Community teams

Our community teams bring together our nurses and therapists into single teams, who work with your GP to give you the care you need. They generally offer care to people living with on-going ill health who may need extra support from a range of different out-of-hospital health services.

Find out more about Community teams

Overview

Our aim is for all our services to work together and make it easier for you to get back on your feet and promote and maintain your independence.

These teams comprise of district nurses, community staff nurses, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, therapy assistants, phlebotomists and administrators, who all work closely with you and your GP to provide ‘integrated care’.

If you have a number of ongoing health concerns then you would probably benefit from ‘integrated care’. Integrated care is all about health care being organised around what you need and then putting together a plan in which the different health care professionals you will work with all coordinate so that you get the best outcome.

Using this service

To use this service you’ll need a referral from your doctor (GP) or other health care professional. If you think you would benefit from this service, please speak to one of these people first.

The service supports those of you to get you ‘back on your feet’, become independent and feel confident to manage your condition.

Our main aim is to allow you to stay at home and keep you out of hospital, as long as it is safe to do this. We know that, in general, people prefer to stay at home if they can.

Appointments

Your first appointment

We will arrange for one or more of our team to visit you at home to access and talk to you about your needs. This will help us to determine what help and support you need to manage your condition and maintain your independence and perhaps arrange for some extra equipment if we think it would be helpful.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you should need to cancel an appointment with us please call 020 8295 3634 so we can make alternative arrangements for you.

More information

More about district nursing

Your district nurse will work with you to help you learn how to care for yourself as well as offering ongoing care to you.  They are also a great source of information about other people who may be able to offer health and social care. Treatments include dressings, blood tests, continence management, care of the dying, blood pressure management, seasonal vaccinations, leg ulcer management and much more.

More about occupational therapy

Occupational therapy aims to promote people’s health and well-being  through their everyday activities. The College of Occupational  Therapists describes it as a way of enabling people to “achieve as much  as they can for themselves and get the most out of life”.read more…

When it is used
Techniques and equipment
Rehabilitation

More about physiotherapy

Physiotherapy, often referred to as physio, uses physical methods, such as therapeutic exercise and manipulation, to promote healing and wellbeing. Physiotherapy treatments are often used to help restore a person’s range of movement after injury, illness or if living with a disability. read more…

What it’s used for

How it works

Self-help

Other useful information

Age UK
Age UK are the national charity supporting older people.They offer a wide range of services and advice and also campaign for recognition and rights.

Bromley Council
Bromley Council’s website is useful for information about social care, packages of care, care of vulnerable adults, housing, benefits, occupational therapy.

Directgov – information for disabled people
The government’s gateway to information about a wide range of public services.

St Christopher’s Bromley
Care for patients with terminal conditions, who may need nursing support and care at the end of their lives.

Leaflets

Right care, right place, right time – Making sure you have easier access to our services

Sharing your health information – Why it’s important for us to share your health records

 

Overview

Our aim is for all our services to work together and make it easier for you to get back on your feet and promote and maintain your independence.

These teams comprise of district nurses, community staff nurses, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, therapy assistants, phlebotomists and administrators, who all work closely with you and your GP to provide ‘integrated care’.

If you have a number of ongoing health concerns then you would probably benefit from ‘integrated care’. Integrated care is all about health care being organised around what you need and then putting together a plan in which the different health care professionals you will work with all coordinate so that you get the best outcome.

Using this service

To use this service you’ll need a referral from your doctor (GP) or other health care professional. If you think you would benefit from this service, please speak to one of these people first.

The service supports those of you to get you ‘back on your feet’, become independent and feel confident to manage your condition.

Our main aim is to allow you to stay at home and keep you out of hospital, as long as it is safe to do this. We know that, in general, people prefer to stay at home if they can.

Appointments

Your first appointment

We will arrange for one or more of our team to visit you at home to access and talk to you about your needs. This will help us to determine what help and support you need to manage your condition and maintain your independence and perhaps arrange for some extra equipment if we think it would be helpful.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you should need to cancel an appointment with us please call 020 8295 3634 so we can make alternative arrangements for you.

More information

More about district nursing

Your district nurse will work with you to help you learn how to care for yourself as well as offering ongoing care to you.  They are also a great source of information about other people who may be able to offer health and social care. Treatments include dressings, blood tests, continence management, care of the dying, blood pressure management, seasonal vaccinations, leg ulcer management and much more.

More about occupational therapy

Occupational therapy aims to promote people’s health and well-being  through their everyday activities. The College of Occupational  Therapists describes it as a way of enabling people to “achieve as much  as they can for themselves and get the most out of life”.read more…

When it is used
Techniques and equipment
Rehabilitation

More about physiotherapy

Physiotherapy, often referred to as physio, uses physical methods, such as therapeutic exercise and manipulation, to promote healing and wellbeing. Physiotherapy treatments are often used to help restore a person’s range of movement after injury, illness or if living with a disability. read more…

What it’s used for

How it works

Self-help

Other useful information

Age UK
Age UK are the national charity supporting older people.They offer a wide range of services and advice and also campaign for recognition and rights.

Bromley Council
Bromley Council’s website is useful for information about social care, packages of care, care of vulnerable adults, housing, benefits, occupational therapy.

Directgov – information for disabled people
The government’s gateway to information about a wide range of public services.

St Christopher’s Bromley
Care for patients with terminal conditions, who may need nursing support and care at the end of their lives.

Leaflets

Right care, right place, right time – Making sure you have easier access to our services

Sharing your health information – Why it’s important for us to share your health records

 

Community Teams

0300 330 5777

Adult Therapies

bromh.cccpod3@nhs.net

District Nurses

bromh.cccpod1@nhs.net

Our Community teams clinic locations

The teams are seven days a week, but the lines are only manned by our admin team 9.am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday ( excluding bank holidays). Out of hours you will be able to leave a message.

The times shown below are the times clinics are open generally.