Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine. The Department is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of infections and tropical diseases.

We are based on E-floor at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and offer a wide range of specialised outpatient and inpatient services providing clinical care and advice to patients throughout the South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Lincolnshire regions.

The in-patient ward have 33 dedicated beds of which more than half are single negative pressure isolation rooms with en-suite facilities. The wards are open 365 days a year 24 hours a day.

We welcome direct referrals from health care professionals. These can be made by contacting switchboard at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital asking for the on-call Infectious Diseases Registrar. We also provide telephone advice and arrange urgent clinic reviews.

The Department has close links and regular meetings with a variety of specialties including microbiology, virology, histopathology, hepatology, genito-urinary medicine and medical imaging. External collaborative links with the  Department of Infection and Immunity at the University of Sheffield and at Sheffield Hallam University provide the basis for our research and teaching activities. Infectious disease outbreaks are investigated in conjunction with specialists at the South Yorkshire Health Protection Unit.

We are committed to innovative delivery of care for example:

• The Department is in the forefront of developing out patient access to intravenous therapy - OPAT- which may avoid admission to hospital or facilitate early discharge.

• Providing specialist travel, immunisation and illness-avoidance advice to members of the public planning overseas travel. The Sheffield Travel Health Clinic is an accredited Yellow Fever Centre and specialises in catering to travellers with challenging itineraries, complex medical problems and business travellers.

• Providing community access to infection screening through outreach clinics.

In 2011 the communicable diseases directorate (comprising Infectious Diseases and Genito Urinary Medicine) was awarded Academic Directorate status by the trust in recognition of the high standard of All consultants participate in general infectious diseases and tropical medicine. Each has special research interests.
 

Consultant Special research interests Contact number
Dr Ann Chapman

Tuberculosis
OPAT
Bone infections

01142268874
Prof Steve Green

Travel Medicine
HIV, Hepatitis B and C
Quality Health Accreditation

 01142713562
 Dr Julia Greig

HIV including HIV in Pregnancy
Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

 01142261371

Dr Anne Tunbridge

 

HIV
Influenza
Asylum health

 01142711975
 Prof Rob Read

Meningitis
Rapidly lethal infectionsAcademic research

 01142261371
Prof David Dockrell

HIV
Immunocompromised patients
Academic research

 01142261371

Dr Alicia Vedio
(Speciality Physician)
 

Hepatitis B and C
Community screening for hepatitis
HIV

 01142268874

Mr Ray Poll
(Nurse consultant)

Hepatitis C and B
Community screening for hepatitis

01142713561

 

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