District nursing services support patients who are housebound by providing nursing care in their own homes and/or other community settings.
Services work in partnership with specialist community nursing and therapy services, patients, carers, general practitioners (GPs) and other social care teams to provide high-quality nursing care and advice.
The service offers professional advice, support, teaching and skilled nursing care to enable people to live as independently as possible with an acute or chronic illness/disability who have a nursing need
District nurses assess the healthcare needs of patients and families, monitor the quality of care that they receive and are professionally accountable for delivery of care. They develop tailored packages of nursing care.
The service also works to keep hospital admissions or readmissions to a minimum, and aids in the safe early discharge of patients from hospital into the community, wherever possible.
District nurses also teach patients to care for themselves, and teach family members how to give care to their relatives.
Your GP can refer you to your local District Nursing Service
Belsize Priory District Nurses (Camden residents)
Telephone: 0203 317 5705
Out-of-hours: 0203 317 5916
Maida Vale District Nurses (Westminster residents)
Phone: 0207 563 6129