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Dementia

Harrow Admiral Nurse Service (HANS)

A new Admiral Nurse service has now launched in Harrow. It is not an emergency service.

What is an Admiral Nurse?

Admiral Nurses are qualified nurses with a professional specialism in dementia.

What does an Admiral Nurse do?

Admiral Nurses provide specialist dementia support, practical advice and emotional support to carers and families.

They are also available to offer comprehensive, specialist and expert advice to other professionals and services.

Who is eligible for the Harrow Admiral Nurse Service?

Unpaid carers and / or family members of someone with dementia who is resident in Harrow.

How to contact the Harrow Admiral Nurse Service

Email: admiral.nurses@harrow.gov.uk

Telephone: 020 8901 2680 (Access Harrow, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

Referrals 

Carers can self-refer by contacting the service by telephone (Access Harrow) and leaving a message. Professionals should contact the service to discuss any potential referrals.  

Admiral nurses will respond to these requests in a timely manner.

The Harrow Admiral Nurse Service Hours are:

9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and bank holidays) 

You can find out more about Admiral Nurses and other dementia resources on the Dementia UK website.

Dementia UK also host the national Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline which is free to call on 0800 888 6678

The majority of callers to the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline are close family members of someone with dementia: a spouse or partner, daughter or son.

Dementia specialist nurses can advise on all aspects of dementia and care.

They can also speak to neighbours, relatives, and friends in different parts of the country, and to the person with dementia – or suspected dementia – themselves.