Infectious Diseases - Contact Numbers and Sources of Information

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SECTION FIVE
CONTACT NUMBERS
AND
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
5.
CONTACT NUMBERS & INFORMATION SOURCES
LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY
LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY
COUNCIL
COUNCIL
Food & Nutrition Manager
Adults & Communities
Commissioning Team
Tel 0116 3059242
[email protected]
Andy Hollingshead
Adult & Communities and
Environment & Transport ;
Departmental Senior Health, Safety &
Wellbeing Advisor
Tel: 0116 305 8984
[email protected]
HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY – EAST MIDLANDS SOUTH:
OUT OF HOURS & WEEKENDS
0844 225 4524 (option 1 or 2)
Ask the person on call for Public Health / Health Protection
LEICESTERSHIRE HEALTH PROTECTION UNIT
EAST MIDLANDS SOUTH PROTECTION UNIT
To seek advice from MEDICAL STAFF about ACUTE INFECTIOUS
DISEASES AND PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES i.e. Notifiable Diseases
(see Section 1 for a list of Notifiable Diseases)
Tel. 0844 225 4524 (option 1 or 2)
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS:
Blaby District Council
0116 2727555
Charnwood Borough Council
01509 634657
Harborough District Council
01858 828282
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
01455 238141
Leicester City Council
0116 2527000
Melton Borough Council
01664 502502
North West Leicestershire District Council
01530 454545
Oadby & Wigston District Council
0116 2888961
Rutland County Council
01572 722577
5.
CONTACT NUMBERS & INFORMATION SOURCES – cont.
PRIMARY CARE TRUSTS
&
COMMUNITY INFECTION CONTROL NURSES:
Leicestershire County & Rutland PCT
There are Infection Control Nurses available for both the County and
City of Leicester.
Please contact PCT Headquarters for details.
Telephone 0116 295 7500
http://www.leicestercity.nhs.uk/_ContactUs.aspx
http://www.lcr.nhs.uk/_Keepinghealthystayingfit-Infectioncontrol.aspx
Leicestershire Partnership Trust (Mental Health Trust)
Based at the Towers Hospital
For any Learning Disability and Mental Health Issues
Telephone Number 0116 2256000
ACUTE HOSPITAL TRUST
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER NHS TRUST
LEICESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY
INFECTIOUS DISEASES UNIT
During OFFICE HOURS contact the Infection Control Team of the relevant
hospital via the switchboard of LRI, Glenfield General or Leicester General
0116 254 1414 OUT OF HOURS ONLY
Useful sources of information
Infection Control Guide for Leicestershire Primary Care
NHS Direct website
http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
5.
CONTACT NUMBERS & INFORMATION SOURCES - cont.
NATIONAL AIDS MANUAL (NAM):
UK online resource of comprehensive and up-to-date information and news regarding
HIV/AIDS, including treatment and conditions, featuring numerous fact sheets and
downloadable information booklets and facility to sign-up to regular updates, news
and information by email.
Website: www.aidsmap.com
i-BASE:
Comprehensive HIV treatment information for healthcare professionals and HIV+
people, including opportunities to download or order information.
Website: www.i-base.info
BRITISH HIV ASSOCIATION (BHIVA):
A major membership body involving and bringing together a wide range of people
involved in HIV/AIDS work, including medical, research, social, etc, both in the UK
and abroad. Hold regular conferences to disseminate latest research. Facilitates the
development of widely used guidelines on HIV and Co-infection (including Hepatitis
and Tuberculosis) that are available on their website.
Website: www.bhiva.org
CHILDREN HIV ASSOCIATION (CHIVA):
A major membership body involving and bringing together a wide range of people,
including medical, research, social, etc, both in the UK and abroad, who are involved
in HIV/AIDS work, specifically with children. Work in association with BHIVA and
have strong presence at BHIVA Conferences and often holding their own forums.
Facilitates the development of widely consulted upon guidelines on HIV issues
relating to Children that are available on their website.
Website: www.bhiva.org/chiva
HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY (UK):
The major Government Agency responsible for protection of health, collation of
health related statistics, etc. Website contains comprehensive information on all
health issues, statistics, etc, including HIV and Sexual Health.
Website: www.hpa.org.uk
NATIONAL HIV/AIDS & SEXUAL HEALTH HELPLINE:
Telephone: 0800 567 123 (24 hours, free).
HEPATITIS:
Hepatitis C Trust - Website: www.hepcuk.info
British Liver Trust – Website: www.britishlivertrust.org.uk
PLAYING SAFELY:
UK Government Website about Sexual Health for Young People.
Website: www.playingsafely.co.uk
5.
CONTACT NUMBERS & INFORMATION SOURCES - cont.
LEICESTERSHIRE AIDS SUPPORT SERVICES (LASS):
The leading voluntary organisation and registered charity since 1987 responding to
the challenges of HIV/AIDS in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, including
providing help, support, information and being a major training provider on HIV/AIDS
and also Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Tuberculosis (TB).
Address: Michael Wood Centre, 53 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 6YF.
Telephone: (0116) 255 9995. Minicom: (0116) 255 9000. Fax: (0116) 255 9979.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lass.org.uk
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE:
Website: www.hse.gov.uk
Infections at Work – Information Sources:
Website: www.hse.gov.uk/biosafety/information.htm
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