District Nursing Islington

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Service update: April 2022

During the Covid-19 outbreak, the vast majority of the Whittington District Nursing team's work continued as planned. During this time, we adapted agile working and new processes to enhance communication and maintain efficiency.

Currently all community services have resumed, and the district nursing service is working in partnership with the various services to deliver and maintain high quality care. The district nursing service continues to support patients to be treated in their various homes and are strengthening the partnerships in the community to prevent hospital admissions.

Service update: March 2022

The DN service is now currently back to seeing all housebound patients living within the borough who meet the district nursing criteria.
The service in Islington has 3 teams in alignment with the current PCNs: Central, North and South Islington.

Referrals for district nursing should be sent at least 48 hours before the patient’s first visit is required. If your patient needs to be seen sooner, call the messaging service on 020 7288 3555, otherwise see How to Refer section, below

For patient eligibility, scroll down.

See Location section, below, for lists of the practices covered by the teams. District nursing in Islington is carried out by the teams listed: Central, North, South: 

Team Managers

Central Islington: Olayemi Akoguni (t: 0203 316 8370/m: 0782 584 2452/e: Olayemi.akogun@nhs.net)
Team e: whh-tr.centralislington-districtnursing@nhs.net

North Islington: Sandra Ansah (t: 0203 316 8665/m: 07825 118 738/e:Sandra.ansah@nhs.net)
Team e: whh-tr.northislington-districtnursing@nhs.net

South Islington: Edomwonyi Matthew (t: 0203 316 8592/m: 07944 125 190/e: edomwonyi.matthew@nhs.net)
Team e: whh-tr.dn-islingtonsouth@nhs.net


District nursing care services include, but are not limited to:

  • assessment and ordering of equipment to enable care in the home
  • bladder and continence assessment
  • blood tests
  • bowel care
  • catheter care including recatherisation
  • chemotherapy management
  • complex wound assessment and management
  • continuing care assessments
  • controlled drug administration
  • end of life care
  • healthy living advice
  • IV antibiotics
  • leg ulcer clinics
  • long-term condition management
  • lymphoedema management
  • medication management
  • mental capacity assessments
  • nutritional advice
  • PEG care
  • pleurex drainage
  • pressure area care
  • pressure ulcer management
  • self-management support
  • support for carers and family
  • symptom control
  • vacuum pump dressings
  • vitamin B12 injections
  • wound care: ambulatory catheter clinics.

Eligibility criteria


  • Haringey or Islington residents aged 16+
  • and housebound (unable to receive care outside of their place of residence)

District nursing also provides support to patients and their carers to take responsibility for managing their own care, which helps to reduce unplanned admissions to hospital.


  • Haringey or Islington residents under 16 years of age
  • Any resident able to travel to receive care.

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: EMIS managed referral

A referral form can be found in ISL EMIS under
ISL global documents > Community nursing services  > District Nursing services referral form

e: arti.centralbooking@nhs.net 

OR you can call
t: 020 3316 1600 or 020 3316 1111

Out of Hours call the District Nurse Message Taking Service
t: 020 7288 3555 (24 hours)

Please note:

  • GPs are required to provide a copy of the EMIS summary
  • Referrals for the administration of medication should be clear and include the name of the drug, the dose, the dosing time and the length of treatment.
  • The medication record needs to be signed and dated by the prescribing doctor.


Islington Central district nursing team

Central practices: Highbury Grange Medical; ; The Medical Centre; Mildmay Medical Practice; ; Roman Way Medical Practice; Sobell Medical Centre, The miller practice, River place group practice, Elizabeth avenue group practice, New North Health centre, St Peters street medical centre

Islington North district nursing team

North practices: Archway Medical Centre; Beaumont Practice; Hanley Primary Care Centre; Northern Medical Centre; The Rise Group Practice; St John’s Way Medical Centre; Stroud Green Medical Clinic; The Village Practice, Goodinge group practice, Family practice, The Junction Surgery, Partnerships Primary Centre,

Islington South district nursing team

South East practices: Amwell Group Practice; Barnsbury Medical Practice; City Road Medical Centre; Clerkenwell Medical Practice; Killick Street Health Centre; Pine Street Medical Practice; Ritchie Street Group Practice