District nursing

Service overview

District nursing provides nursing assessments and care for housebound patients with a physical healthcare need. We see patients at home and in residential care settings. The service supports and encourages people with disabilities and long-term conditions to recover their health, cope with health problems, and achieve the best possible quality of independent life.

Our district nursing teams work closely with hospitals, GPs, social services and other healthcare teams involved in our patients care.  We also work closely with physiotherapists and occupational therapists, social workers, Macmillan/Marie Curie and other specialist health care professionals to provide care to meet a wide range of health care needs. 

We provide services in  Barnet, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton and Westminster.

This service is for:

  • 18 years and over
  • Housebound (permanently or temporarily)
  • Have a physical nursing need

Who can refer:

  • GPs
  • Hospital consultants
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Social services
  • Registered with a GP in Barnet, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton and Westminster.

Referrers

This information is for GPs and other healthcare professionals who refer patients to our district nursing teams.

Our Kensington and Chelsea district nursing teams also provide case management services to non-house bound patients with long term conditions.  Case management services in Barnet, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster are provided by our community matron teams.

Helpful information for GPs in the CWHHE Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) can be found here. The page also includes the community nursing team contact details by practice.

Referral criteria:

  • 18 years and over
  • Housebound (permanently or temporarily)
  • Have a physical nursing need
  • Registered with a GP in Barnet, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton and Westminster.

Referral information:

Barnet

P: 0845 389 0940 (option 3)
F: 0208 364 8762
E:  CLCHT.dnservicebarnet@nhs.net

Please complete and fax or email the DN referral form (link to form) to the Barnet Community Point of Access (BCPA) for processing

Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster 

E-Fax: 0300 008 3251
ECLCHT.SPA.Referral@nhs.net
Out of hours:  020 8969 7777

Queries only: 0300 033 0333
Further information:  Single Point of Access (SPA) page

Harrow

Single Point of Access phone number 0300 555 8889
Phone lines open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 8am-4pm Saturday
E-Fax:0300 008 3198
E
clcht.HarrowDistrictNurses@nhs.net

Merton

Single Point of Access phone number 0333 004 7555
E-Fax: 
0300 008 2122
E: 
clcht.mertonspa@nhs.net

Core hours for our district nursing service

  

The core hours of our district nursing teams are:

Barnet:
Day service 08.00-18.30
Evening District Nursing 18.30- 22.30
Out Of Hours  - 22.30 - 07.30

Hammersmith and Fulham:
Day service 0800-1630 (central locality), 0900-1700
Late Shift 12.00 -20.30 

Kensington and Chelsea:
Day service 08.00 -16.30
Late Shift 17.00-20.30

Westminster:
Day service 08.30 - 16.45
Late Shift  13.00- 21.00

Tri-borough:
Night Service (Out of Hours) 20.00 - 08.00

  

Needs Based Assessment Form

  
All acute Trusts in North West London can use the Needs-Based Assessment Form to refer patients to our intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster.
 
Referrers can download and complete the form when referring to one of our relevant services. These are:
 
  • District/community nursing
  • Falls prevention
  • Community neuro-rehabilitation
  • Bedded rehabilitation
Queries and referrals for district nursing
 
Queries relating to CLCH district nursing in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster will be processed through the single telephone number - 0300 033 0333.

The new 0300 033 0333 telephone number for CLCH Services is to be used for queries only.

Referrals for district nursing should be sent to:

E-Fax: 0300 008 3251
Email: CLCHT.SPA.Referral@nhs.net
Further information: Single Point of Access (SPA) page

 

  
 

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