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Community Nurses

District Nurses are qualified nurses with further specialised training and are experienced in provision of nursing care in the community. District Nurses help housebound patients, bedridden patients and patients requiring post operative care.

The principle roles of a District Nursing team are:

  • Assessment of patient’s and carers’ needs
  • the provision of a skilled  nursing  care to meet that need.

Planning of care programs with agreed objectives that are set in partnership with patients and their family/carers that aim towards either:

a) A full recovery

b) Enabling individuals to maximise their quality of life within the limits of their disease

Or c) Providing dignity and peace for the terminally ill  

If you need care from the District Nurses you can either contact the surgery on 01842 810388, or you can contact them directly on:

0300 123 2425

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are qualified nurses with further specialised training and are experienced in child health, health promotion and health education. Health Visitors help families with young children.

Health Visitors are part of the NHS community health services and they work closely with G.Ps, Practice Nurses, District Nurses, School Health Nurses, Midwives, Social Workers and School Teachers.

You can get access to your Health Visitor through your G.P surgery or health clinic.

Every family with children under five years has a named health visitor. They advise parents on their child's:

  • growth and development
  • immunisation programs
  • safety in and outside the home common illnesses
  • healthy eating
  • everyday difficulties e.g. teething, sleeping, feeding, temper tantrums where to find child minders, toddler groups, playgroups, day nurseries offer continuing support
  • appropriate child care if you are returning to work
  • put you in touch with other sources of help
 
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