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Becoming a district nurse

We currently employ approximately 200 community nurses, many of whom are district nurses. Would you like to be one of them?

We have nine community nursing localities providing care in the home to our patients in Lambeth and Southwark and are currently recruiting for a variety of district nursing roles. View our current district nursing vacancies.

You can become a district nurse

Now is a fantastic time to join us, with many opportunities available. We are transforming our service and undertaking a great deal of development work. We also provide great benefits for our nurses – like driving lessons for non car drivers and a transition training programme. This 13-day programme covers all areas of learning that staff who are new to community working will need and is the only one of its kind in the UK.

See a full list of the nurse benefits (Word 29Kb) we provide, including more information about the transition programme.

Read about district nursing from a nurse's perspective in Parveen's view.

About our nursing teams

The district nurse teams in Lambeth and Southwark work alongside Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College Hospital to provide skilled nursing care at home, promote and maintain independence, provide patient education, advice and support to individuals, carers and the family.District nurses

The nursing teams, in a variety of roles, undertake comprehensive nursing assessment and case management. They prescribe medication and undertake complete episodes of care in conjunction with primary care.

Our community locations

We have nine district nurse localities in Lambeth and Southwark. Find out more about each centre by choosing from the list below:

With more initiatives to care for patients in their own home and more services moving to community, we are concentrating on hospital admissionDistrict nurse demonstration avoidance, management of long term conditions and working with families, carers and the patients to assist them in managing their conditions.

We are changing our culture away from ‘doing for’ to supporting and educating for self care and promoting greater personal responsibility for health where patients are able.

Taking the best of the NHS to the patient at home


Further information

Typical roles:

  • Healthcare assistants
  • District nurses
  • Phlebotomists
  • Community matrons
  • End of Life specialists
  • Practice development nurses
  • Specialist practice teachers
  • Continence nurses
  • Administrative assistants
  • Pharmacists

Critical care and theatre nurses  

We are particularly keen to recruit critical care and theatre nurses.