Parents and carers may be concerned by the news reports about Group A streptococcus (GAS). Find out more about what to look out for.

A number of transport strikes are due to take place this December. If you or your child has an appointment at one of our hospitals or community centres, please plan ahead and do all you can to attend. If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact your clinical team.

Nurses' strike action will take place on 15 and 20 December. Our emergency and time critical services will be open. We'll let you know if your appointment is affected.

The p-OPAT team


Jennifer Handforth – lead paediatric clinician for p-OPAT
Nuria Martinez-Alier – consultant in children's infectious disease and immunology
Esse Menson – consultant in children's infectious disease and immunology

Infectious diseases fellow

Bleep: 2009

Lead pharmacist

Faye Chappell
Bleep: 2984

Clinical nurse specialist

Joanna Newton
Bleep: 3053

How to use the bleep system

Telephone our hospital switchboard on 020 7188 7188 and choose the option for the bleep desk.

Once connected, dial the bleep number you wish to contact and wait for the response.