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Community Nurses

The District Nursing Service is for patients who are unable to attend the surgery or clinic. District Nurses work in partnership with patients, families and carers to:

  • Provide skilled nursing care at home
  • Promote and maintain patient independence
  • Provide patient education, advice and support

District Nurses are also involved in running specialist clinics and provide education and support to nursing and residential homes.

The service is provided by a team of community nurses led by a District Nurse who holds a specialist practice qualification and is a qualified nurse prescriber.

The District Nursing team work in partnership with GPs and other agencies to provide a range of services.

District Nurses provide:

  • Wound care including leg ulcers
  • Continence care
  • Palliative care
  • Continuing care for chronic conditions e.g. diabetes and heart disease
  • Acute or short term care e.g. post-operative advice and support
  • Advice on benefits available

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
 
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