Our HIV nursing service supports HIV/AIDS positive people with complex HIV treatment and care needs in their own homes, helping to improve their health and quality of life, prevent unnecessary visits to GP surgeries, reduce costly hospital admissions and support hospital discharges.

Who we see

Our specialist nurse fulfils a number of clinical and support roles including:

  • Improve the quality of life of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Provision of education, advice, support, information and care to patients and their families.
  • Clinical assessments.
  • Regular service reviews.
  • Referral to clinic for HIV/STI screening.
  • Referral to clinic for HIV/AIDS screening for children of HIV/AIDS infected women.
  • Referral to clinic for HIV/AIDS screening and support of pregnant women who are suspected of having contracted HIV/AIDS.
  • Interventions and referral to other services.
  • Education and support to staff and healthcare professionals.
  • Condom distribution and advice and support.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals to provide a seamless service to patients.

More about our HIV Nursing service in Merton

Our HIV nursing service is for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS who live in, or are registered with a GP, in the borough of Merton.

Our HIV specialist nurse is based at the Merton Civic Centre and provides services in people's own homes and sexual health clinics that are held at St George’s Hospital, Patrick Doody CASH Clinic South West London in Wimbledon. We encourage patients to be fully involved in every aspect of their care and we support them to manage their long term condition with confidence.
We encourage patients to be fully involved in every aspect of their care and we support them to manage their long term condition with confidence. Our HIV specialist nurse provides clinical assessments, screening, service reviews, interventions, education, support, advice and care to patients, and their carers, who are living with HIV/AIDS.
Our specialist nurse works in close collaboration with teams from health, social and voluntary services.

The service also provides HIV/AIDS related education and training to healthcare professionals here and those in care homes.

Referral information

Anybody infected and affected by HIV/AIDS who lives in, or is registered with a GP in the borough of Merton can self-refer or can be referred by family/carer. Referrals can also be made by GPs, hospital consultant and other professionals including those involved in health, social and voluntary care.

Patients can make referrals directly to the HIV specialist nursing service by contacting our service:

Hilder Dewa, HIV specialist nurse
Phone: 020 8102 3250
Mobile: 07795 415086
Email: h.dewa@nhs.net

Or write to us:
Hilder Dewa
Specialist nursing
Contraception and sexual health service
Patrick Doody Clinic
79 Pelham Road
Wimbledon
SW191NX

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion:

  • Children and adults diagnosed with HIV who live in Merton.
  • Partners and carers of people living with HIV who need advice.
  • People living with HIV who are registered to GP practices in Merton.

Exclusion:

  • People living with HIV who live outside the borough of Merton.
 

Locations and opening hours

Merton Civic Centre

London Road
Morden, SM4 5DX
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm

St George’s Hospital

Blackshaw Rd, London, SW17 0QT
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm

Patrick Doody CASH Clinic

79 Pelham Road, Wimbledon, SW19 1NX
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm