Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Service

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

We aim to provide care that is safe and patient centred.

OPAT Service Homerton University Hospital from BSAC on Vimeo. Here, one of our patients talks about her experience of our OPAT service on this video produced by Homerton University Hospital and published by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC).

Exclusion/inclusion criteria

  • Adult patients only
  • No history of IVDU / Methadone maintenance
  • Appropriate antimicrobial therapy that can be delivered in the outpatient/community setting safely.
  • Must meet suitability criteria, see referral form.

Referrals to the service are completed using the OPAT Request form.docx   which should be emailed to  Huh-tr.opatandvascularaccess@nhs.net three working days before planned discharge.

Borough finder: https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council

OPAT_RLH referral diagram April 22.pdf

Please contact the OPAT Clinical Nurse Specialist for any concerns/queries, 020 8510 5555 and ask the operator to bleep 420.
Monday – Friday: 9am - 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays)