Coronavirus update for HIV services

Our hospitals are making changes to help respond to coronavirus and protect our patients, staff and visitors.

Key updates for people who use HIV services at the Jefferiss Wing are as follows:

  • The Wharfside Clinic is not offering a walk-in service until further notice
  • Access to HIV services is via phone consultation only
  • If you have an appointment, your doctor or nurse will call you on the day of your appointment. Medication will be arranged to be collected from Lloyds Pharmacy at St Mary’s Hospital or via home delivery according to your current method
  • We will not offer blood tests for most patients.
  • Please do not come into our clinics unless we have advised you to do so after a phone consultation
  • If you have a health concern related to your HIV status or need medication urgently, please call our emergency clinic at 020 3312 5253
  • Unfortunately, you will not be able to sign up for home delivery of medication at this time if you are not already registered for that service
  • You do not need a CD4 count if your last one was over 350 – see British HIV Association monitoring guidelines page 39 section 4.7.2.2 CD4 count for more information
  • Consult the British HIV Association for up-to-date information for people living with HIV, including an update from BHIVA and the Terrence Higgins Trust

If you would like a telephone consultation and do not have a routine appointment arranged already:

  • Call 020 3312 3405 or 020 3312 3406 to book an appointment
  • Alternatively, email imperial.wharfside.appointment@nhs.net to book your appointment
  • Your appointment will be a phone consultation – your doctor or nurse will call you on the day of your appointment

About

The Wharfside clinic at St Mary's Hospital is one of the largest HIV clinics in the UK and has a full range of general and specialist HIV services and support services for people living with HIV.

Any patient with HIV is able to register to receive care at the Wharfside clinic. You can either book an appointment by calling 020 3312 1225 or drop in to register and book the next available appointment. If you drop in we will normally do an initial blood test at the same time. If you need to change or cancel an appointment, you can email imperial.wharfside.appointment@nhs.net.

Specialist HIV clinics

Wharfside clinic opening times

The Wharfside clinic is open Monday to Friday at the following times, with the exception of bank holidays. You can also get blood tests done at the clinic without an appointment until the times indicated below:

Monday

09.00 to 19.30

Last blood tests: 19.00

Tuesday

09.00 to 18.00

Last blood tests: 17.30

Wednesday

11.45 to 18.00

Last blood tests: 17.30

Thursday

08.30 to 17.30

Last blood tests: 17.00

Friday

09.00 to 17.00

Last blood tests: 13.30

We also run a number of specialist HIV clinics within the Wharfside. All clinics are based in the Jefferiss Wing at St Mary’s Hospital and can be contacted by calling 020 3312 3405 or 020 3312 3406.

Address

Wharfside clinic
Jefferiss Wing
St Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street
London W2 1NY




Conditions and treatments

Specialist HIV and related services we offer include:

  • hepatitis B and C
  • hepatitis co-infection
  • tuberculosis (TB)
  • metabolic disorders
  • specialist adolescent HIV service
  • HIV-related neurological disorders
  • family HIV clinic
  • pre-conception counselling
  • antenatal clinic
  • psychiatric liaison service
  • high-resolution anoscopy
  • ophthalmic conditions
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • peer support
  • harm reduction
  • a follow-up clinic for post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV
  • HIV viral load testing
  • genotypic resistance testing
  • tropism testing
  • CD4 cell counts
  • hepatitis serology and molecular testing
  • cervical cytology and anal cytology

Additional information

Many of our consultants are renowned experts in their field:

  • Dr Sarah Fidler is a leading researcher in primary HIV infection
  • Dr Nicola Mackie is one of the UK's leading HIV resistance experts
  • Dr Alan Winston is a leading researcher in neurological complications of HIV
  • Professor Graham Taylor is a leading researcher in the management of HIV in pregnancy

The clinic is closely linked with the Imperial College London Clinical Trials Centre for Sexual Health and provides opportunities for patients to participate in research into HIV treatments, complications and cure.

Education and elective placements

We offer elective placements for medical students interested in sexual health and HIV. For further information please contact:

Professor Graham Taylor, clinical lead
Email: g.p.taylor@imperial.ac.uk 

Further online resources


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From the first friendly and sensitive call with the staff nurse to the minute I stepped into the unit I have only experienced the best of service. Everyone is friendly, discreet and professional. I would certainly recommend this hospital to anyone.

Anonymous