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, known as the Integrated Care Network (ICN).
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.
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 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…
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…
Other useful information
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’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.
What happens to your information – Why it’s important for us to share your health records