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Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy and Vascular Access Service

Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Service allows patients to receive intravenous antibiotic therapy in community or outpatient setting.

OPAT team at Homerton University Hospital includes Clinical Nurse Specialist, Consultant Microbiologists/ID, and Antimicrobial Pharmacists.

Exclusion/inclusion criteria

  • This service is for adult patients,
  • All patients will be assessed individually by the OPAT nurse regarding the appropriateness of OPAT using OPAT Suitability Assessment Form
  • Appropriate antimicrobial therapy that can be delivered in the outpatient/community setting safely.

Referrals to the service are completed using the OPAT referral form available on this page and emailed to opatandvascularaccess@homerton.nhs.uk . 

Please contact OPAT & Vascular Access CNS for any concerns/queries on bleep 420

 

Last updated: 25 February 2016