Bexleyheath Academy provides screening in tribute to former student Philip Lamin

News Shopper: Bexleyheath Academy provides heart screening in tribute to former student Philip Lamin Bexleyheath Academy provides heart screening in tribute to former student Philip Lamin

A BEXLEYHEATH school has completed a two-day screening programme in tribute to its student, Philip Lamin, who tragically died last year.

The event was organised with charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to investigate if students and staff at the facility in Woolwich Road had any cardiac abnormality which they should be treated for.

Bexleyheath Academy schoolboy, Philip, 16, collapsed during a friendly game of after-school football at Goals in Graham Road on February 5 last year just after scoring a goal.

Head of Year 7 Tracey Boswell said "It’s hard to believe that a young person who appears fit and healthy, like Philip, might be at risk from a heart problem.

"We are extremely pleased with how well the screening programme has gone."

News Shopper: Bexleyheath Academy provides heart screening in tribute to former student Philip Lamin 

Professor Sanjay Sharma, a leading expert on inherited cardiac conditions and his team of qualified cardiac physiologists screened 163 students and staff who all received an Electrocardiogram (ECG). 

From this initial test, five youngsters were then sent for a further examination: three of which were given the all clear and two have been referred on to a hospital for further investigation. 

Professor Sanjay said: "The fact two young people need further investigation has made the whole programme so worthwhile."

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10:54am Tue 18 Feb 14

reptiles says...

excellent well done Bexleyheath Academy, maybe all schools should try this screening
excellent well done Bexleyheath Academy, maybe all schools should try this screening reptiles
  • Score: 3

11:01am Tue 18 Feb 14

brad25577 says...

What the newsshopper dont tell you is that students had to pay £35 each to get this done, yes its good but its expensive not everyone has £35 to get it done when you can go for a check up with your GP and get one.
What the newsshopper dont tell you is that students had to pay £35 each to get this done, yes its good but its expensive not everyone has £35 to get it done when you can go for a check up with your GP and get one. brad25577
  • Score: 5

12:44pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Kate42 says...

All schools should run this programme, and maybe in the future they will. I found out that 12 young people die each week from undiagnosed heart conditions. Yes students had to pay for his screening, £35. That is the cost that was charged by C-R-Y. Also, I would like to say that not all G.P's have the ECG facility. In fact none of my local surgery's have an ECG and they will only send you for an ECG if you are currently experiencing difficulties. I paid £35 for my son to be screened and it was worth every single penny. He sat alongside another young man who is being referred for further urgent tests.
How can anyone put a price on a life???
All schools should run this programme, and maybe in the future they will. I found out that 12 young people die each week from undiagnosed heart conditions. Yes students had to pay for his screening, £35. That is the cost that was charged by C-R-Y. Also, I would like to say that not all G.P's have the ECG facility. In fact none of my local surgery's have an ECG and they will only send you for an ECG if you are currently experiencing difficulties. I paid £35 for my son to be screened and it was worth every single penny. He sat alongside another young man who is being referred for further urgent tests. How can anyone put a price on a life??? Kate42
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Tue 18 Feb 14

reptiles says...

brad25577 wrote:
What the newsshopper dont tell you is that students had to pay £35 each to get this done, yes its good but its expensive not everyone has £35 to get it done when you can go for a check up with your GP and get one.
really wow bad on the newsshopper for Not putting that bit in. its a bit of vital info if your thinking of having your child screened :( how can they have "missed" out such an important part of the article!!!
[quote][p][bold]brad25577[/bold] wrote: What the newsshopper dont tell you is that students had to pay £35 each to get this done, yes its good but its expensive not everyone has £35 to get it done when you can go for a check up with your GP and get one.[/p][/quote]really wow bad on the newsshopper for Not putting that bit in. its a bit of vital info if your thinking of having your child screened :( how can they have "missed" out such an important part of the article!!! reptiles
  • Score: 3

12:58pm Tue 18 Feb 14

reptiles says...

unfortunately the article does not tell you how you can go about getting this if your no longer of school age - my son is an ex pupil at 21 would be nice to know where you could go to have it does. as said above GPs do not usually do this sort of test and you have to have a referral. Shame they cannot put some sort of unit in the broadway rather than have the likes of other stalls trying to sell you their energy tv packages. This would be far more useful - especially during half term when parents & kids are up the broadway.
unfortunately the article does not tell you how you can go about getting this if your no longer of school age - my son is an ex pupil at 21 would be nice to know where you could go to have it does. as said above GPs do not usually do this sort of test and you have to have a referral. Shame they cannot put some sort of unit in the broadway rather than have the likes of other stalls trying to sell you their energy tv packages. This would be far more useful - especially during half term when parents & kids are up the broadway. reptiles
  • Score: 5

2:06pm Tue 18 Feb 14

brad25577 says...

Kate42 wrote:
All schools should run this programme, and maybe in the future they will. I found out that 12 young people die each week from undiagnosed heart conditions. Yes students had to pay for his screening, £35. That is the cost that was charged by C-R-Y. Also, I would like to say that not all G.P's have the ECG facility. In fact none of my local surgery's have an ECG and they will only send you for an ECG if you are currently experiencing difficulties. I paid £35 for my son to be screened and it was worth every single penny. He sat alongside another young man who is being referred for further urgent tests.
How can anyone put a price on a life???
i went to my local GP and they done one in a regular check up, but if you say you cant put a price on a life then why do they charge you ? how about those people that go to work and try to get the best for their kids but cant afford that £35 as it has to go towards food or clothing, but dont know about there child's health due to no free ECG its them who are putting the price on your life
[quote][p][bold]Kate42[/bold] wrote: All schools should run this programme, and maybe in the future they will. I found out that 12 young people die each week from undiagnosed heart conditions. Yes students had to pay for his screening, £35. That is the cost that was charged by C-R-Y. Also, I would like to say that not all G.P's have the ECG facility. In fact none of my local surgery's have an ECG and they will only send you for an ECG if you are currently experiencing difficulties. I paid £35 for my son to be screened and it was worth every single penny. He sat alongside another young man who is being referred for further urgent tests. How can anyone put a price on a life???[/p][/quote]i went to my local GP and they done one in a regular check up, but if you say you cant put a price on a life then why do they charge you ? how about those people that go to work and try to get the best for their kids but cant afford that £35 as it has to go towards food or clothing, but dont know about there child's health due to no free ECG its them who are putting the price on your life brad25577
  • Score: 5

4:38pm Tue 18 Feb 14

the wall says...

brad25577 wrote:
Kate42 wrote:
All schools should run this programme, and maybe in the future they will. I found out that 12 young people die each week from undiagnosed heart conditions. Yes students had to pay for his screening, £35. That is the cost that was charged by C-R-Y. Also, I would like to say that not all G.P's have the ECG facility. In fact none of my local surgery's have an ECG and they will only send you for an ECG if you are currently experiencing difficulties. I paid £35 for my son to be screened and it was worth every single penny. He sat alongside another young man who is being referred for further urgent tests.
How can anyone put a price on a life???
i went to my local GP and they done one in a regular check up, but if you say you cant put a price on a life then why do they charge you ? how about those people that go to work and try to get the best for their kids but cant afford that £35 as it has to go towards food or clothing, but dont know about there child's health due to no free ECG its them who are putting the price on your life
Nail bang on ther head.

An ECG is only as good as the person using it. I know someone who had an ECG given the all clear at Woolwich Hospital. Only to go to Guy's the next week for other test, done a ECG there and found an issue.

Professor Sanjay said: "The fact two young people need further investigation has made the whole programme so worthwhile." and the £5705 you have made.
[quote][p][bold]brad25577[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kate42[/bold] wrote: All schools should run this programme, and maybe in the future they will. I found out that 12 young people die each week from undiagnosed heart conditions. Yes students had to pay for his screening, £35. That is the cost that was charged by C-R-Y. Also, I would like to say that not all G.P's have the ECG facility. In fact none of my local surgery's have an ECG and they will only send you for an ECG if you are currently experiencing difficulties. I paid £35 for my son to be screened and it was worth every single penny. He sat alongside another young man who is being referred for further urgent tests. How can anyone put a price on a life???[/p][/quote]i went to my local GP and they done one in a regular check up, but if you say you cant put a price on a life then why do they charge you ? how about those people that go to work and try to get the best for their kids but cant afford that £35 as it has to go towards food or clothing, but dont know about there child's health due to no free ECG its them who are putting the price on your life[/p][/quote]Nail bang on ther head. An ECG is only as good as the person using it. I know someone who had an ECG given the all clear at Woolwich Hospital. Only to go to Guy's the next week for other test, done a ECG there and found an issue. Professor Sanjay said: "The fact two young people need further investigation has made the whole programme so worthwhile." and the £5705 you have made. the wall
  • Score: -45

5:25pm Tue 18 Feb 14

piggles86 says...

http://www.c-r-y.org
.uk/ecg.htm
look on the website to see details of free screening for people between 14 and 35
http://www.c-r-y.org .uk/ecg.htm look on the website to see details of free screening for people between 14 and 35 piggles86
  • Score: 10

12:26am Wed 19 Feb 14

spamface says...

It was a charity called CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young which came to do the screenings. The £35 fee was paid to the charity.
It was a charity called CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young which came to do the screenings. The £35 fee was paid to the charity. spamface
  • Score: 10

9:25am Wed 19 Feb 14

reptiles says...

piggles86 wrote:
http://www.c-r-y.org

.uk/ecg.htm
look on the website to see details of free screening for people between 14 and 35
shame there are none local they are cornwall or ireland :( and they are full
[quote][p][bold]piggles86[/bold] wrote: http://www.c-r-y.org .uk/ecg.htm look on the website to see details of free screening for people between 14 and 35[/p][/quote]shame there are none local they are cornwall or ireland :( and they are full reptiles
  • Score: 3

9:26am Wed 19 Feb 14

reptiles says...

did read this tho if anyone is interested
1995 / ICAP screening clinics

CRY is running regular cardiac testing clinics that are available free of charge to any person in the south east who was born in 1995.
did read this tho if anyone is interested 1995 / ICAP screening clinics CRY is running regular cardiac testing clinics that are available free of charge to any person in the south east who was born in 1995. reptiles
  • Score: 2

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