Company : NHS Trust Foundation

Category : Cardiology

Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology

The Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology team operates a busy consult service providing advice to PICU, NICU and General Paediatric teams, as well as a broad range of paediatric subspecialty services, including haematology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, respiratory medicine, neurology, rheumatology and several of surgical specialties. The team also provides a tertiary service for paediatric patients from regional hospitals across South East England and supports their King’s Health Partners (KHP) colleagues at King’s College London.

 

Infection prevention and control is also an important part of our work, as is promoting the appropriate and responsible use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines. We work closely with specialist colleagues from every department of Evelina London, with the Infectious Diseases team for adult patients and the Department of Infection at St Thomas' Hospital, which includes specialised Microbiologists and Virologists.

 

When children are recovering from severe infections but still require long courses of intravenous antibiotics, we support their ongoing treatment in their own homes, offering outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT).

 

Research

 

We regularly take part in national and international research studies. Recent and ongoing projects include the following areas:

 

  • Chronic infections, including HIV
  • Diagnosis and treatment of encephalitis
  • Genetics of Kawasaki disease
  • Vaccine studies
  • Severe enterovirus infections
  • TB epidemiology & diagnostics (part of the Paediatric Tuberculosis Network European Trials Group (ptbnet))
  • Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections

 

Clinics

 

  • Paediatric infectious diseases clinic
  • Immunology clinic (tertiary)
  • 22q clinic
  • TB clinic
  • Congenital infections clinic (HBV, HCV, CMV, toxoplasmosis)
  • Children’s HIV clinic
  • OPAT clinic
  • Rapid access clinic (urgent referrals)
  • Kawasaki clinic – joint with cardiology
  • Fever clinic – joint with rheumatology

Other Products

Cancer Care

Cardiovascular Centre

Children's Hospital

Kidney Treatment Centre

Orthopedic Hospital

Accident and Emergency

General medicine service

Adult allergy clinic

Adult community nursing team

Anaesthetic information for patients

Assisted Conception Unit

Bladder cancer services

Cardiology services

South Thames cleft service

Clinical genetics services

Critical care services

Dental services

Dermatological surgery and laser unit

Dermatopathology laboratory

Foot health services

Gynaecology services

Haematology services

Harrison Wing pharmacy

Interventional Radiology

Lane Fox Respiratory Service

Obstetric medicine service

Occupational therapy services

Neuro oncology services

Paediatric Dermatology and Genetic Skin Diseases

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Paediatric Metabolic Medicine

Paediatric Rheumatology

Paediatric Urology

Pain management services

Photodermatology service

Physiotherapy

Amputee Rehabilitation Unit

Psychology services

Renal and Transplant Medicine

Kidney and transplantation clinics

Rheumatology services

Sexual Health and HIV

Sleep disorders centre

Speech and language therapy services

Vascular surgery services