Lucy Hedley, MPharm, MRPharmS, MFRPSI, PGDipGPP, is a senior clinical pharmacist specialising in HIV/GUM & Infectious Diseases. She currently works at University College London NHS Foundation Trust where as part of her role she also works in the pharmacy department at the Mortimer Market Centre, Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. Lucy has a strong interest in education and training and is a member of the HIV Pharmacy Association steering committee working as both Education and eHIVe Leads. She is also a member of Faculty and recently submitted her portfolio for assessment.
Gonorrhoea infection: diagnosis and treatmentSubscription
Diagnoses of gonorrhoea in England rose by 26% between 2018 and 2019. Pharmacy teams can help prevent transmission and promote good sexual health practices through identifying patients at risk.
Syphilis: diagnosis and management optionsSubscription
In 2016, the number of diagnoses of syphilis in England rose by 12%. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of the signs and symptoms, as well as the treatment options for this disease, and understand the role they can play in the wider promotion of good sexual health to patients.
Amoebic dysentery in an elderly patientSubscription
A 70-year-old, 47kg woman was admitted via the accident and emergency department with a 14-day history of diarrhoea with recent urge incontinence, cramping abdominal pain and three episodes of vomiting. The patient was diagnosed with amoebic dysentery. Read on to learn about the patient’s signs and symptoms.
Helminth infections: diagnosis and treatmentSubscription
Managing pneumocystis pneumoniaSubscription
Cellulitis: What you ought to knowSubscription
Recent blog posts
Lucy Hedley highlights the importance of clear documentation and communication on discharge of a patient from hospital and why it is essential to use at least two sources to confirm medication history in vulnerable patients