Women's Service 

Important information

From 3rd April 2018, The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) will no longer be providing 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 purchase these medicines from the RLHIM pharmacy, 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.

For further information on the Camden CCG policy you can contact their enquiries team via camccg.enquiries@nhs.net or 020 3688 1700.

  • 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 exclusively by female doctors. The Women’s Service aims to provide a space for women to discuss an integrated approach to their treatment, health and well-being.
  • Some of the common conditions seen by the team include?

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

    All women are seen by conventionally trained clinicians who specialise in complementary medicine. All the treatments provided can be used safely alongside conventional treatments.

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

    A full medical history is also taken, including past medical history, family history and history of other concurrent problems. This approach informs the decision to prescribe the appropriate individualised medicines.

    In the course of treatment we try to address both physical and mental well-being.

    General examination will be carried out where appropriate, but cervical smears and routine internal examinations are not provided in clinic.

    These are available through the patient’s 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.
Dr Sara Eames Women's Service

Dr Sara Eames

 Contact details

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

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000
Fax: 020 3448 2004
Email: rlhimpatients@uclh.nhs.uk (not for referrals)

Service manager - Loretta Chinwokwu
Email: rlhimpatients@uclh.nhs.uk (not for referrals)

Patient leaflets