The Camden, Islington ELiPSe and UCLH & HCA Palliative Care Service provide specialist care in community and hospital settings for patients with life-limiting illness.

Our palliative care specialists include nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, clinical psychologists and assistant practitioners. Watch an interview with some of the team to find out more about the role of palliative care:

The team provides palliative care and advice to adults at home in the boroughs of South Camden, North East Westminster and Islington, and to teenagers and adults in University College London Hospital (UCLH), Princess Grace Hospital, Harley Street Clinic and Harley Street at UCLH. We also provide palliative care support for children in UCLH.

The service is not suitable for children being cared for at home, as this service is delivered by the Lifeforce Team you can call them on 020 3316 1950.

The service accepts referrals from:

  • General practitioners (GPs) and other health and social care professionals
  • Acute services
  • Community services
  • Patients and families (but we will always check with the GP or hospital consultant to check that our input is needed before accepting the referral).

For community referrals, a North Central London Palliative Care referral form should be completed or if a GP an EMIS summary can be sent.

The service is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (closed on public holidays)

Our of hours

Between 5pm to 9am Monday to Friday, and at any time during a weekend or bank holiday, the on-call team members can be contacted by telephoning the UCLH switchboard on 0845 155 5000 (ask the operator to air call the Palliative Care Team). The on-call nurse or doctor works with Harmoni GPs, hospital doctors, community and hospital nurses. They will initially offer telephone advice but can also visit people at home or in hospital when necessary.

Please note, the Camden office’s postal address is different. Please send any post or deliveries to:

Camden, Islington ELiPSe and UCLH & HCA Palliative Care Service
University College Hospital
235 Euston Road, London
NW1 2BU

  • For patients in south Camden and north-east Westminster telephone 020 3447 7140
  • For patients in Islington telephone 020 3317 5777 (the team is based at Islington ELiPSe, 23a Benwell Road, London N7 7BL)
  • For patients in UCLH and HCA telephone 020 3447 7140

To reach the UCLH & HCA Services office in Maple House:

Bus: Outside Warren Street Station (Stop X) - 24, 29, 73, 134, 390, N5, N20, N29, N73, N253, N279

London Underground: Warren Street (Victoria and Northern Line via Charing Cross)

Rail: Euston Station

To reach the Camden and Islington Community Palliative Care Team Service office: 

Bus: 263, 271, 393, 43

London Underground: Holloway Road Station (Piccadilly), Highbury &Islington (Victoria)

Rail: Highbury & Islington (Overground, Great Northern)