Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Update: October 2019

19 Jun 2018

Whittington Health Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Service (LUTS) Service is run at Hornsey Central Health Centre. The service has been closed to new patients since October 2015. The service continues to treat patients that were already patients of the clinic.

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We are pleased to inform patients and our stakeholders that over the last 6-9 months we have made a number of big steps forward in the provision of the above service.  Firstly on the retirement of Professor James Malone-Lee we have now appointed a new consultant lead for the service.  Dr Rajvinder Khasriya has been instrumental in making changes to the service to help us increase our capacity and hopefully reduce waiting times. 
 
We now have a new protocol in place that has been approved by the Whittington Health Drugs and Therapeutics committee.  This protocol maintains the general types of treatment and diagnostic tests of the existing service.  It also puts in place key checks and restrictions to make sure the service maintains the high quality and good governance, whilst not requiring every patient to be considered by the Multi-disciplinary team (MDT). 
 
This will enable more new patients to be seen and allow the MDT to focus on the more complex cases.
 
In common with all other complex conditions, the service remains a specialist ‘tertiary’ service, and as such will continue to only accept referrals from secondary care consultants and not GPs. 
 
It should be worth noting that unfortunately the waiting list for this service is still very long, and it will take many months for us to clear the backlog, but we are working to do this as soon as possible. 

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