STARRS - Brent


STARRS (short-term assessment, rehabilitation and reablement service) is an intermediate care service for patients in Brent. 

The team offers a range of health care, rehabilitation and reablement services for patients in Brent, including:

  • A rapid response service which provides a multi-disciplinary, holistic assessment of patients in their own home or in A&E, within two hours of referral. The service is for patients who are in urgent need of care and at risk of admission into hospital
  • Early supported discharge - facilitating early discharge for patients in hospital by providing hospital-at-home services in the community
  • Short-term rehabilitation providing neurological and general rehabilitation at home
  • A single point of access for referral to all of the above services.

Referrals are accepted from GPs and specialist healthcare professionals

Service times

  • Rapid response and early supported discharge - 8am - 8:30pm (seven days a week)
  • Referrals are accepted until 6pm
  • Short-term Rehabilitation - 8am - 5pm (Monday - Friday). 


STARRS Brent rapid response and early supported discharge office - Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals
Tel. 020 8453 2233

Short-Term Rehabilitation office - Willesden Centre for Health and Care
Tel. 020 8438 7240

Nipa Shah, Clinical Manager

Edgar Swart, Clinical Head Nurse

Monica Bowles, Non-Clinical Manager

Lai Ping Thum, Consultant