District Nurses are attached to the Practice but are employed by Croydon Community Health Services.. A District nurse is a qualified nurse who has undertaken additional training, which enables her to assess the needs of an individual patient in his/her own home during periods of illness and incapacity. Her/His aim is to assist the patient and family to become as independent as possible.
The District Sister is the leader of a team of nurses working with general practitioners and all other professionals in the health care team.
Health Visitors employed by Croydon Community Health Services are attached to the Practice. Health Visitors lead a team of people who may be involved in the care of your children. These include community health nurses, registered nurses and nursery nurses. They will normally visit you when your baby is born, and then follow your child until they go to school.