Integrated Primary Care Teams (includes District Nurses)

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Three Integrated Primary Care Teams provide district nursing, rehabilitation physiotherapy and occupational therapy, complex care, pharmacy technician and clinical psychology input  to housebound patients.

The team creates a care plan to include:

  • urinary catheter care  (for referral criteria or for other catheter services, please see Catheter Management)
  • tissue viability and wound care
  • assessment for continence products
  • palliative care/end of life
  • falls  prevention service
  • case management
  • injectable medication  administration (if patient unable to self-manage)
  • home-based OT/PT therapy assessment and rehabilitation  to improve independence.

Please see Downloads for contact details of each location.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • over 18, live in Camden, and registered with Camden GP
  • housebound and cannot easily attend clinics

Exclusions

  • no nursing need or rehabilitation potential
  • not housebound
  • only need is social care
  • need immediate admission to secondary care
  • require administration of psychiatric medication or main presenting problem is mental health issue
  • need help with tasks (e.g. collection of prescriptions, delivery of incontinence equipment)
  • referral for provision of OT equipment only

How to refer

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

Complete EMIS form called 'Camden Community Health Referral Form - CNWL' which can be found on the EMIS Forms page, and attach any relevant discharge or outpatient reports.

e: camdenreferrals.cnwl@nhs.net

For Twilight/Overnight service, referrals for same/next-day appointments need to be received by 4pm, Mon–Fri.

The dedicated EMIS referral form for community phlebotomy appointments is on the EMIS Forms page.

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Complete referral form and attach any relevant discharge or outpatient reports.

e: camdenreferrals.cnwl@nhs.net

For Twilight/Overnight service, referrals for same/next-day appointments need to be received by 4pm, Mon–Fri.