The District Nursing Service, also known as community nursing, provides nursing treatment at home for patients who have a recognised nursing need. The District Nursing Service offers the following planned individualised, patient-centred care:
District nurses work closely with other professionals, where appropriate, including community matrons, podiatrists, tissue viability nurses, diabetes nurses and the continence advisory service, to coordinate the patient’s case management, treatment and care.
Referrals are accepted from:
The District Nursing Service is for those people who have a clear need for skilled nursing care interventions.
Home visits are primarily for housebound patients. As the patient’s condition improves he/she may be asked to visit a practice nurse at the surgery or attend a specialist clinic run by the district nursing team.
Public phone number:
Call our Central Access Team on 020 8320 3550
Monday to Friday
8am to 6pm
Evening and Night Service
6pm to 11pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays
8am to 5pm
020 8320 3567