GP news and updates

  • 29 September 2022

    UCLH have a (nurse led) Advice and Guidance service (A&G) on e-RS to provide support to GPs.

  • 08 July 2022

    The specimen containers used for urine microscopy culture test are changing. The new specimen containers include boric acid preservative. The presence of boric acid helps to maintain the microbiological quality of the specimen and prevents overgrowth of organisms during transport to the lab.

  • 15 February 2022

    We are now administering new COVID-19 treatments for patients at highest risk in the community. The service can prescribe oral antivirals to be taken at home, and give intravenous antibody treatments at the hospital.

  • 15 February 2022

    The X-ray GP Direct Access service for patients has returned to a fully walk-in service, although we will review this decision regularly and let you know if we make changes to the service.

  • 15 February 2022

    All semen analysis referrals should be made via the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). We will no longer be able to book semen analysis appointments through direct requests from patients or GP surgeries via email.

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