The Dementia specialist nurse team provide specialist nursing care and support for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers to improve their overall health, wellbeing and quality of life.

We facilitate best practice dementia care through a coordinated and integrated approach across Merton by working alongside other services such as GPs, social services, other community service colleagues and the voluntary sector.
 

Who we see

We support people with dementia and their carers at all stages of dementia, by employing a person-centred approach to care – putting people’s wishes, preferences and independence at the centre of what we do.

Referral information

Any health and social care professional can refer into our team. The Dementia specialist nurse team also accepts self-referrals.

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

 

Referral criteria:

  • People over 18 years of age who are registered with a Merton GP
  • People with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers
  • People who are concerned that they may be showing the signs of dementia but are, as yet, undiagnosed

Merton Single Point of Access (SPA) contact details:

Phone: 0333 004 7555
Email: clcht.mertonspa@nhs.net

 

Patient contact details

Patients can contact the Merton Single Point of Access (SPA) via:

Phone: 0333 241 4242

Opening hours

This is a community service that operates Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm).