Nursing

This section guides you to the contact information for the MS clinical nurse specialists at St Georges and other Trusts and to the Wandsworth nursing service. There is local clinical guidance in specific areas, such as pressure care and end of life care. Links to local and national guidelines are provided and more information is available through the MS Trust and MS Society websites.

Sections:

MS Nurse Specialists,

Community Nurses

Complex Care Management, CAHS GP Team

Skin Care / Tissue Viability Specialist Nursing 

Community Respiratory Specialist Nursing

Continence Specialist Nursing

End of Life Care Nursing


MS Nurse Specialists

  • Support and information for patients who have been diagnosed with MS
  • Information about MS and the treatments used
  • Specialist nursing assessment and advice on the management of MS
  • Bladder and Bowel assessments
  • On-going support for patients with MS and their carers
  • Monitoring for patients on Disease Modifying Therapy: St Georges Hospital has a Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT) Clinic that takes place twice a month. DMT are treatments for people with relapsing remitting MS that can reduce the number and severity of relapses. The patient can be referred to the specialist clinic by their neurologist.
  • Links to other services that can support the patient
  • Education to other health and social care staff

Community Nurses

Contact Single Point of Access – Central London Community Healthcare Nurses .

Tel: 0333 300 2350 (Mon – Fri 8am to 8pm, weekends/ Bank Holidays 8am to 5pm)

Email: clcht.wandsworthspa@nhs.net   Post: PO Box 130, Morden, SM4 9EF

Single Point of Access Referral Form

Complex case management CAHS GP Team

Daytime (including Community Nursing, Community Matron, Community Ward) – The Community nurses work closely with the GPs and are based within the GP Practices or Health centres

Night (including Night/Twilight Nursing)

Contact Single Point of Access – Central London Community Healthcare Nurses .

Tel: 0333 300 2350 (Mon – Fri 8am to 8pm, weekends/ Bank Holidays 8am to 5pm)

Email: clcht.wandsworthspa@nhs.net   Post: PO Box 130, Morden, SM4 9EF

Single Point of Access Referral Form

Community Tissue Viability Specialist Nursing – This nursing team focuses on the maintenance of skin integrity of people living in the community and in the management of chronic wounds and chronic oedema. For more information see NICE guidelines on pressure ulcers.

Skin care / Tissue Viability Specialist Nursing 

The tissue viability team provides assessment and treatment for patients with complex non-healing wounds including pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, fungating wounds and post-operative wounds.

For more information see NICE guidelines on pressure ulcers.

Contact Single Point of Access – Central London Community Healthcare Nurses .

Tel: 0333 300 2350 (Mon – Fri 8am to 8pm, weekends/ Bank Holidays 8am to 5pm)
Email: clcht.wandsworthspa@nhs.net
Post: PO Box 130, Morden, SM4 9EF

Single Point of Access Referral Form

Community Respiratory Specialist Nursing

NB: For the Wandsworth Community Respiratory Physiotherapist  – Tel: 020 8812 3016 stgh-tr.referrals@nhs.net

Community Continence Specialist Nursing

Community Continence Specialist Nursing

MS clinical nurse specialist
Offers assessment of incontinence and will refer to other services as appropriate such as community nursing, dietician, and hospital bowel clinics.

Wandsworth Community Neuro Team Clinical Nurse Specialist
 Offers assessment of bladder and bowel continence, provides advice on retraining and management and referral to other services as appropriate.

End of life careEOLC Community Nursing Service

Contact Single Point of Access – Central London Community Healthcare Nurses .

Tel: 0333 300 2350 (Mon – Fri 8am to 8pm, weekends/ Bank Holidays 8am to 5pm)

Email: clcht.wandsworthspa@nhs.net   Post: PO Box 130, Morden, SM4 9EF

Single Point of Access Referral Form

Trinity Hospice

Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, London, SW4 0RN

Tel: 020 7787 1000

Email: rth.referrals@nhs.net

Trinity Hospice offers inpatient, outpatient services as well as support.

For further information on End of Life Care see Specialist NHS Services

Other specialist Community Nursing 

  • Heart failure specialist nursing
  • Diabetes specialist nursing service including Desmond
  • Phlebotomy services for all housebound patients

Contact Single Point of Access – Central London Community Healthcare Nurses .

Tel: 0333 300 2350 (Mon – Fri 8am to 8pm, weekends/ Bank Holidays 8am to 5pm)

Email: clcht.wandsworthspa@nhs.net      Post: PO Box 130, Morden, SM4 9EF

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