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.
- MS Nurses
- Wandsworth Community Nurses
- Wandsworth Community Ward
- Tissue Viability
- Respiratory nurses
- End of Life Care including Trinity Hospice, Mulberry Place; CoordinatemyCare; Gold Standard Framework.
The Community nurses work closely with the GPs and are based within the GP Practices or Health centres.
Tel: 020 8812 5678
Tel: 020 8812 4050 / Fax: 0208 812 4051
This nursing team is based at St John’s Therapy Centre and focuses on the maintenance of skin integrity of people living in the community and in the management of chronic wounds and chronic oedema. They have an important role in the education of community workers, both nursing and care givers and collaborate with other teams, such as the wheelchair service.
In Wandsworth, the occurrence of pressure ulcers (grade 2 and above) are to be reported as a clinical incident and a completed adverse incident report form is sent to clinical governance. This complies with the recommendations of the Royal College of Physicians’ audit of the NICE guidelines for MS 2008 when it was highlighted that pressure ulcers are a sentinel marker of quality and thus incidence should be monitored.
Tel: 020 8812 5000
Wandsworth Community Respiratory Physiotherapist
Tel: 020 8812 3016
St George’s Hospital and other sites in Wandsworth provide respiratory services.
6. End of Life Care
In this resource the term ‘End of life’ refers to the advanced stages of a long term disease when support in decision making and help with more complex symptom management may be needed..
For information about ‘end of life care’ in Wandsworth and to discuss individual case details make contact with your GP and local community nursing team.
For carer support please contact the Wandsworth Carers Centre
For guidance re Power of Attorney; Advanced directives and Advance directives:
Mulberry Place is Trinity’s Outpatient services for patient and family care. They offer exercise classes, complimentary therapies and support.
Also information about volunteer service to people at home.
Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, London, SW4 0RN Telephone: 020 7787 1000, Fax: 020 7498 9726
The Wandsworth Care Coordination Centre – one point of contact for all your patients needs at the end of life.
For information about ‘end of life care’ in Wandsworth and to discuss individual case details make contact with your local community nursing team.
Patients & Carers: Coordinate My Care is a clinical service sharing information between your healthcare providers which should help to coordinate your care and record your wishes of how you would like to be cared for.
Healthcare Professionals: As a shared clinical service Coordinate My Care allows healthcare professionals to record patient’s wishes and ensures their personalised care plan is available to all those who care for them.
The GSF is about giving the right care in the right place at the right time for people who are nearing the end of their lives. This is used by Wandsworth GPs and nursing.
The patient can be referred to the MS clinical nurse specialist for assessment of constipation and faecal incontinence. Assessment will be completed and referral will be made to other services as appropriate such as community nursing, dietician, and hospital bowel clinics.