February 08, 2018
An introduction to Retzius-sparing radical prostatectomy By Professor Christopher Eden
November 03, 2017
On Monday 24th April we opened our brand new expansion of our campus – Private Care at Guy’s.
April 27, 2017
We all know that high blood pressure can be dangerous and a leading culprit in causing a huge range of diseases. It is possible to lower with six simple steps.
February 28, 2017
London Sports Orthopaedics Consultant Ian McDermott completed a landmark operation earlier this week.
February 23, 2017
Professor Tony Kochhar explains the advantages to the patient of surgery without general anaesthetic
February 06, 2017
Learn about what it’s like to work as a consultant oncologist at London Bridge Hospital.
December 23, 2016
We hosted an evening with Professor Tibor Hajtó in collaboration with The Really Healthy Company.
November 30, 2016
To continue with our 30th Birthday celebration we’d like to share General Cardiology Manager Anita McDonald’s highlights of her time working at London Bridge Hospital.
November 23, 2016
We continue to pay homage to our hospital’s and mark our 30th birthday. Staff member Barbara Cooper shares her experiences over the last 19 years.
November 09, 2016
We are delighted to have won first place in the London Hospital Garden competition.
November 08, 2016
After the success of the last Ten Topics in Rheumatology event, Sandy Hampson, The London Lupus Centre Manager provides wonderful insight for upcoming events.
November 01, 2016
Our beloved hospital has turned 30 this year! In order to celebrate this milestone we decided to pay homage with some words from our staff. In this blog post we feature Holly Wilkinson, Marketing Manager.
October 25, 2016
We relaunched our HCA at Docklands Outpatients and Diagnostic centre on 5th October, read more about this exciting event and what it means for us.
October 13, 2016
Don’t let a stomach bug ruin your holiday, get expert advice from our Dietitian Evelyn Toner.
October 06, 2016
We have all been in situations where we have eaten something that has caused a bout of food poisoning. Our Dietitian, Evelyn Toner provides tips to get us back to full health.
October 06, 2016
London Bridge Hospital staff members participated in the Guy’s Urban Challenge September 2016. Read their full story on their experience.
October 05, 2016
This Back Care Awareness Week our Physiotherapist Aisling O’Malley provides advice on how to lift and how to apply load to stay safe, whilst doing everyday tasks.
October 03, 2016
Our Consultant Dermatologist Dr Sandy Flann gives advice on how to stay safe during the heatwave and answers your most common queries
September 15, 2016
As one of the largest private hospitals in the UK, we provide the highest standard of clinical expertise and nursing care.
August 09, 2016
Ever wondered what it is like to run a hospital ward? One of our Ward Manager’s, Caelen Wilson, talks about his responsibilities and duties.
August 08, 2016
Sevenoaks Medical Centre, Insight Magazine welcomes its summer edition. Read about their exciting new services, consultants and have your topical health questions answered.
August 02, 2016
Chef Filomena Amina wins category in HCA Healthcare UK Chef of The Year award!
July 28, 2016
With the start of Wimbledon, we look at ways to warm up safely in order to prevent common injuries on the tennis court.
June 29, 2016
Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Knee Surgeon in London Sports Orthopaedics, has recently performed the UK’s first ever Conformis iTotal-PS knee replacement.
June 21, 2016
Last week was the World’s third Dietietians Week and our Acting Dietetic Manager, Evelyn Toner was invited to The House of Lords!
June 17, 2016
Another trophy for our cabinet as HCA Healthcare UK was named Private Hospital Group of the year.
June 17, 2016
35% of people do not have access to water in an office working environment, a BDA survey found Recently, the British Dietetic Association undertook a survey to explore hydration in the workplace and found that 35% of people do not have access to water in an office working environment.
June 06, 2016
Here at London Bridge Hospital it is not rare for our staff to go above and beyond for their patients. The evidence comes from one of our staff’s stories.
May 17, 2016
How can we spot the symptons of the biggest gynaecological disease in the UK?
May 11, 2016
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common intestinal disorders, affecting around seven to ten out of 100 people in the world and two in ten people in the UK. Dr Guy Chung-Faye, Consultant Gastroenterologist discusses IBS and the symptoms to be aware of and treatment options available.
April 04, 2016
London Bridge Hospital exhibited at Move it dance and performance exhibition for the first time. Read more about our journey here.
March 24, 2016
We are proud to announce that the GP Liaison and Marketing Department at London Bridge Hospital raised over £190 for Sport Relief! Thanks to all that contributed and helped towards this great cause.
Today we celebrate World Tea Party Day. Here at London Bridge Hospital we believe food is part of the recovery process and it’s important to provide patients with delicious treats and contribute to their path to health.
March 16, 2016
On 10th March 2016, the Renal and Dietetics Team at London Bridge Hospital celebrated the 11th International World Kidney Day.
March 11, 2016
March 09, 2016
As part of HCA Hospital group, three chefs have proved they are the best in the business after winning awards at The International Salon Culinaire.
March 04, 2016
Pregnancy is a source of joy but often times we disregard the physical and emotional effects during this period. After the baby is born, are we being fully aware of the impact of pregnancy in the body? Emma Brockwell, Senior Phyisiotherapist at London Bridge Hospital, explains in this blog post on how to have a happy postnatal care.
February 18, 2016
We are proud to announce that our 2015 patient satisfaction survey results indicated that we are providing an excellent service.
February 17, 2016
Consultant Cardiologist explains how loneliness can affect your health
February 12, 2016
A new non-invasive treatment for heart disease is now available at London Bridge Hospital and has changed the way cardiologists are able to analyse the impact of blockages on blood flow.
February 04, 2016
World Cancer Day is a global event which aims to get people around the world talking about cancer; Sarah Cannon are getting involved and London Bridge Hospital is supporting the cause.
February 04, 2016
HCA Healthcare UK has today opened its new medical outpatient centre in The Shard. HCA at the Shard offers quick, convenient and flexible access to world-class healthcare in one of the capital’s main transport hubs of London Bridge.
February 01, 2016
Find the New Referrers’ Guide here: a comprehensive directory with information about our services and specialists.
January 28, 2016
The Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation team at London Bridge Hospital are pleased to be able to offer HSCT for Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders.
January 20, 2016
On Tuesday 15th December, Connect charity held a Christmas Carol concert to raise funds for the organisation. Members of Connect joined together to sing Christmas Carols in St George the Martyr Church in London. Staff from London Bridge Hospital also gathered and contributed to the festivities. The concert successfully raised £850, all proceeds going towards Connect who help people with aphasia reconnect with life.
On a diet but want to enjoy your Christmas dinner without feeling guilty afterwards? We have the answers here, including healthier alternatives to traditional foods that won’t leave you left out.
December 16, 2015
A healthy diet and lifestyle can help to improve the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as well as reduce the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. Our Specialist Dietitian Agnese Pore explains the best way to help you manage the condition.
December 14, 2015
Dr William Alazawi, Consultant Hepatologist meets patients with liver disease and their supporters from different European countries about widening access to liver healthcare.
December 10, 2015
Married dad of four, Stephen Murphy is taking to the seas to raise money for the YMCA in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the toughest rowing challenge to date. Read more about his exciting adventure!
November 27, 2015
Sexual health can be an embarrassing area for most men and can have a large impact on daily life. At London Bridge Hospital, we offer expert advice, consultation and treatment on a large array of sexual health conditions.
November 24, 2015
In light of Men’s Health awareness month, at London Bridge Hospital we are informing patients of disorders and the services and treatment plans that we have available.
November 18, 2015
We are delighted to host the first Custom Made Knee meeting with our Consultants, find out about knee replacements, joint surgery and knee arthritis plus more.
November 18, 2015
Our internationally renowned Sports & Exercise Medicine Team consists of specialist sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists, who work together to provide a bespoke, integrated care programme for our patients.
November 16, 2015
In light of Diabetes awareness day, Clinical Nurse Specialist Tembi Chinaire provides some helpful advice on how to lead a healthy life with this condition.
November 14, 2015
November (or ‘Movember’) is Men’s Health Awareness month and in view of this, Helen Dellow-Findlay (Specialist Oncology Dietitian) has provided us with an overview on how some simple adjustments to your diet and lifestyle can help reduce the risk of cancer.
November 13, 2015
Cardiac medicine at London Bridge Hospital encompasses the full range of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services, provided by the Cardiology, Cardiothoracics, Imaging and Theatre Teams that form part of our internationally renowned cardiac services.
November 12, 2015
Our GP seminar on ‘Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Head and Neck Cancer – Understanding the Change in Disease Pattern’ led by our leading Consultants was the most well-attended that we have had this year.
November 10, 2015
Psoriasis affects approximately 2% of people in the UK and varies in severity. Dr Nemesha Desai, Consultant Dermatologist creates awareness and provides tips for treatment.
November 09, 2015
Our Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist talks to us and tells us a bit more about her role, what she enjoys and finds challenging. Read the full blog post!
November 09, 2015
Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon discuss the benefits of custom-made knee implants ‘ConformMIS’ and the technical advances that it has made possible.
November 06, 2015
To manage work-related stress more effectively it is important to establish limits on how much you are willing to let work dominate your life and to learn to say no to unrealistic demands. Simon Simpson, Cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist at London Bridge Hospital writes article on ways to combat stress and cope with pressure.
November 05, 2015
At London Bridge Hospital we provide a wide range of diagnostics and treatments for men. Our Men’s Health Services are recognised nationally and internationally for clinical expertise, rapid assessment and customised care.
November 02, 2015
Dr Rohit Lal, Consultant Oncologist at London Bridge Hospital discusses lung cancer and the possible treatment available insight of Lung Cancer awareness month.
November 01, 2015
Sleep is vital for a variety of bodily functions. We spend about 30 per cent of our lives asleep and without it, death occurs in a few days. It is possible to survive longer without food than sleep. Dr Guy Leschziner, Consultant Neurologist at London Bridge Hospital’s Sleep Centre explains the importance of this bodily function.
October 29, 2015
October is Lupus Awareness Month and with this in mind, it is perhaps time to reflect on the rise of lupus in the last decade, and to take a look at the future of the disease. Professor Graham Hughes, Head of London Lupus Centre discusses Lupus and the changes of the diesease over the years.
October 28, 2015
At London Bridge Hospital our Consultants employ the latest technology and have been providing back pain relief through various techniques and surgeries for many years.
October 25, 2015
London Bridge Hospital has been very successful in the past fifteen years and has grown rapidly. Our CEO John Reay gives us an update on our brand new CEO corner blog edition
October 23, 2015
On Saturday the Orthopaedic GP Update was held which had a great turn out that included many prominent professionals.
October 21, 2015
Our super-fit colleagues take on a gruelling challenge for charity.
October 20, 2015
On Saturday, 10th October, we held our annual Ten Topics in Rheumatology for GP’s Update at Glaziers Hall.
October 19, 2015
"Musculosketal disorders are the most common cause of illness in the UK", as said by Joint Action Org UK, 2011. At London Bridge Hospital, we have an outstanding reputation for orthopaedic care second to none.
October 17, 2015
During October, the media cover for Breast Awareness means magazine racks are lined with stories about breast cancer. For some woman, breast cancer is the disease they fear the most. That is why you should get familiar with what is ‘normal for you’, and get any changes investigated.
October 16, 2015
Finding a lump in the breast is every woman’s nightmare. With it comes the fear and dread of being diagnosed with breast cancer. In the majority of cases, the breast lump is non-cancerous but it remains the most common form of presentation of breast cancer. It is therefore important, not to ignore the finding and seek help from a specialist breast surgeon.
October 15, 2015
London Bridge Hospital Physiotherapist, Sam Mould has become a world record breaker! Sam swam the English Channel earlier this year in a record-breaking 19 hours as part of a relay team, becoming the first woman to swim the Channel as a part of a butterfly relay team!
October 13, 2015
Our Breast Care Clinical Nurse Specialist talks to us and tells us a bit more about her role, what she enjoys and finds challenging. Read the full blog post!
October 12, 2015
Representatives from London Bridge Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic and LOC attended the annual opening event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ‘The Show’. The event which is organised by the charity, Breast Cancer Care, was hosted by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, and the highlight of the evening was a fashion show where all of the models had been diagnosed with breast cancer, celebrating their strength and courage while showcasing the very latest in designer fashion!
Our guest consultant speakers were Dr Alison Taylor, Consultant Gynaecologist and subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, speaking about IVF and egg freezing.
October 09, 2015
On 7th October, colleagues from London Bridge Hospital and HCA Ventures took part in the ‘Light the Night’ walk charity campaign fighting blood cancer.
October 07, 2015
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in the UK, and one in eight British women will developing it in their lifetime. Mr Nicolas Beechey-Newman, Consultant Breast Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital, explains breast cancer and how to spot the signs.
October 06, 2015
We can now deliver our own accredited and certified training to the Housekeeping team!
September 30, 2015
Many women believe that heart disease is a condition that only affects men. This is simply not true and as a result, women are less likely to be aware of the associated risks, particularly, around heart disease and contraception. Dr Cliff Bucknall, Consultant Cardiologist at London Bridge Hospital informs us of the facts to be aware of.
September 29, 2015
Last week, we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Lupus Centre here at London Bridge Hospital!
September 28, 2015
London Bridge Hospital staff in GP Liaison and Marketing, Oncology and Medical Secretariat departments held a coffee morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
September 25, 2015
With the Rugby World Cup 2015 starting, our Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Dr Widdowson has a challenging role as Match Day Doctor involves assisting the countries’ medical teams with injuries during games in the tournament, assessing head and blood injuries, and ensuring the medical needs of both teams are met.
September 24, 2015
London Bridge Hospital successfully achieved accreditation at our first assessment, with a score of 66.8%.
September 18, 2015
Around 2.3 million people in the UK are living with coronary heart disease, every three minutes someone in the UK is struck by a heart attack and around 30% of heart attacks are fatal.* This is according to statistics from the British Heart Foundation.
September 17, 2015
Private medical facility developed and supported by London Bridge Hospital, providing an unparalleled level of treatment and care for patients in Docklands and the surrounding areas.
September 16, 2015
On Saturday, 12th September 2015, we successfully held a Gastroenterology and Hepatology GP Educational event at Glazier Hall. It was a free event for GPs in which nearly 200 doctors attended.
September 14, 2015
We are pleased to announce that London Bridge Hospital has been awarded a five stars rating for food hygiene, for the second consecutive year running.
August 27, 2015
At Sevenoaks Medical Centre, we bring world-class facilities and Consultants to the heart of your community.
August 05, 2015
This year, the annual postgraduate rheumatology meeting, supported by London Bridge Hospital, broke all previous records.
July 31, 2015
Thank you to everyone who supported the London Bridge Hospital and Connect Charity Summer Concert.
July 10, 2015
Cancer scientists say they have achieved ‘spectacular’ results from trials on a new class of drugs. Immunotherapy, which harnesses the body’s own immune system to attack cancerous cells, has been hailed as one of the biggest breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer for decades. London Bridge Hospital, Consultant Medical Oncologist Dr Mark Harries interviews with Channel 5 News.
July 08, 2015
When the important causes of breathlessness, chest discomfort and fatigue have been excluded people may come away thinking they have been labelled as “neurotic” or that they are imagining their “very real symptoms”. It feels as though nothing can be done and they just have to put up how much life has changed.
July 07, 2015
Staff from London Bridge Hospital’s Catering team (Paolo Merendoni, Lee Szukalski and Kasia Kowalska) attended a careers fair held at the College of North West London.
July 07, 2015
The Wellington Hospital hosted a Charity 5-a-side football tournament in Wembley with teams from across all HCA Facilities attending.
July 07, 2015
It is very important that you keep yourself as cool as possible during heatwave conditions.
July 02, 2015
A concussion injury during one game and fracture of facial bones to another player in the next game meant vital trips to the hospital, and part of Dr Widdowson’s role is to support these unfortunate circumstances.
June 30, 2015
London Bridge Hospital are pleased to announce that over £2500 was raised towards Cancer Research UK charity.
June 29, 2015
At London Bridge Hospital, our oncology patients all receive invaluable support from registered dietitians throughout their journey.
June 24, 2015
The training which is offered to all of our nurses ensures that they are equipped with evidence-based skills and knowledge about diabetes to guarantee that our patients receive the best care possible.
June 23, 2015
Many women adapt their lifestyles and struggle on with a condition that is often easily treatable, not seeking treatment as they feel the only treatment on offer is surgery. However, NICE guidelines recommend physiotherapy as the first treatment option. Physiotherapy focuses on eliminating the symptoms of incontinence, urinary urgency, over active bladder and improving the quality of life of women.
June 22, 2015
Consultants at the specialist London Liver Centre based at London Bridge Hospital have developed and perfected advanced techniques in all areas of liver-related medicine.
June 22, 2015
Going into hospital for an operation can be a daunting experience for anyone. A new programme called Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) provides patients with “gold standard care” to get them back on their feet as quickly as possible following an operation. Rosie Archibald, Senior Nurse Manager at London Bridge Hospital and the Hospital’s ERAS co-ordinator, explains the ERAS programme at London Bridge Hospital. Read the full blog post here.
June 19, 2015
London Bridge Hospital has built a reputation as a cardiac centre of excellence in the UK with a team of heart failure experts offering clinical services, support and advice for patients, all in one convenient London location.
June 18, 2015
Find out more about our consultant Gynaecologist across London Bridge Hospital and our outpatient centres.
June 17, 2015
Sevenoaks Medical Centre, one of London Bridge Hospital’s Outpatient Diagnostic and Treatment Centres, offers a unique clinic designed specifically to deal with chest pain of recent onset.
June 16, 2015
Palliative care can be defined as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients facing the problems associated with severe illness, through the assessment and treatment of pain and other physical, social and spiritual problems.
June 15, 2015
Experts warn how to spot the signs of diabetes as undiagnosed rates of the condition increase in the UK. There are 3.2 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes and an extra 630,000 people who have diabetes but remain undiagnosed.
June 14, 2015
In fact, there’s no dating at all…
June 11, 2015
The aim of the day was to give the physios the opportunity to watch live surgery through our live-link technology and incorporate that into a day of teaching through lectures and workshops.
June 10, 2015
The City of London Medical Centre has launched a new service in the last six months – the implantable Medtronic Linq device. This device can help diagnose patients experiencing infrequent palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation (AF), ‘funny turns’, blackouts or syncope.
June 08, 2015
During 2014 and into 2015, we have been developing and expanding our diagnostic and treatment centre in Sevenoaks, taking over the entire building.
June 05, 2015
The £7 million unit, based at Guy’s Hospital, is phase one of a long-term partnership between HCA International and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
June 04, 2015
Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialises in knees and is the Senior Partner of the London Sports Orthopaedics practice, which is one of the UK’s top private orthopaedic practices, based at 31 Old Broad Street, in The City, and at London Bridge Hospital.
June 03, 2015
This year’s GP Education Seminar Programme is well underway, read more here to see how you can attend these.
June 02, 2015
National health guidelines have recommended patients should exercise during and after cancer treatment.
June 01, 2015
Today is International Nurses Day and staff at London Bridge Hospital are joining in the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the special event!
May 12, 2015
2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the London Lupus Centre, the first dedicated centre of its kind in Europe, which is backed by the complete range of medical facilities at London Bridge Hospital.
April 28, 2015
We are pleased to announce that in March 2015, London Bridge Hospital was awarded with a MacMillan accreditation!
April 27, 2015
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month. Leading charities such as Bowel Cancer UK are raising awareness of bowel cancer by fundraising and hosting a number of events nationwide.
April 27, 2015
London Bridge Hospital has launched a dedicated Sleep Centre providing diagnostic observations and subsequent treatment for those who may have a sleep disorder.
April 15, 2015
London Bridge Hospital have launched a winter injuries clinic covering three key services; ski prevention, snow sports injury and medical assistance to patients with general injuries.
March 18, 2015
Sevenoaks Medical Centre hosted a symposium which took place on Tuesday, 17th March in the beautiful surroundings of Westerham Golf Club for the employees of eight Practices in Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas. Over 160 people attended the event, which was a great huge success!
March 18, 2015
Ever wondered if you would benefit from a healthy eating plan and whether a dietitian would help guide you without steering you away from everything you love? Read more as London Briddge Hospital’s Deputy Dietetic Manager gives advice.
March 13, 2015
London Bridge Hospital have raised £226 in support of Red Nose Day 2015, the fundraising event organised by Comic Relief. It is the day, every two years, when people across the land can get together and do something funny for money at home, school and work. Thanks to all that contributed towards this important cause!
It is the most widely celebrated event focused on kidney health across the globe. Read more as London Bridge Hospital marks the day.
March 12, 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 November 2014, 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
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
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
June 20, 2011
June 13, 2011
Nearly one in five people in the UK suffer from sleep deprivation at some point in their lifetime.*
May 31, 2011
Fit-to-dive testing offered by specialist in the field
May 23, 2011
April 26, 2011
April 18, 2011
April 11, 2011
Mr Khai Lam, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital, speaks at global conference.
April 04, 2011
March 28, 2011
March 21, 2011
February 28, 2011
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