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The Team

Consultant HIV Specialists

Dr Gill McCarthy

Dr Susie McMorrow

Dr Bavithra Nathan

You will be assigned to one of these doctors when you first attend the clinic.  The doctor will be able to provide you with:

  • HIV medical assessment, including full examination and relevant blood tests to monitor your condition.
  • Full explanations of your test results and advice on any follow up treatment required.
  • Information regarding current HIV treatments available to you.
  • Treatment options when starting or changing therapy.
  • Help and advice with the management of side effects.
  • Management of your inpatient care if you are admitted to Kingston Hospital.

Specialist HIV nurses

Anne Murphy-Spence (Senior HIV nurse)
0208 934 6220

This is your point of contact for any enquiries you may have about your treatment and for advice if you feel unwell.  The HIV nurse will liaise with other members of the team in relation to your care and can also see you for:

  • Routine monitoring, for example, blood tests before your appointment.
  • Hepatitis vaccinations.
  • Arranging emergency supplies of medication.
  • General advice regarding sexual health, support groups, etc.

HIV pharmacist

Dola Awoyemi –  020 8934 2844/3394

The HIV pharmacist is available to:

  • Give practical advice on issues around taking antiretroviral medication.
  • Discuss new drugs and combinations with you.
  • Provide ongoing support around taking antiretrovirals.
  • Give advice about drug interactions, supplements and general pharmacy advice.

Dietician

Zoey Barlow

Good nutrition is very important for people with HIV infection. Zoey is available in clinic on Thursday mornings to help you with:

  • Achieving a balanced diet and food safety.
  • Management of symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhoea,  weight loss and lipodystrophy.
  • Use of prescribed nutritional supplements.
  • Eating well on a limited budget.

Clinical psychologist

Louise Deacon
Louise can provide an assessment and further therapy.   Clinics take place every Wednesday.

Social worker

We have close links with specialist social workers in Kingston and Richmond and can make referrals on your behalf.

South London HIV Partnership

Camille

Camille@metrocharity.org.uk

Firstpoint@metrocentreonline.org

  • HIV Health Support Service.
  • Counselling
  • Peer Support.
  • Advice and Advocacy.

In South London there is a group of services working together to compliment the work of the clinic staff and other HIV services so you can get the best information, advice and support when you need it.  First Point is the place to start to sort out what you need and make referrals on your behalf.