An invitation to an online patient update from the clinical team at St George’s Hospital Renal Unit.

July 29 2020
We are hosting, in conjunction with St George's Hospital renal unit, a series of online meetings where the clinical team will present and run a Q&A about issues that matter to renal patients.
The first of these will with take place Monday August 3rd 2020 at 5:30 pm. All the meeting details are below
Dear Friend/Member of St George's KPA,
I hope you are well and have coped with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and shielding.
On the 1st August, shielding will be paused and the guidance is that patients should follow strict social distancing behaviour. But what next....?

In a first, we are hosting, in conjunction with St George's Hospital renal unit, a series of online meetings where the clinical team will present and run a Q&A about issues that matter to renal patients.

These will be a forum in which to cover topics including:
  • Post shielding advice
  • New ways of working at the renal unit
  • Medication and related advice
The first meeting with take place Monday August 3rd 2020  at 5:30 pm. All the meeting details are below.

The hosts will be:
  •  Gulshan Vazir - Clinical Psychologist, St George's Renal Unit
  •  Dr  Debu Banerjee - Clinical Lead, St George's Renal Unit 
  •  Dr  Joyce Popoola - Clinical Lead, St George's Transplant Unit

Examples of questions addressed in the first session might include:
  • Should I be going back to work?
  • Should I be using public transport? If not, how do I get to work?
  • Does the end of July date for shielding apply to me if there is no vaccine?
  • What new measures are planned for dialysis?
  • What new measures are planned for transplant outpatients?
  • When will the transplant programme restart? (Live/deceased)
  • Should I be able to go on holiday?
  • Can my kids go back to school if I‘m shielding?
  • What measures are in place at St George’s to keep us safe?
  • What help is available if I feel I need more well being support?
  • Can we park outside the clinic or do we have to go to the security lodge to have our parking tickets endorsed?
  • What’s happening about the dialysis plans for the trailer?
  • How badly affected have kidney patients been at St George’s?
  • Which of my family and friends can I meet inside? Do we still have to socially distance?

Best wishes 
Zoom registration

Meeting details

We will be using Zoom to host the online meeting (Webinar) so you can join
  • using a computer, tablet, mobile phone, to see the team's presentation
  • with or without video (so you can decide if you want to be seen by others)
  • OR you can just listen in on your home phone if you have none of these devices. 

The date and time of the first meeting is:
  • August 3rd 2020  at 5:30 pm
  • Last between 30-45 minutes
  • Michael Greatorex is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: St George’s Renal Unit Online update
    Time: Aug 3, 2020 05:30 PM London

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 926 6741 6593
    Passcode: 056683

    If you just want to listen in by phone you can dial any of the following numbers (choose the closest to you based on your location).
            +44 208 080 6591 United Kingdom
            +44 208 080 6592 United Kingdom
            +44 330 088 5830 United Kingdom
            +44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom
            +44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
    Meeting ID: 926 6741 6593
    Passcode: 056683
If you are calling in from overseas you can find if there is a local number for you here:

If you want any help or have any questions prior to the meeting, please just reply to this email and we'll do our best to help.
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