Nursing homes

Useful referral information

We have provided a link of some of the services that can support care home patients. Please click on the hyperlink for further information or relevant referral forms/referrals page. Unless otherwise stated, care homes can refer directly to all these services. Please inform the GP if you make a referral to these teams.

  • @Home team and rapid response – Website for referral details
    • 0203 049 5751
      Admissions avoidance team who can support care for your patients at home. Referrals only from GPs who have seen patient within 24hours. 
  • Audiology home visits – Visit website for referral form or to request visit online or call.
    • T) 0800 854 477
    • For all audiology and appliance assessments and for ear wax removal. GP to ensure no wax is present

  • Adult Continuing health care team (formally Southwark care home support team – await new website)
    • T) 020 3049 8834  Email:
    • Support nursing homes with continuing care assessments.
  • Community adult rehab team  – Website for service and referral details.
    • Southwark: 020 3049 8960
    • For community or outpatient rehabilitation, mobility support, appliances and physiotherapy.
    • The service may not suitable for patients with poor cognition/bed bound. Please call them, if needed, to discuss any cases and ensure referral is suitable.
  • Malnutrition help line Call for dietetic support and advice
    Mon – Fri 9-5pm 0203 049 7675
  • Community mental health team for older people
    020 3228 6920
  • Mental Health Care Home Intervention Teams
    • 020 3228 6928
    • Supports patients who have particularly challenging behaviour.
  • Neuro rehabilitation
    • 020 3049 8940
    • For Neuro-physiotherapy , Speech & Language Therapy, Swallow, Mobility aid