Lucy Hedley, MPharm, MRPharmS, MFRPSI, PGDipGPP, is a senior clinical pharmacist specialising in HIV/GUM & Infectious Diseases. She currently works at University College London NHS Foundation Trust where as part of her role she also works in the pharmacy department at the Mortimer Market Centre, Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. Lucy has a strong interest in education and training and is a member of the HIV Pharmacy Association steering committee working as both Education and eHIVe Leads. She is also a member of Faculty and recently submitted her portfolio for assessment.
Syphilis: diagnosis and management optionsSubscription
In 2016, the number of diagnoses of syphilis in England rose by 12%. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of the signs and symptoms, as well as the treatment options for this disease, and understand the role they can play in the wider promotion of good sexual health to patients.
Helminth infections: diagnosis and treatmentSubscription
Diagnosis and selection of appropriate drug treatments for common helminth infections.
Cellulitis: What you ought to knowSubscription
According to the NHS, the number of cases of cellulitis has tripled over the past 15 years. This article explains the features of this condition and how to recognise urgent cases
Amoebic dysentery in an elderly patientSubscription
Managing pneumocystis pneumoniaSubscription
Recent blog posts
Lucy Hedley highlights the importance of clear documentation and communication on discharge of a patient from hospital and why it is essential to use at least two sources to confirm medication history in vulnerable patients