Clinical Support

Our Clinical Support Division includes the Physiotherapy, Radiology, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and Histopathology departments, providing essential services for many of the patients who enter our wards…

Our Clinical Support Division includes:

Radiology

Our ISAS-accredited Radiology Department is one of the major diagnostic departments in NNUH, undertaking more than 400,000 examinations every year.  We have a total of more than 400 staff working in Radiology, including Radiologists, Radiographers, Assistants, Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Practitioners.

Services provided by the department include CT scanning, Breast Imaging and Screening, Ultrasound, MRI and Plain Film X-rays.

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists treat a broad range of physical problems associated with different ‘systems’ of the body. Our Physios work with patients following elective procedures, and work closely with teams in Orthopedics, Trauma and Rheumatology, Older People’s Medicine and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery among others.

The techniques and approaches that physiotherapists use are wide-ranging and include massage and manipulation, remedial exercise and providing patient support to help manage chronic conditions.

Dietetics

The Department of Nutrition & Dietetics comprises of a team of Dietitians, Dietetic Assistant Practitioners, Dietetic Assistants, Secretaries, Admin Assistants, and Apprentices. The team will assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level.

Dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they then translate into practical guidance to allow patients to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists and Support Workers help people who have physical, mental or social problems engage as independently as possible in day-to-day activities.

The problems experienced may occur as a result of accident, illness or ageing. This might include issues with daily activities such as making a cup of tea, brushing your teeth and dealing with your shopping and housework. Occupational Therapy teams also consider the places and people around our patients and how patients can interact with them.

We have specialists working with departments including Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Cardiology.

Pharmacy

The Pharmacy team is formed of several different departments, including Dispensary, Quality Control and Clinical Pharmacy. Although these departments work separately they all fuse together to form the Pharmacy service, the hub of which is Dispensary.

We’re constantly innovating within the Pharmacy department and creating new solutions for patient care, the latest of which is The Robot. The machine, which processes computerised drug orders from pharmacy staff, has helped to revolutionise the way NNUH dispenses medicines. Previously, medicines were picked by hand, but the new system is faster and 100% accurate.

Histopathology

The Histopathology department team’s function is to diagnose disease from a range of tissues, by selecting suitable samples for examination under the microscope. Patient specimens may be received from several sources, such as operating theatres, wards, endoscopy suites and outpatient clinics within the Hospitals, or from GPs offices. The department receives around 58,000 specimens annually.

Qualified Biomedical Scientists and Biomedical Support Workers carry out the technical work and the pathologists produce a report on each specimen which is sent to the appropriate clinician or doctor.

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