Pathway’s team in the Royal London Hospital started work in autumn 2011. The team consists of Dr Peter Buchman, specialist homeless GP from Health E1, the homeless primary care practice on Brick Lane in Whitechapel; and Pathway Nurse Jeflyn Musariri-Nzara. Prior to launching the service Pathway carried out a needs assessment of homeless health in the hospital gathering baseline data about homeless admissions and talking to staff involved with homeless patients. This report is available on the publications page.
Our team in the Royal London Hospital are delivering the Pathway service as part of a two site randomized controlled trial funded by an NIHR Research for Patient Benefit grant. Fifty percent of homeless patients admitted to the hospital are randomized to standard care, and fifty percent receive enhanced care coordination from the Pathway team.
If you are a Royal London Hospital staff member and would like to refer a patient to the team Peter and Jeflyn’s contact details are on the staff internal directory. If you work for a partner agency and would like to contact the team about a patient please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will call you back.