The adult community nursing service provides professional nursing care in the community to adults over the age of 16 who are either housebound or have complex needs.
We aim to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital and facilitate early discharge.
Our service is available 8am - 11pm, 365 days a year.
Our teams of nurses are based in different localities across Lambeth and Southwark. They are led by district nursing sisters and charge nurses who work with GP practices. Community matrons sit within the district nursing teams.
Our service provides:
-Assessment and case management
-Leg ulcer clinics
-Education, supporting self care
-Bladder and bowel management
Lambeth Contact Details:
Tel: 020 3049 4040 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm)
Out of hours tel (ask for district nurses): 020 3228 6000
Southwark Contact Details:
Click here for district nursing teams' location and contact details and GP surgeries in Southwark.
You must be registered with a GP in Southwark or Lambeth to see our adult community nursing team. The service is offered primarily to people who are housebound and unable to access nursing care from their GP practice or elsewhere.
You will see a community nurse who may have a student with them. They will be wearing uniform, and will clearly identify themselves as a Guy's and St Thomas' community nurse. They will discuss a care and treatment plan based upon an assessment of your nursing care needs.
Lambeth and Southwark
Who is it for:
You must be registered with a GP in Southwark or Lambeth to see the adult community nursing team.The service is offered primarily to people who are housebound and unable to access nursing care from their GP practice or elsewhere.