training in complementary medicine.

    At the initial consultation we explore the presenting problem and physical and emotional responses to it.

    We take a full medical history including family history and will ask you about other medical problems that you might also have. This approach helps us choose an appropriate individualised treatment programme combining conventional and complementary medicine approaches, addressing both physical and emotional well-being.

    General examination will be carried out where appropriate, but we don’t provide cervical smears and routine internal examinations. These are available through the GP or Well Woman Clinic.

    The initial consultation will take 45 minutes with follow-up appointments usually lasting 15 minutes.

    As we practise and promote an integrated approach to health and medicine, patients taking conventional medication are advised to continue taking these alongside the treatment offered at the clinic as appropriate.

  • Your appointment

    If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know at least 48 hours beforehand so we can offer your appointment to someone else. If you do not attend your appointment without telling us we may refer you back to your GP.

    Following your treatment you will be referred back to your GP.

  • Professional education and training

    The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.
  • Access to homeopathic medications

    The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) no longer provides NHS-funded homeopathic remedies for any patients as part of their routine care. This is in line with the funding policy of Camden Clinical Commissioning Groups, the local NHS body that plans and pays for healthcare services in this area.

    Should you choose you will be able to obtain these medicines from the RLHIM pharmacy with a private prescription from your doctor, while other homeopathic pharmacies may also be able to supply the medicines. You can speak to your clinician or the RLHIM pharmacy at your next visit about this.

 Contact details

Women’s Service
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
Women's Service
60 Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3HR

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000
Fax: 020 3448 2004
Email: uclh.enquiry.rlhim.patients@nhs.net (not for referrals)

Service manager - Loretta Chinwokwu
Email: uclh.enquiry.rlhim.patients@nhs.net (not for referrals)