Medicine Services

Infectious and Tropical Medicine

The North of England’s Infection and Tropical Medicine Service is located at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) and is one of the largest and most highly respected units of its kind in the UK.  Run by an experienced team of clinicians and nursing practitioners we provide expert care and treatment for patients with a wide range of infections and tropical diseases.  This includes access to highly specialised isolation facilities for extremely contagious viruses.

Newcastle is the region’s principal provider of high quality and dedicated care for patients diagnosed with HIV and AIDS and our clinicians work closely with colleagues in other clinical specialities to ensure that each and every patient we see gets the best possible care in a safe and reassuring environment.  We run a wide range of clinics to assess and investigate infectious diseases in our dedicated outpatient department which has now moved to Ward 19 New Victoria Wing at the RVI.

Committed to providing specialist advice and support when you need it

We work closely with other clinical colleagues who specialize in conditions caused by infectious diseases affecting areas such as the liver and sexual health and we hold joint clinics so you can be seen at one appointment by more than one specialist.

We also work very closely with families affected by infectious diseases and have an HIV specialist nurse who is specially trained to look after children and provide support and advice to parents and carers.

Our clinicians work very closely with national research agencies such as the Medical Research Centre Network Clinical Trials which means we are the very leading edge of specialized research developing medication for complex conditions including HIV.

We can accept a direct referral from your own GP, or doctor from another hospital which may not have the necessary expertise, from anywhere in the northern region including Cumbria, Teesside and some parts of Yorkshire.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about any aspect of this service please contact:

  • Dr M Schmid, Consultant Physician, tel: 0191 282 3382
  • Mrs M Ward, Senior Clinical Nurse, tel: 0191 282 3525
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