Camden Rapid Response Admission Avoidance Service

2nd floor, South Wing, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way
London, NW1 0PE
United Kingdom

020 3317 3400

Camden Rapid Response Admission Avoidance Service provides advanced nursing care, occupational therapy and physiotherapy to people with immediate health or functional needs who would otherwise require an admission to hospital.

It is one of a range of intermediate care services which provide therapies and rehabilitation in community settings for adults in Camden.
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The service offers short-term intensive support including nursing and therapeutic assessments and social care for up to 10 days, after patients are referred on to other appropriate services.

The service aims to offer safe care at home which enables people to avoid hospital admissions.

Eligibility criteria (who is the service for?)

The service is for adults over the age of 18 who live in Camden, are registered with a Camden general practitioner (GP) and who require immediate intervention to prevent a possible hospital admission.

The service is not suitable for people who are medically unstable or where mental health is the main presenting problem.

How can someone be referred?

The service accepts referrals from:

  • GPs and other health and social care staff including sheltered housing managers
  • London Ambulance Service
  • Acute services, if the patient has deteriorated once discharged home
  • Carers and families (self-referrals)

Referrals should be made by telephoning the Central Access Team on 020 3317 3400.

Download Camden Community Services referral form

Can I use NHS E-Referral (formerly Choose and Book) to arrange my first outpatient appointment?

NHS e-Referral is not applicable to this service.

Service times

The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

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