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Hospital, Nursing & Health Part 2

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District Nursing Services (16+) RBKC, LBHF, WCC

District nurses work in people’s homes and the local community to help patients improve, maintain, and recover their health, cope with health problems, and achieve the best possible quality of life, whatever their disease or disability. District nursing teams work closely with GPs, social services and other healthcare teams involved in the patient’s care.

They also work closely with physiotherapists and occupational therapists, social workers, Macmillan/Marie Curie and other specialist health care professionals to provide care to meet a wide range of health care needs.

People can be referred to the district nursing service by their GP, hospital consultant and other healthcare professionals. Patients and their carers can also self-refer this service.

This service is available from a number of health centres and hospitals. Please contact your GP for more information.

Chelsea Community Hospital School (4-18) RBKC, LBHF, WCC

The Chelsea Community Hospital School provides education for children and young people while they are in hospital and also caters for pupils who cannot access mainstream school due to their medical conditions.

Children learn in their Key Stage groups but also have much needed 1:1 support and individual sessions. Staff work closely with children’s home schools and liaise directly with home school staff ensuring that they plan appropriately for each child.

The school currently uses the Equals Curriculum for pupils with SEN and P levels to assess their needs and progress. Staff are trained in using Makaton and PECS through in house training. The service is provided across four locations.

Collingham Child and Family Centre

A referral unit for up to sixteen children between the ages of five and thirteen, who have complex emotional, behavioural and mental health problems.

1A Beatrice Place,
London W8 5LW

Email: admin@cchs.org.uk Tel: 020 7361 7940

St Mary’s Hospital

St Mary’s has a paediatric department comprising of 3 wards, Grand Union, Great Western, West Way and a paediatric intensive care unit. The school has a well-resourced classroom on Great Western ward, and all patients are encouraged to attend classes in the classroom.

If children are unable to come to the classroom due to the nature of their treatment they are taught by their beds. Staff will ensure that children in the Intensive Care Unit have access to books, taped stories and other teaching aids. The school is in the process of developing video conferencing to support learning patients in isolation through wireless internet.

Full of Life · A self-help group managed by parents of children with disabilities

Great Western Ward, 7th Floor QEQM Building,
St Mary’s Hospital,
Praed Street, W2 1NY

Tel: 0203 312 6257

Email: admin@cchs.org.uk

Chelsea and Westminster hospital

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital provides National Curriculum education within the three children’s wards and a burns unit. Children are taught in the classrooms, or if they are unable to leave the ward, by their beds.

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
School Office,
369 Fulham Road,
London SW10 9NH

Tel: 0203 315 8672/3

Email: admin@cchs.org.uk

Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital

The Royal Brompton and Harefield is a hospital for patients with chronic and acute heart and lung conditions. The catchment area is worldwide and most patients are long term or recurrent admissions. The school works on two wards, Rose and Foulis.

The Rose Ward works with 4-16 year olds who are usually taught in classrooms, however many are in isolation and are taught in their cubicles or via video conferencing.

The Foulis Ward provides education for young people aged 16 and over enabling access to higher education courses, Information Technology and creative arts. The ward works closely with schools, colleges and careers advice centres.

The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital
Schoolroom – Rose Ward
Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP

Tel: 020 7352 8121 ext 2415
Email: admin@cchs.org.uk

Health Visitors (0-5) RBKC, LBHF, WCC

Health visiting teams work with mothers, their families, and community groups to promote the health and wellbeing of children between the antenatal period and the child's 5th year of age. Your Health Visitor will also be able to refer you to Early Help services and therapies. A health visitor is usually allocated to you after the birth of your child. However if your child was not born in UK you can contact your local Health Visitor Team via your GP.

Continence Service

The Continence Service provides support and management to children and adults with bladder and/or bowel dysfunction and who live in the Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Barnet areas. The continence team is based at St. Charles Centre for Health and Well-being in Kensington and Chelsea, and patients can be referred by self-referral, the G.P, district nurse, health visitor, social services and other healthcare professionals. For more information contact St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing. Phone: 020 8962 4656.

Wheelchair Services

For information about wheelchair services and other mobility services, please click the following link : http://www.fulloflifekc.com/information-service/mobility.php

Structure of the NHS


Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013. CCGs are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area. There are now 211 CCGs in England.

Full of Life · A self-help group managed by parents of children with disabilities


The Health and Social Care Act 2012 establishes health and wellbeing boards as a forum where key leaders from the health and care system work together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population and reduce health inequalities. Health and wellbeing board members will collaborate to understand their local community’s needs, agree priorities and encourage commissioners to work in a more joined-up way. As a result, patients and the public should experience more joined-up services from the NHS and local councils in the future.


Local Healthwatch is the new consumer champion for users of health and social care services, created as part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and replacing the Local Involvement Networks (LINks). Healthwatch Central West London will cover Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. Each borough will be supported by a Local Committee.

Healthwatch Kensington and Chelsea will ensure the views of people, patients and carers are represented and influence the way health and social care services are commissioned and delivered. They will also feedback information to Healthwatch England and report concerns about the quality of