Our HIV specialist nurses offer nursing advice and support to all HIV-positive patients attending the Royal Free London HIV services. We are actively involved with the in-patient HIV service and see patients within the Ian Charleson Day Centre and visit patients in the community This includes advising and supporting patients in maintaining their adherence to antiviral medication, promoting attendance at clinic and healthy living options. We liaise with a wide range of other statutory and non-statutory HIV-specific and generic services and agencies.
If you are a patient at the Ian Charleson Day Centre and would like to speak to a community nurse specialist, please call 020 7830 2682.
We have recently established an e-clinic for patients who are stable on anti-viral treatment, have an undetectable viral load and do not need to see a doctor at every visit.
The clinic is aimed at reducing the amount of time spent in clinic and is run by our team of nurse practitioners. Appointments run all day every week-day and involve a wellbeing check, routine blood tests and prescription renewal. In addition, there is opportunity to talk to one of our nurses about any other health and wellbeing issues. Test results are sent to you by your preferred method email, text or phone.
We are also happy to discuss aspects of healthy living with patients and can signpost to other hospital and community based services.