District Nursing Service Greenwich

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:

  • Wound prevention, assessment and management
  • Post-operative care
  • Medications management
  • Long Term Conditions management
  • Catheter care
  • End of Life/palliative care, including care for terminally ill patients
  • Bereavement visits and referrals to other agencies
  • Health education, promotion and advice about how you can care for yourself.

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.

How to access this service

Referrals are accepted from:

  • Greenwich residents
  • Those registered with a GP in Greenwich (self referrals)
  • Health and social care professionals.

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.

Oxleas Patient Experience survey

The Oxleas Patient Experience survey gives you the opportunity to feedback on the care and treatment you have received. We also encourage your friends, family and carers to also provide feedback. Hearing your views gives us a better understanding of the needs of our patients, families and carers which helps us to make sure that we are providing a good standard of care. 

The short survey only takes a few minutes to complete and you can provide a written comment explaining what you think is working well and what is not. The Patient Experience team will collect the results of the surveys and these are shared with the relevant departments and management teams. This helps us to shape our services to continually improve the quality of the care and treatment we provide.


  • Community health services (adults)

Services provided

  • Community nursing

Related Information

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

Fax number:

020 8320 3567

Email address: