Ten easy steps to a healthier heart and lifestyle that will really make a difference no matter your age or strength.
February 26, 2015
Ten easy steps to a healthier heart and lifestyle that will really make a difference no matter your age or strength.
February 26, 2015
We are pleased to announce that in January 2015, London Bridge Hospital Endoscopy Department was awarded JAG accreditation!
February 26, 2015
Improving your diet is an important step towards preventing heart disease, but you may feel unsure where to begin. It’s important to remember that your overall eating pattern is more important than fixating over individual foods.
February 18, 2015
You might be wondering why there is a need for a Hotel Services department within each of HCA Hospitals’ world class private healthcare facilities. Read more to find out!
February 09, 2015
We are delighted to announce that Sithembile Chinaire, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, at London Bridge Hospital was recently awarded a Florence Nightingale travel Scholarship. The scheme receives over 300 applicants each year for only 20 places, so this is a real achievement.
February 02, 2015
We would like to say a big thank you to all that voted and supported us; we are proud to announce that we came in 3rd place!
January 26, 2015
Our bodies need to be optimised for such intense and demanding sports such as skiing and snowboarding because of the number of muscle groups that are involved, especially as it is a sport that we do not undertake regularly.
January 14, 2015
At the end of November, Mr Sam Gidwani, Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital, joined surgical colleagues Donald Sammut and Nola Lloyd, and anaesthetist James Rogers, on "Working Hands" charity’s annual two week trip to Nepal.
January 09, 2015
If you're off to the slopes, you may want to read some top tips to make sure you fully enjoy your time on the pistes this winter, provided by Mr Adil Ajuied, Consultant Specialist Knee Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital.
December 18, 2014
Here are six tips on how to think, eat, drink and be merry so Christmas doesn’t need to leave you feeling guilt-ridden and queuing for the gym in January!
December 17, 2014
This week we held our 2nd Anniversary Cardiac Multi-Disciplinary meeting.
December 12, 2014
The Physiotherapy Department hosted their website launch evening on Wednesday 26th November at London Bridge Hospital.
November 28, 2014
For millions of women they are able and keen to keep exercising during pregnancy and there is an incredible amount of pressure to get back into shape within weeks of having a baby. Emma Brockwell, Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at London Bridge Hospital shares some interesting guidelines for exercising during the childbearing year. Read more!
November 17, 2014
London Bridge Hospital raised over £200 for Children in Need on Friday 14th November 2014. BBC Children in Need is the BBC's UK charity which has raised over £600 million since 1980 to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK. Huge thanks to everyone who contributed!
The beginning of November kicks off Mouth Cancer Action Month, the charity campaign that aims to raise awareness of and save lives caused by mouth cancer.
October 31, 2014
London Bridge Hospital ran a cake sale to raise money for the SLAA charity (Sierra Leone Adventists Abroad) in its fight against ebola.
October 28, 2014
Pink Buddies are women of all ages, who can offer support, not just to each other, but also to women who are currently going through treatment for breast cancer.
October 22, 2014
October welcomes the arrival of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the annual initiative dedicated to raising awareness for the symptoms of breast cancer, encouraging women to regularly check their own breasts for abnormalities and empowering them to seek help when necessary.
At London Bridge Hospital, our specialised breast clinic - The London Breast Centre - offers rapid advice, diagnosis and treatment, drawing on the expertise of some of the country’s leading breast units.
October 16, 2014
London Bridge is delighted to support the SLAA charity, which works to reduce the poverty and improve health in Sierra Leone. Read more and donate
October 15, 2014
In light Hypo Awareness Week this week (29th September - 3rd October), we're giving you a top 10 tips list on how to manage diabetes. Read more to find out the general symptons and how best to manage the condition...
September 30, 2014
This week is Hypo Awareness Week, aimed to raise awareness of hypoglycaemia. Find out how London Bridge Hospital is supporting this cause...
September 29, 2014
London Bridge Hospital raises £157.45 for Macmillan's #MacmillanCoffeeMorning. Well done to the baking team and to everyone who contributed!
Sevenoaks Medical Centre’s Late Summer drinks party took place in the beautiful setting of Ightham Mote in Kent, on Thursday, 25th September. This is a great networking opportunity for Consultants, locally based GPs and Nurses, as well as other organisations from around the area.
September 26, 2014
This week, staff at HCA and London Bridge Hospital Conneted in a physical, mental, and spiritual yoga class raising nearly £100 for our charity of the year, Connect.
September 24, 2014
Emma Brockwell, Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at London Bridge Hospital joins our website blog and will be writing a regular blog aimed at women (mainly mums) who run. Emma suggests a number of advantages in running, from allowing you to be flexible (work around your time schedule) to being cheaper than a gym membership...
September 23, 2014
With the recent news about the Duchesss of Cambridge being pregnant with her second child, here’s some expert advice on making the experience of commuting while pregnant safer and more bearable...
September 11, 2014
This week, staff at London Bridge Hospital released their inner Mary Berry as they took over the staff restaurant for our latest fundraising activity, the London Bridge Hospital Bake Off, raising over £270 in the process for our charity of the year, Connect.
June 26, 2014
As National Men's Health Week continues, we are focusing on a fitness regime that offers a high physical impact: bodybuilding. Beyond building the biggest muscles in town, weightlifting can have numerous benefits that can extend into old age, when practised safely and moderately. The physical change to your body is just one aspect; when practised safely, a bodybuilding regime can have psychological advantages too.
June 11, 2014
Men’s Health Week kicks off today. The annual initiative aims to increase everyone’s awareness of health problems in men and boys, and to encourage early detection and treatment.
This month, it's Hughes Syndrome Awareness Month, a time when medical professionals seek to raise awareness of the autoimmune disease that affects around 600,000 people in the UK. But did you know, that Professor Graham Hughes, Consultant Rheumatologist and head of the London Lupus Centre at London Bridge Hospital discovered Hughes Syndome thirty years ago?
To find out everything there is to know about Hughes Syndrome, also known as a Antiphospholipid or 'sticky blood' syndrome, read our Hughes Syndrome FAQ...
May 20, 2014
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder in women, affecting between 6 and 21% of the female population. A lifelong condition, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is associated with a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes, as well as menstrual dysfunction, infertility and depression.
The dietetics department at London Bridge Hospital has launched a new service to help women manage the symptoms and side effects of PCOS through diet and weight loss. Robyn Coetzee, Specialist Dietitian at London Bridge Hospital tell us why diet is so important for PCOS sufferers...
May 12, 2014
This month is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a national campaign to raise awareness of the UK's second biggest cancer threat. Every year, 40,000 people in this country are diagnosed with the disease, and just under 16,000 are killed by it. Here, we speak to Mr Mark George, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, and discuss why it is so important that people of all ages are aware of the signs and symptoms...
April 07, 2014
With marathon season upon us, keen and professional runners will be ready to embark on a training programme that will set them in good stead for the gruelling 26.2 mile run. Want to make sure you get the most out of your training and stay injury free? As London Bridge Hospital is one of the registered injury centres for the race, we speak to two of our experts, and get their advice on how you can master the marathon...
March 10, 2014
We live in a fast-paced society. Every day we face new challenges that affect our lives, in very different ways. These challenges can vary from a new job or partner, stress at work, bereavement or the arrival of a new baby. Some people can also be affected by a change in their health, physically or emotionally. These issues can also affect our sex lives.
Clinical Nurse Specialist Emma Waring runs a Psychosexual Counselling Service at London Bridge Hospital, where it is understood how important sexual functioning is to patients, and how difficulties in this area can have a huge impact on their life as an individual, or as a couple. In the latest London Bridge Hospital blog, we talk to Emma about the service, and how it can help...
February 21, 2014
The British Heart Foundation's annual awareness campaign of all heart and circulatory diseases, National Heart Month, starts today. Accounting for more than 161,000 deaths each year, coronary Heart Disease is the UK's strongest killer, responsible for the deaths of one in six men and one in ten women.
In our latest blog, London Bridge Hospital experts discuss the condition, and how it can affect us.
February 01, 2014
Monday 19th January marks the beginning of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Over 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK alone, making it the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under. However, an alarming 20% of women don't attend their screening appointments.
We talk to London Bridge Hospital Consultant Gynaecologist Deborah Bruce about the screening process, and why it is so important.
January 17, 2014
The liver is the largest organ in our body, holding an estimated 23% of our blood supply at any one time, which is why it is very important to look after it. Following the excess of Christmas and the New Year, January is the time to love your liver! Here, we see how our dedicated liver centre, the London Liver Centre can help.
January 08, 2014
There is still plenty of time to get ski-fit for the slopes! Read Senior Physiotherapist Lucie Noble's top five tips on how you can get in to shape in the weeks prior to your holiday...
December 23, 2013
The London Bridge Hospital Referrers' Guide 2014, and the latest issue of Health Matters, the London Bridge Hospital magazine are now available and due in GP surgeries soon.
December 16, 2013
London Bridge Hospital is proud to launch the London Pacemaker and Defibrillator Centre.
But what does it do, and how can it help?
December 05, 2013
Alpine ski injuries rate is approximately 2-3 per 1000 skiers each day. Skiing is a sport that demands high physical effort. The more ready you are in terms of being in shape, the less taxing it is on the body.
Here are a few tips to stay injury free on the slopes...
November 24, 2013
Today (November 14th) is World Diabetes Day, a day dedicated to the education and prevention of diabetes, and highlighting the growing concerns about the global health threat that the condition poses.
To mark World Diabetes Day, we speak to Consultant Endocrinologist Dr Jesse Kumar , who practises at our outpatient centre in Kent, Sevenoaks Medical Centre, about the condition.
November 14, 2013
Pancreatic cancer affects over 8,000 people in the UK every year. As we mark Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, the London Bridge Hospital blog talks to Consultant Oncologist Dr Nick Maisey to find out why it is so important to recognise the signs and symptoms of the 'silent cancer.'
November 04, 2013
Today (November 1st) marks the start of Mouth Cancer Action Month, a nationwide initiative led by the British Dental Health Foundation to raise awareness of mouth cancer.
We speak to London Bridge Hospital Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon Mr Jean-Pierre Jeannon, as he explains why much more needs to be done to increase awareness of the symptoms of mouth cancer, and to encourage people to get any symptoms checked.
November 01, 2013
October marks the arrival of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual event to raise awareness of the symptoms of breast cancer, encouraging women everywhere to check their breasts and seek help if they need it. The London Breast Centre at London Bridge Hospital is a one-stop desitination for common breast problems, including breast cancer. How can we help you?
October 02, 2013
HCA has launched a new 'Consultant Finder' app on iTunes, to help you find any consultant in any UK HCA hospital, at the click of a button
September 26, 2013
This week, the UK is marking National Eczema Week. With diagnosis on the increase, we speak to London Bridge Hospital Consultant Dermatologist Dr Virginia Hubbard about how this awareness week will help to inform people of the causes, symptoms and treatments of eczema
September 18, 2013
London Bridge Hospital has launched a brand new website dedicated to its Oncology service. This new website details the extensive Oncology services provided by London Bridge Hospital, which are now available all under one roof.
September 13, 2013
London Bridge Hospital has launched a brand new website dedicated to its Endoscopy service, providing both prospective and existing patients with a comprehensive understanding of how our specialists can help with diagnostic services, treatment and support.
September 09, 2013
London Bridge Hospital is proud to offer the latest in MRI technology, with the Siemens 3 Tesla (3T) Magnetom Skyra Scanner. This means that we now have a total of seven scanners across all of our locations, meaning we have the largest MRI capacity of any private hospital in the UK.
But what are the benefits of a 3T MRI? In a special guest blog, Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at 31 Old Broad Street tells us more..
August 29, 2013
One of London Bridge Hospital's Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons has appeared on Channel 5 News, discussing how children playing an excessive amount of computer games can damage their spines
August 15, 2013
Testicular Cancer is the most common cancer for men aged between 15 and 49 in the UK. This week, London Bridge Hospital is joining the rest of the UK in celebrating Men's Health Week. To mark this national awareness week, Dr Simon Chowdhury, Consultant Oncologist discusses why it is so important for men to regularly check themselves.
June 13, 2013
This week, the British Association of Dermatologists is marking Sun Awareness Week to ensure that we know how to enjoy some good old British sunshine, and keep our skin safe at the same time. But how can we reduce the risk of developing skin cancer? One of London Bridge Hospital’s Consultant Dermatologists Dr Virginia Hubbard, gives her top tips.
May 08, 2013
As we come to the end of National Stop Snoring week, Consultant ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr Santdeep Paun, discusses snoring, and tells us some of his tips to reduce the problem.
April 26, 2013
London Bridge Hospital is joining forces with The Wellington Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic, to highlight the world renowned cardiac services available at each hospital.
April 22, 2013
Following reports from researchers at China's Jilin University that certain components found in egg whites may be able to reduce blood pressure, Katie Wardle, Specialist Dietician at London Bridge Hospital takes a look at the facts.
April 15, 2013
As the third most common cancer in the UK for both men and women, Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer related death. As this month highlights Bowel Cancer awareness, Professor Ciclitira, Professor of Gastroenterology at London Bridge Hospital explains the signs and symptoms, and tells us why early detection is more important than ever before.
April 08, 2013
March marks Ovarian and Prostate cancer awareness month. As with many conditions, both cancers are often very difficult to detect in their early stages which means being aware of their signs and symptoms is more importat than ever before. For this month’s blog, London Bridge Hospital takes a look at the facts...
March 25, 2013
London Bridge Hospital has announced that it will continue to support local charity Connect, for another year following a successful year of fundraising in 2012. Here, we discuss how we plan to put the ‘fun’ into fundraising...
February 27, 2013
Following recent media coverage suggesting that women who regularly eat strawberries and blueberries are less likely to have a heart attack, London Bridge Hospital's dietetics department were keen to explore the science behind these findings. In a special guest blog, here is what the team found out...
January 31, 2013
The London Marathon is fast approaching, and in 2013 thousands of runners will take part for the first time. As their training goes up a gear, our Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Uzo Ehiogu outlines some of the key factors new runners should consider on their journey to the finish line.
January 23, 2013
The London Bridge Hospital Referrers’ Guide 2013 and the latest edition of Health Matters are now available and are due in GP surgeries soon.
December 18, 2012
The Alpine ski injuries rate is approximately two to three injuries per 1000 skiers each day. Skiing is a sport that demands physical effort and the more ready you are in terms of being in shape, the less taxing it is on the body.
Here are a few tips to stay injury free on the slopes from our Senior Physiotherapist Lucie Noble
December 11, 2012
As November comes to a close, this marks the end of ‘Movember’. Sadly, tomorrow, all the fabulous moustache’s or ‘mo’s’ that you have seen wonderfully sprouting over the past four weeks, will disappear.
November 30, 2012
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer after breast cancer, around 40,000 people are diagnosed each year in the UK. This week the BBC reported that reserarchers at Kings College London had found that people with lung cancer will double by 2040 from 65,000 to 137,000. This number will disproportionately affect women. Awareness about breast cancer affecting women is widely known, but lung cancer actually causes more death in women than breast cancer. Sadly, it has been reported that rates of lung cancer in women continue to rise.
November 16, 2012
Today is World Diabetes Day. Everywhere in the world, people are raising awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. According to the World Health Organisation there are 347 million people living with diabetes in the world today and 3.7 million in the UK alone.
November 14, 2012
London Bridge Hospital recently held a Charity Bingo Night for local charity Connect. Through event ticket and raffle ticket sales, the hospital raised a total of £729.
November 09, 2012
Lupus Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about the lesser known auto-immune disease. The most common symptoms are unexplained muscle aches, joint pains and extreme fatigue.
October 26, 2012
It's Breast Cancer Awareness month - do you know the facts?
October 24, 2012
Many of us are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, with charities, companies and fundraisers promoting awareness of breast cancer and the support and treatments available. However, few people probably realise that today, the 17th October is International Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day). Originating in Canada in 2010, BRA Day was initiated to raise awareness about the reconstruction options following surgery.
October 17, 2012
What an exciting summer for sport! London 2012 bought an incredible buzz to the city and has inspired many people to increase their training or try new sports. In light of this, our Senior Physiotherapist, Lucie Noble has put together her Top 10 Tips for trying to prevent sport injuries.
October 04, 2012
London Bridge Hospital consultant, Dr Jonathan Rees, played a key role at London 2012!
September 14, 2012
BBC News recently published a story stating the number of people waiting for knee and hip operations has increased by almost 100% in two years. Mr Charles Willis-Owen, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital explains why the UK might also see these trends:
August 10, 2012
If you are taking part in several sporting activities in a short space of time, it is important to refuel your body between heats and training sessions. Our Specialist Dietitian, Katie Wardle, who runs our Sports Nutrition Clinic provides her top tips to help you keep your body refuelled during training and exercise.
August 03, 2012
London Bridge Hospital recently held a charity Salsa Evening to raise money for Connect, a local charity who works with people with aphasia, a communication disability that can occur following a stroke. Through the event ticket sales and raffle ticket sales, we raised £800 for Connect.
July 04, 2012
Members of staff from London Bridge Hospital took part in a charity pub quiz to raise money for Connect, a local charity who work with people with aphasia. Participants from London Bridge Hospital and Connect formed 11 teams and competed to be crowned champions whilst raising £631 for the charity at the event.
June 01, 2012
It’s Heart Rhythm Week, and Arrhythmia Alliance are running their ‘Your Heart is in Your Hands’ awareness campaign. Our Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Jas Gill tells us about Arrhythmias and importance of screening.
May 22, 2012
This week we have a guest blog post from Lorna Jones, the Events Director of the Pink Buddies, a group started by breast cancer survivors who underwent their treatment at London Bridge Hospital
April 23, 2012
Do you suffer from pain and discomfort in your abdomen? Are you bloated and does swelling of your abdomen develop from time to time? Do you suffer from bouts of diarrhoea and / or constipation?
Along with this, do you often suffer from other symptoms including nausea, tiredness, heartburn, excessive flatulence, backache and bladder symptoms? If so, you may be one of the one of the five people in the UK who suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at some stage in their life.*
April 16, 2012
London Bridge Hospital has developed a special iPhone app for patients, GPs and cross-referring Consultants, which helps them quickly choose a specialist and book an appointment for a consultation, diagnostic services, or for treatment.
April 03, 2012
Professor Graham Hughes, Consultant Rheumatologist at the London Lupus Centre, the leading lupus consultant in the UK who founded the Hughes Syndrome Foundation shares his blog with us.
March 21, 2012
As marathon season is in sight and training is well underway, one of our Senior Physiotherapists, Emma Brockwell provides her top tips to help prevent injuries when it comes to marathon training:
March 05, 2012
As March marks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Mr Ben Challacombe, Consultant Urologist at London Bridge Hospital talks about increasing awareness and early assessment
March 01, 2012
Huge Olympics Games rings are travelling down the River Thames today to mark the 150 days until the start of the London 2012 Games and were outside London Bridge Hospital.
February 28, 2012
With just over two months until the Virgin London Marathon, dietitians from our Sports Nutrition Clinic provide their top five tips to optimise marathon nutrition whilst you train, and for the big day.
February 15, 2012
It’s Red for Heart Month so to raise awareness about heart health, our Dietetics department have put together their top tips to help keep your heart healthy.
February 01, 2012
The MHRA advised that they found no evidence to support routine removal of PIP breast implants and they recommended that any patients who were concerned about their implant should seek clinical advice from their consultant surgeon. HCA International’s leadership supports the MHRA’s position, and has issued a commitment to any patients that have had PIP breast implant surgery at one of its hospitals, saying that it will provide full support to address their concerns.
For general enquiries relating to PIP breast implants please either contact your Surgeon directly or call our dedicated helpline on 020 7079 4399
January 19, 2012
BBC News recently released a news story on data that suggests there has been a huge rise in knee replacement operation rates, particularly for younger patients. Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at London Sports Orthopaedics explains why we are seeing these trends.
January 18, 2012
Kurt Thomson, one of London Bridge Hospital’s Radiographers recently organised a charity event to help raise money for the Phaya Thai Babies Home in Bangkok. Kurt will be travelling to Thailand to volunteer at the orphanage, which was affected by the recent floods and he has been raising money to help fund the regeneration of the home following the destruction.
January 17, 2012
The latest London Bridge Hospital Referrers Guide 2012 is anticipated to arrive in GP surgeries next week.
December 06, 2011
August 01, 2011
London Bridge Hospital offers an established Haemotology / Oncology service - but what does this really mean?
July 20, 2011
At the beginning of July, the Daily Mail ran a story about an increase in early onset menopause in women under 40. You can read the story in full here. One of London Bridge Hospital's Consultant Gynaecologists, Miss Shanti Raju, gives her response to the article here.
July 13, 2011
July 11, 2011
Patients at London Bridge Hospital can expect to receieve the very latest techniques for the non-invasive assessment of the function and structure of the cardiovascular system, including Cardiac MRI.
July 06, 2011
London Bridge Hospital has an advanced Haemotology/Oncology department with Consultants from some of London’s leading teaching hospitals.
July 04, 2011
June 26, 2011